2014-15 Annual Campaign Successful—thank you!

Thank you to all the High Mowing alumni, parents, students, and community members who made the 2014-15 Campaign for the Fund for High Mowing a successful one! The Fund for High Mowing supports the vitality of the school year after year, and makes a High Mowing education possible for many students. 

This fall we will launch the 2015-16 Campaign, but why wait? Make your gift today and help us start the year strong.

A foundation of philanthropy

When Mrs. Emmet generously dedicated herself to building a small school on a hilltop 73 years ago, she created a new home—sometimes a new beginning—for her students. Her legacy is felt throughout the school to this day, particularly in our dedication to enabling students from diverse backgrounds to achieve a High Mowing education.

The High Mowing community has led the way to opening our doors for students from around the world and around the corner. You have established numerous scholarships and specialized funds that honor the people and experiences that have shaped High Mowing, and serve to complement annual gifts to the Fund for High Mowing. Thanks to you, High Mowing remains as vital and essential for today’s youth as we were 73 years ago.

The Fund for High Mowing

The Fund for High Mowing provides a bedrock of support for the school's annual operating expenses. Built through donations from our generous alumni, parents, and friends of High Mowing, the Fund for High Mowing funds the school’s generous tuition adjustment program for qualified families, helps to pay our excellent teachers, and so much more.

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 9 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.
  • 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.

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 Jan Kingsbury, Director of Community and Resource Development, at 603 654-9408 ext. 105.

High Mowing School

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