High Mowing School

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2014 School Data
High Mowing School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1942 1910
Campus Size 250 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 120 students 295 students
% Students of Color 10% 19%
% International Students 20% 20%
% Students Boarding 60% 68%
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

Finances

Endowment Size $1 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$49,900 $48,520
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$31,300 $27,240
% Students on Financial Aid 45% 35%
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No

Admission

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

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

Sports

# 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

Extracurriculars

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: TABS, AISNE, AWSNA

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is Cushing Academy (15.3 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Ashburnham, MA
    39 School Street, P.O. Box 8000
    AshburnhamMA 01430
    978-827-7300
    15.3 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 400 students
  • Groton, MA
    Groton School
    (Episcopal)
    282 Farmers Row, Box 991
    GrotonMA 01450
    978-448-7510
    16.7 mi | Gr. 8-12 | 381 students
  • Dublin, NH
    18 Lehmann Way, PO Box 522
    DublinNH 03444
    1-603-563-7075
    17.2 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 150 students
  • Groton, MA
    26 Powderhouse Road, PO Box 992
    GrotonMA 01450
    978 448 1530
    17.4 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 401 students
  • Winchendon, MA
    172 Ash Street
    WinchendonMA 01475
    978-297-4476
    17.7 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 250 students
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