New Hampton School

70 Main Street
New Hampton, NH 03256
Tel: 603-677-3401
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12, PG | 320 students
Founded in 1821, New Hampton School is regarded as a leader in technology integration in independent schools, and was recognized as an Apple Distinguished School in 2013.
The School offers a globally focused education to young men and women from across the country and around the world.
The first New England Boarding School to offer the International Baccalaureate Program, the School’s rigorous college preparatory curriculum is rooted in personal exploration, civic engagement, and global awareness.
It balances the rigor of IB with a highly regarded Academic Support Program.
Students take advantage of outstanding facilities in the arts, the sciences, and athletics; a wide range of opportunities for service and hands-on experience; and a talented faculty committed to holistic development.
Located in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire near the magnificent White Mountains, the school is ideally situated to help students explore issues of environmental sustainability.
The school is known as an innovator in technology integration and supports a comprehensive iPad Program.
Students benefit from a comprehensive Project Week each spring.
Alumni of New Hampton School matriculate to competitive colleges and universities and go on to take leadership roles in politics and culture, business and finance, science and medicine, education and philanthropy, or wherever their dreams and talents take them.

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Definition of Terms 
2015 School Data
New Hampton School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12, PG 11-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1821 1910
Campus Size 350 acres 121 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 320 students 300 students
% Students of Color 9% 20%
% International Students 19% 20%
% Students Boarding 80% 67%
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Weekly Weekly
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 11 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher:Student Ratio 1:5 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 4 16
Number of IB Courses Offered 30 -
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 60% 67%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $15 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$55,900 $49,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$33,900 $28,400
% Students on Financial Aid 30% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $24,000 $21,000
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Acceptance Rate 60% 56%
Director of AdmissionsWilliam McCulloch
Associate Director of AdmissionsLaura Dougherty

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 4 16
CoursesAP Art, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition, AP European History, AP French, AP Photography, AP Physics, AP Spanish, AP US History


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 20 14
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Dance, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Football, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Tennis

School Notes:

  • New Hampton School Mission: New Hampton School cultivates lifelong learners who will serve as active global citizens. We enhance the potential of students and promote academic success and development of caring community members. Our students are talented artists, athletes, and leaders who often learn best through hands-on experiences. If you're ready to GO BEYOND yourself, we're ready for you.
  • New Hampton was the first New England boarding school to be approved to offer the International Baccalaureate Program.
  • In 2010, The School introduced an iPad Pilot Program in 2010 and became a 1:1 iPad Program in 2012. NHS was named an Apple Distinguished School in 2013. Our values ground our school community and its programs, initiatives, and distinctive culture. We promote and engage students in purposeful self-exploration that models and encourages healthy risk-taking in the context of personal growth. Our school community commits itself to social equality and personal respect among all members of our school and extended community.
  • We honor and validate the diversity of all learners in our community, promoting understanding of the unique gifts each student possesses.
  • Our school community celebrates a genuine approach to campus living where we respect individuals for who they are and what they contribute to our school and extended community.
  • Our school reflects an on-going examination and refinement of our programs to place the school as a nationally recognized innovator among independent schools.
  • We expect all members of our school community to be forthright and honest, to maintain personal integrity in all relationships, and to embrace our core values of respect and responsibility.

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The nearest boarding school is Phillips Exeter Academy (7.2 miles away)
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  • 14.5 mi | Gr. Pre-K-12 | 170 students196 Main Street
    AmesburyMA 01913
  • 21.6 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 406 students1 Elm Street
    ByfieldMA 01922
  • Brooks School
    22.5 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 352 students1160 Great Pond Road
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  • 26.9 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 1141 students180 Main Street
    AndoverMA 01810
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