Founded in 1886, The White Mountain School is located in Bethlehem, NH, just 2.5 hours north of Boston. Nestled in New Hampshire’s breathtaking White Mountains, campus is situated just 20 minutes from two of New Hampshire’s most prominent ski resorts, Cannon Mountain and Bretton Woods. The White Mountain School is a gender-inclusive, first-name-basis school that serves 125 students in grades 9 through 12. The student population is 80% boarding, collectively representing 16 states and 12 countries. In addition, 18% of the students are international and 46% identify as a student of color. The White Mountain School has long been known for an academic program that is anchored in both student-driven inquiry and experiential education, as well as an unwavering commitment to outdoor education, equity and inclusion, and environmental sustainability.
There is a profound amount of choice and agency inherent in each student’s experience at The White Mountain School, however, there are a few commons threads that exist for each and every student: field courses and the LASR program. In our field course program, each student studies off-campus for one week in October and one week in March. We believe in experiential and proximity-based learning opportunities and believe that each student should have access these experiences as a core element of their learning and growth. Check out our website to learn more about what field courses look like at White Mountain. The LASR program provides each student an opportunity to spend a semester doing a deep-dive independent research project anchored in their own unique and authentic question and topic. During this semester, students learn to develop a bold and interesting question and create a project aimed to explore their question. In the end, students compile a robust and impressive independent research project, something that becomes a compelling component of their college application.