High Mowing School

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2016 School Data
High Mowing School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1942 1910
Campus Size 250 acres 110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 120 students 295 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score n/a * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 10 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:4 1:7
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program Offered No Yes


Endowment Size $1 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$49,900 $50,475
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$31,300 $28,200
% Students on Financial Aid
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No


Application Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required No Yes
Director of AdmissionsMolly Reeve
Associate Director of AdmissionsLiz McSweeney


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 14 14
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Freestyle Skiing, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Orienteering, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee


Total Extracurricular Organizations 5 23
ExtracurricularsAll School Play, Hatha Yoga, Rock Climbing, Sinfonietta, Ultimate Frisbee

College Matriculation

Year: 2011 - 2015 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
College of the Atlantic 7
Smith College 7
Eckerd College 4
Savannah College of Art and Design 4
Brandeis University 3
Clark University 3
Prescott College 3
University of New Hampshire 3
Wheaton College 3
Berklee College of Music 2

School Notes

  • High Mowing is the oldest Waldorf boarding and day high school in North America. In 1942, Mrs. Beulah Emmet, inspired by the work and thought of Rudolf Steiner, converted her family country home into a Waldorf high school. The charming hilltop farm ideally suited the warm, home-like atmosphere she sought for her students, and it even suggested the school`s name (mowing is an old New England term for "hayfield"). Since that time, High Mowing has offered teenagers the unique combination of Waldorf education and community living (9th to 12th Grade).
  • In the 1970s, the school formed a partnership with Pine Hill Waldorf School (an elementary Waldorf school now located just across the road) to offer a complete K-12 Waldorf program in Wilton, New Hampshire.
  • School accreditations: Accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC) and the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA), A member in good standing of The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS), the Association of Independent Schools of New England (AISNE)
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