The Fund for High Mowing

Philanthropic giving at High Mowing is a tradition that was established by Beulah Emmet, who dedicated herself to building a school that would bring forth the best in every student. Today’s High Mowing continues to fulfill that vision. Gifts to the school have a direct and lasting impact on students and faculty, providing revenue in key areas that tuition alone cannot support. We are proud to report that together we raised over $400,000 in 2014-15 to support the excellent programs and scholarships offered at High Mowing. We continue that momentum this year, demonstrating our community’s commitment to this extraordinary school.

All of us have a role to play in this year’s campaign. By working together each year to support the Fund for High Mowing, we are building a foundation upon which the school can rely. The transformative impact of milestone achievements, like the successful Campaign for Frye Field, is accentuated when the school’s community holds a strong and steady base. Thanks to our generous community of supporters, High Mowing remains as vital and essential for today’s youth as we were 74 years ago.

Laying the Foundation for the High Mowing Experience

The Fund for High Mowing provides a bedrock of vital, flexible-use resources that enable High Mowing to consistently offer small class sizes, superb faculty, and facilities and programs that allow students to achieve at their highest levels. The Fund for High Mowing is a critical link in the partnership between High Mowing and our families—one which ensures a rewarding experience for our students.

Scholarship Funds

Nowhere is the generousity of the High Mowing community more evident than among the diverse scholarships funds that make High Mowing accessible and affordable to students from all walks of life. Click the fund names to read their descriptions.

List of 10 items.

  • Abby YANDELL ’10 Scholarship

    Honoring the memory of a compassionate and talented young alumna, this scholarship supports graduates of Pine Hill Waldorf School who display empathy for others and are in need of financial assistance to attend High Mowing School.
  • Alexandra BARNES Norton '57 Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship fund honors the memory of a High Mowing alumna by offering financial support to students who share Alexandra's passions: Biology and Ornithology.
  • Ann Friedl Scholarship

    Honoring the memory of a long-serving High Mowing teacher, this scholarship assists the siblings, children, grandchildren or other relatives of High Mowing alumni.
  • Beulah Emmet Scholarship

    For 38 years, Mrs. Emmet welcomed students from across the country and around the world, offering scholarships to those who otherwise would not be able to attend High Mowing School. This scholarship continues that tradition and is available to continuing and entering students.
  • Diversity Scholarship

    This scholarship assists students from diverse cultural backgrounds who demonstrate a strong desire to attend High Mowing School and have financial need.
  • Founders Merit Scholarship

    This multi-year scholarship for incoming students honors Mrs. Beulah Emmet, and those who helped her to establish High Mowing School, by recognizing exceptional and well-rounded students who exhibit academic excellence, artistic or athletic achievement, and community engagement.
  • H. Lee ROWELL '45 Memorial Scholarship

    This memorial scholarship supports prospective and current students who are in good academic standing and are deserving of recognition.
  • Projects Block Scholarships*

    This scholarship provides financial support to students to participate in our signature two-week Projects Block experience.  
    * Funding for this scholarship ends in 2018
  • Robert PITTMAN '44 Scholarship

    Founded in memory of a High Mowing alumnus and dedicated teacher, this scholarship provides assistance to students in financial need who show a strong interest in forestry, woodworking, agriculture, or the Naturalist Program.
  • Sandy Brooks Scholarship

    In remembrance of a dedicated teacher and alumni parent, this scholarship assists current High Mowing students in good academic standing who demonstrate financial need.

Specialized Funds


The generousity of our community enriches our students' experiences every day. Our specialized funds exist to supplement our curriculum by funding field trips, cultural and musical events, and more. Click the fund names to read their descriptions.

List of 6 items.

  • David BLACKMER ’45 Science Fund

    This memorial fund supports science education at High Mowing through science-related programming and field trips, specialized equipment, and student events and conferences.
  • Geraldine ROSSÉ Mathews ’49 and Gwendolyn MATHEWS Greenway ’81 Fund

    This fund was established to enrich the cultural life of High Mowing and inspire creativity in the community, especially related to literature and poetry.
  • Gus MEISSNER ’10 Athletics Fund

    Honoring a talented alumnus who was gifted as both a scholar and an athlete, this fund supports activities or awards that enhance students’ athletic experience at High Mowing or recognize students who balance achievement in athletics and other disciplines.
  • High Mowing School Music Fund

    Established in memory of High Mowing alumnus and gifted cellist David ANDERSON ’96, this fund supports activities and projects that enhance the musical life at High Mowing, including training and extracurricular musical activities for students.
  • Land Stewardship Fund

    The Land Stewardship Fund is a resource to help High Mowing fulfill our obligations as stewards of 150 acres of conserved land, preserved through generous contributions by donors to the Campaign for Frye Field. This fund supports efforts to sustain the quality of the land, soil, and water resources, and enhance appreciation and understanding of forest, land management, and agricultural practices.
  • The Cabin Fund in Memory of David ANDERSON ’96

    This fund supports the study and action of peace, social justice and ecology through educational lectures, seminars and programs.

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      Mrs. Beulah Emmet, founder

Gifts to the Annual Campaign are acknowledged in the following gift levels:

Emmet House Circle

Benefactors $20,000 or more
Sustainers $10,000 – $19,999

Weathervane Circle

Founders $5,000 – $9,999
Leaders $1,942 – $4,999
Patrons $1,000 – 1,941

Hill Circle

$500 – $999
$250 – $499
$100 – $249
All gifts are listed in the annual report unless anonymity is requested.
 
If you would like to speak with someone about giving, please contact Heather Carver, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, at (603) 654-9408 ext. 135.

Keep Reading!

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222 Isaac Frye Highway, Wilton NH 03086
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Founded in 1942, HMS is an accredited Waldorf co-educational high school serving day and boarding students in Wilton, NH. High Mowing School is a place for young adults to grow intellectually, artistically, and socially while living and learning with students from across town and around the world.