High Mowing School

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Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
High Mowing SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)9-127-12
Grades Offered (Day)Pre-K-127-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded19421910
Campus Size250 acres106 acres

Student Body

Enrollment120 students300 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size10 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:41:7
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedNoYes


Endowment Size$1 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
% Students on Financial Aid
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo


Application DeadlineFeb. 1 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Director of AdmissionsLiane Odom
Associate Director of AdmissionsLiz McSweeney

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1414
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Freestyle Skiing, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Orienteering, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee


Total Extracurricular Organizations523
ExtracurricularsAll School Play, Hatha Yoga, Rock Climbing, Sinfonietta, Ultimate Frisbee

College Matriculation

Year: 2011 - 201510 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
College of the Atlantic7
Smith College7
Eckerd College4
Savannah College of Art and Design4
Brandeis University3
Clark University3
Prescott College3
University of New Hampshire3
Wheaton College3
Berklee College of Music2

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)
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Juliana Margulies ('84) - American actress and producer. After several small television roles, Margulies achieved both critical and commercial success in her role as Carol Hathaway on NBC's long-running medical drama ER, for which she won an Emmy Award. Margulies has won eight Scr
    • Nathaniel Howe ('01) - Emmy Award-winning Creative Director Nathaniel Howe has extensive experience elevating brands to new levels through thoughtful and custom-tailored strategies. He specializes in connecting with the essence of a brand and articulating it in an impactful and
    • Dr. Geta JAMES LeSeur-Brown '53 - (University of Arizona Professor of English, Women's Studies and Black Studies. Author: Not All Okies are White: The Lives of Black Cotton Pickers in Arizona. “
    • Guy WOLFF '70 - World Renowned Master Potter
    • Penelope JENCKS Hurwitz '53 - Sculptor, most famous for her Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial Sculpture, Commissioned 1996
    • Jovial KING '00 - Founder, CEO and Creative Director, Urban Moonshine Organic Herbal Apothecary
    • Meredith HALL '67 - UNH Professor and author of Without a Map
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