Home to about 300 students in Preschool through Grade 12, High Mowing School is small. Yet it is not our size that matters most, but the principles upon which our school was founded and the mission and values that inspire and inform our curriculum and our work with students.
As educators and as parents, we know that today’s children face both a future fraught with uncertainty and the responsibility to address and resolve the challenges created by prior generations. More than knowledge, now widely and easily accessible, it is the uniquely human capacities of integrity, resourcefulness, and resilience which will be their best allies. The programs and activities we offer are intended to nurture these essential capacities. Our students have the opportunity to get to know themselves well and to become discerning and empowered individuals and community members, in ways that are appropriate to each stage of their development.
Our programs will continue to evolve to ever-better equip students with what they need to seek truth and fulfill their highest potential, to impart meaningful purpose to their lives, and to contribute courageously to the positive development of the world.
On this journey of learning, which we share with our students, we are grateful for and humbled by parents’ trust in our school, which continually inspires and emboldens us to give our very best to each student in our care.

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  • Early Childhood | Imitation

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    Up to age seven, children learn to stand, talk, and think without formal instruction, but through imitation. Young children mimic everything in their environment, from the sounds and gestures of people to the attitudes and values of parents and peers. Our early childhood program provides an environment worthy of imitation, with daily and seasonal activities delivered in a natural environment infused with beauty and kindness.
  • Grade School | Imagination

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    Around age seven, children develop a readiness for more formal learning. As they gain aptitude for sequential and logical thought, their most vital asset remains the ability to be fully at home in the pictorial world of imagination. Relationships are central too. Our students in grades one through eight experience—rather than being told about—confidence, conflicts and their resolution, and respect for the world and all its creatures within an enduring relationship with their classmates and teacher.
  • High school | truth, determination, and judgment

    Around age 14, the child’s intellect wakes up, as do abilities to think abstractly. These qualities manifest as a search for truth, a valuable idealism, and a vulnerable sensitivity. Adolescents thrive when they have worthy moral qualities to emulate and an expanded overview of the world where they will create their future. Through years of daily artistic expression and an academically challenging curriculum, Waldorf education culminates in the high school grades with a conscious awakening of all the human capacities.

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High Mowing School

222 Isaac Frye Highway, Wilton NH 03086
(603) 654-2391 phone     (603) 654-6588 fax
Founded in 1942, High Mowing School is an accredited Waldorf co-educational school serving day, boarding, and homestay students in Wilton, NH, from early childhood through grade 12. HMS is a place to grow intellectually, artistically, and socially while living and learning with students from across town and around the world.  Accredited by NEASC and AWSNA (high school current; lower school in process).