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Nestled in the Monadnock region of Southern New Hampshire, our campus was once the family home of Beulah Hepburn Emmet (1890-1978).

Our name, High Mowing, has its roots in New England’s colonial past. The practice of cutting or mowing hayfields to feed farm animals is a long-standing tradition here. According to European custom, these hayfields were often called “mowings” by the early settlers. A “high mowing” referred to a hilltop field — the perfect name for a school with high ambitions for its students.

old black and white photo of the school weathervane

Building on land that was purchased from High Mowing School, Pine Hill Waldorf School found its forever home on Abbot Hill.

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Today we look back with gratitude and forward with hope. It is because of our faculty's dedication, our founder's example, and the generous support of the school's alumni and parents that we are able to still enact the mission of the school and to offer a program that meets the needs of today's youth; to educate them with love; to foster health of their bodies, wisdom of their hearts, and strength of their minds; and to let them go forth in freedom.

High Mowing was a home before it was a school — and becoming a school it still stayed a home.Beulah H. Emmet, High Mowing School Founder

Asked by alumni to write about her experiences, Mrs. Emmet told the school's story in her book From Farm to School. She recounted the school's early days all the way through the fire that destroyed much of the campus.