Mission, Vision, Values

Since 1942 High Mowing has been a home for students from around the world. Founded on Waldorf principles, High Mowing is a community with a shared mission, vision, and set of values.


We educate our students 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.


High Mowing School is a coeducational, non-denominational college-preparatory Waldorf boarding and day school serving motivated students in early childhood programs through grade 12.

We recognize and nurture the highest potential in each school community member. We serve our students’ ongoing discovery of the world and of themselves, and we guide them in developing their capacities to fully experience their unique life journey. We model excellence in Waldorf education, and aspire to be a catalyst for positive change in the world. Our graduates are prepared to reach their unique individual goals and to contribute to a sustainable, generative, and peaceful future.
"High Mowing was a home before it was a school — and becoming a school, it still stayed a home."
~Beulah Emmet, 
Founder of High Mowing School

Core Values

List of 5 items.

  • Inspiring a love of learning

    We value imagination and creativity, learning through multiple intelligences, joy, freedom, respect, and self-direction. We are committed to offering a dynamic Waldorf curriculum based on Rudolf Steiner’s pedagogical insights, to guiding students towards mastery of fundamental academic and artistic subjects, and to inspiring creativity and a genuine lifelong love of learning.
  • Achieving academic excellence

    We are committed to providing our students with strong academic preparation as well as challenging, inspiring, and meaningful work; mastery through practice; and a balance of tradition and innovation.
  • Integrating arts and academics

    We value each student’s artistic development as a fundamental element of a healthy physical, emotional, and spiritual life. Our artistic education – performance arts, music, movement, fine arts, and practical arts – is woven into our educational experience so as to enhance our students’ physical and emotional well-being, their intellectual capacities and performance, and their moral and spiritual development.
  • Understanding our connection to our social and natural environment

    We are committed to social justice and environmental sustainability, to cultivating beauty and harmony in all aspects of our environment -- physical, relational, local, and global. We cultivate reverence for nature through our practice of environmental awareness and stewardship.
  • Healthy social life

    We value the uniqueness of each individual as well as a shared commitment to individual and collective responsibility. Our school is committed to creating a safe, affirming, and vibrant environment for its students, their parents, faculty, and staff trustees. Inherent in the school's mission is the belief that, as articulated by Rudolf Steiner: ‘The healthy social life is found when in the mirror of each human soul, the whole community finds its reflection and when in the community, the strength of each one is living.’  Our school recognizes and nurtures its diversity in all its forms. We are committed to creating a welcoming environment through open and considerate dialogue, the fostering of mutual trust, and the understanding and embracing of differences.

Learn More About High Mowing!

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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).