WMS was recently featured in AdmissionsQuest’s article, “Don’t Miss These Eight Superb Small Boarding Schools!”
by Marisa Peacock, AdmissionsQuest
“While most, if not all independent schools boast small classroom sizes and cozy campus communities, there are several small boarding schools whose goal is to intentionally keep enrollment below 200 students.
Though small, these schools offer big opportunities for students and faculty, alike.
Traditionally, small boarding schools are mission-driven, focused on serving a specific type of student. Some are strictly college preparatory but may vary in whether they serve more high achieving students or students who benefit from some support in developing better study habits, while others may serve students with special needs or who require a therapeutic component to their education.
The following AdmissionsQuest member school are also members of the Small Boarding School Association and unabashed in their belief in the potential of the small school environment.
Located in the mountains of northern New Hampshire, The White Mountain School is a college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 (and PG). Founded in the Episcopal tradition, the school’s mission focuses on preparing young people for rigorous college studies, and for life beyond formal academics. The school’s intentionally small size allows students the freedom to discover who they are, how they contribute to their communities, and how they can become responsible citizens of the changing planet, all within a supportive and caring environment.
The small size also allows the school to offer academic courses that not only align with a college preparatory curriculum, but extend well beyond the classroom and into the world around us. The core of the curriculum features a variety of courses and disciplines, including philosophy and religion, sustainability studies and field courses, which are designed to provide unique opportunities for students to immerse themselves in a specific discipline.
WMS also offers a plethora of traditional and not-so-traditional extra curricular opportunities. Whether it’s learning to rock climb or mountain bike, performing in a one-act play or helping with the school’s organic farm, students at WMS are encouraged to try new things and explore and develop their passions.”