New Hampton School

70 Main Street,
New Hampton, NH 03256
Tel: 603-677-3401
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 310 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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2014 School Data
New Hampton School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12, PG 8-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1821 1908
Campus Size 340 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 310 students 300 students
% Students of Color 9% 18%
% International Students 19% 20%
% Students Boarding 75% 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 15
Number of IB Courses Offered 30 -
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 52% 66%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $13 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$51,700 $47,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$31,500 $26,110
Tuition international students $52,700 $44,500
% Students on Financial Aid 30% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $22,000 $19,000
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Acceptance Rate 60% 58%
Director of Admissions Suzanne Buck  
Associate Director of Admissions Cathy Creany  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 4 15
AP 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 18 14
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Football, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Tennis

College Matriculation

Year: - 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
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School Notes:

  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Sean Bratches - Executive Vice president, Sales and Marketing for ESPN
    • Robert D. Kennedy - Former CEO, Union Carbide
    • Molly Schiot - Artist and filmmaker
    • Walter R. Peterson, Jr. - Governor of New Hampshire, 1969-1973
    • Frank McClelland - Chef and Proprietor, L'Espalier (Boston)
    • Pete Seibert - Founder, Vail Resort
    • Ray Shero - General Manager, Pittsburg Penguins
    • Wes Miller - Head Men's Basketball Coach, UNC Greensboro
    • Roberto Hernandez - Former Major League Baseball Player
    • Chris Wallace - General Manager/VP Basketball Operations, Memphis Grizzlies

Nearby Schools:

The nearest school is Holderness School (10.7 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • PlymouthHolderness School
    PO Box 1879
    10.7 mi | 280 students | Gr. 9-12
  • TiltonTilton School
    30 School Street
    11.6 mi | 240 students | Gr. 9-12
  • AndoverProctor Academy
    204 Main Street - P.O. Box 500
    14.5 mi | 360 students | Gr. 9-12
  • CanaanCardigan Mountain School
    62 Alumni Drive
    (603) 523-3548
    19.8 mi | 215 students | Gr. 6-9
  • WolfeboroWolfeboro: The Summer Boarding School
    93 Camp School Road
    22.1 mi | 190 students | Gr. 6-12
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