Category Archives: Academics

Finding Normalcy in an Abnormal Year: A Return to Learning

As we approach the one-year mark of shutting down in-person school and moving to emergency remote learning, despite the exhaustion that so many of us feel, I am inspired and energized by the amazing work of our students and faculty.
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Teaching and Assessing What Matters (Part 2 )

While schools around the country and world are exploring the opportunities and implementation of competency learning, we embrace competency learning because it provides a method to truly unlock student-driven inquiry.
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Teaching and Assessing What Matters (Part 1)

by Mike Peller, Assistant Head of School for Teaching and Learning The world needs healing. The world needs healers. Fires continue to burn throughout the west, and more frequent and dangerous hurricanes hammer the southeast; our country is more politically divided than ever before; the Read More
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Academics: Compassion and Engagement in a Crisis

In the face of a crisis, or crises, it is important to lean into what one does well. That is exactly what we did for our academic program. We leaned into immersive student-driven inquiry, student care, and student agency. We leaned into compassion and engagement.
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Spotlight: Now Is the Time.

The Campaign for White Mountain

There has never been a time like this one in our School’s history. The White Mountain School is a vibrant community of students, staff and faculty - all of whom are dedicated to growth through inquiry-led learning and engagement. Our momentum is strong - Now Is the Time to invest in Read More
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Fun in the Sun – White Mountain Beach Day!

Connecting with nature, laughs with friends and moments of relaxation and fun can be just as crucial to academic success as hitting the books. It's another reason that makes #TheWhiteMountainSchool's annual surprise #BeachDay an essential part of our students' experience. You can see some Read More
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The White Mountain School Inducts New Members to National Honor Society

Thirteen students at The White Mountain School are new members of its chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS). The School’s NHS chapter inducted one senior, eight juniors, and four sophomores at a special ceremony held in Lovejoy Chapel during 2019’s Spring Family Weekend. The Read More
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Sustainable Communities Day: Putting Earth Day Principles Into Practice

Expanding on their daily practice of good ecological citizenship, The White Mountain School community marked Earth Day 2019 with a day-long program of workshops, expert discussions and films about humanity’s relationship with the Earth. Sustainable Communities Day 2019 highlighted Read More

White Mountain Robotics Team Puts STEM Into Action

Northern Horizons robotics team at The White Mountain School had an amazing season full of multi-disciplinary exploration, triumphs and the joy of teamwork. Based in the School’s Inquiry, Innovation and Impact Lab (I-LAB), Northern Horizons works alongside other students who are pursuing Read More

Field Course Highlight: Giving Back Through Service & Community Development

Twice a year, The White Mountain School offers its students a variety of opportunities to gain mastery of topics that are best learned out of a classroom setting during week-long Field Courses. Each of these immersive experiences allows an in-depth, academic exploration of a specific Read More