We are a School of inquiry and engagement.
Grounded in our Episcopal Heritage,
we prepare and inspire students to lead lives of
curiosity, courage, and compassion.
The White Mountain School is a college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12. Since our founding in 1886, we have remained true to the original focus of New England boarding schools: the development of mind, body and spirit. We develop the mind through our college preparatory curriculum and through a campus-wide ethos of inquiry and engagement in learning. We develop he body through sports and other physical activities, making full use of our spectacular natural setting. We develop the spirit through reflection, exploration of meaning and purpose, and service in the broader world. In the context of a traditional liberal arts curriculum, we engage students in authentic inquiry - asking and pursuing questions that matter to them. This inquiry process not only leads to endruin learning, it helps students develop the skills and habits essential for academic success. Our students learn how to frame a question how to find and evaluate research resources, how to synthesize information, and how to formulate an argument. They develop habits of curiosity, collaboration, and persistence. In short, they become great learners.