High Mowing School

222 Isaac Frye Highway
Wilton, NH 03086
Tel: (603)654-9409 x 103
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 112 students
Our soccer, basketball, baseball (boys) and Lacrosse (girls) teams have fun and play hard. We often win games against much larger schools!  In addition, Rock Climbing, Downhill and Cross Country Skiing, Hatha Yoga and Ultimate Frisbee are some of the other possibilities for after school activity.
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Our soccer, basketball, baseball (boys) and Lacrosse (girls) teams have fun and play hard. We often win games against much larger schools!  In addition, Rock Climbing, Downhill and Cross Country Skiing, Hatha Yoga and Ultimate Frisbee are some of the other possibilities for after school activity.
The High Mowing curriculum is a well-rounded college preparatory experience that prepares our students for lives of meaning and purpose.Our curriculum, based in the wisdom of Waldorf pedagogy, is enriched by a team of talented and experienced teachers, rooted in a place of stunning natural beauty, and informed by over 70 years of tradition.

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Definition of Terms 
2014 School Data
High Mowing School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 7-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1942 1910
Campus Size 125 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 112 students 295 students
% Students of Color 10% 19%
% International Students 20% 20%
% Students Boarding 60% 67%
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 50% 67%
Summer Program Offered No Yes


Endowment Size $1 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$49,900 $48,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$31,300 $27,525
% Students on Financial Aid 45% 35%
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No


Application Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required No Yes
Director of AdmissionsKevin Driscoll
Associate Director of AdmissionsPaola Santillan


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 13 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Freestyle Skiing, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Orienteering, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee


Total Extracurricular Organizations 5 24
ExtracurricularsAll-School Play, Hatha Yoga, Rock Climbing, Sinfonietta, Ultimate Frisbee

College Matriculation

Year: 2007-2010 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of New Hampshire 5
Eckerd College 4
University of Vermont 3
Bennington College 2
Clark University 2
Hampshire College 2
Mount Holyoke College 2
New York University 2
Savannah College of Art & Design 2
Smith College 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: TABS, AISNE, AWSNA

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is Cushing Academy (15.3 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Ashburnham, MACushing Academy
    39 School Street, P.O. Box 8000
    AshburnhamMA 01430
    15.3 mi | 400 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Groton, MAGroton School
    282 Farmers Row, Box 991
    GrotonMA 01450
    16.7 mi | 381 students | Gr. 8-12
  • Dublin, NHDublin School
    18 Lehmann Way, PO Box 522
    DublinNH 03444
    17.2 mi | 150 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Groton, MALawrence Academy
    26 Powderhouse Road, PO Box 992
    GrotonMA 01450
    978 448 1530
    17.4 mi | 401 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Winchendon, MAThe Winchendon School
    172 Ash Street
    WinchendonMA 01475
    17.7 mi | 250 students | Gr. 9-12
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