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Celebrating Founder's Day

Beulah Emmet teaching High Mowing students

Circa 1947 — Mrs. Emmet teaching a "History through Art" class in the Faculty Living Room, located in the Faculty House, which burned in 1970. (A week or so before that fire, High Mowing alum Bob Pittman stood in this room and remarked, "This is the most beautiful room in the world." And so it was. Informal and inspiring.) A number of "History through Art" classes were held there with lots of pictures (and personal notes not related to the course) being passed around. Even a couple of frogs and a few hornets wandered in to attend the classes! ~Remembrances from High Mowing alum David White '62

It lies off the beaten track, but not too far. It is on the top of a hill, but not too high... At the top of the rise swings a wide welcoming circle of brown buildings crowning the top of the hill — the end of the journey. Not too far, not too high — but high enough for breadth of view and far enough for perspective on a busy world and a frantic struggle to get somewhere. Far enough and high enough to lead to a finding of values and goals, enhanced by the beauty of nature and the swing of the sun, moon and stars over the endless quiet of the hills. A structure founded on the inspiration given by Rudolf Steiner as he built a school for modern youth at Stuttgart, Germany, in 1919. This is High Mowing.From Farm to School, by Beulah Emmet

Teacher Appreciation

High Mowing School was founded in 1942 by Beulah Hepburn Emmet, whose vision, determination, and generosity created a fertile soil for the ongoing growth of this unique and dynamic school.

On our first Founder's Day of Giving, we paid tribute to Mrs. Emmet. Last year, we paid tribute to the resiliency of our school. This year, we turn our attention to teachers, past and present, who contribute so much to our community.

From the founding faculty to now, teachers on Abbot Hill have committed themselves to inspiring students with the guidance of Waldorf education principles. Show your appreciation and...

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