The Fund for High Mowing

Philanthropic giving at High Mowing is a tradition that was established by Beulah Emmet, who dedicated herself to building a school that would bring forth the best in every student. Today’s High Mowing continues to fulfill that vision. Gifts to the school have a direct and lasting impact on students and faculty, providing revenue in key areas that tuition alone cannot support. We are proud to report that together we raised over $800,000 in 2017-18 to support the excellent programs and scholarships offered at High Mowing. We continue that momentum this year, demonstrating our community’s commitment to this extraordinary school.


Laying the Foundation for the High Mowing Experience

The Fund for High Mowing provides a bedrock of vital, flexible-use resources that enable High Mowing to consistently offer small class sizes, superb faculty, and facilities and programs that allow students to achieve at their highest levels. The Fund for High Mowing is a critical link in the partnership between High Mowing and our families—one which ensures a rewarding experience for our students.

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 10 items.

  • Abby YANDELL ’10 Scholarship

    Honoring the memory of a compassionate and talented young alumna, this scholarship supports HMS grade 8 students who display empathy for others and need of financial assistance to attend HMS high school.
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  • Alexandra BARNES Norton '57 Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship fund honors the memory of a High Mowing alumna by offering financial support to students who share Alexandra's passions: Biology and Ornithology.
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  • Ann Friedl Scholarship

    Honoring the memory of a long-serving High Mowing teacher, the Ann Friedl scholarship assists the siblings, children, grandchildren or other relatives of High Mowing alumni.
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  • Beulah Hepburn Emmet Scholarship

    For 38 years, HMS founder Mrs. Emmet welcomed students from across the country and around the world, offering scholarships to new and returning students who  otherwise could not attend. The Beulah Hepburn Emmet scholarship continues her tradition of generosity.
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  • Diversity Scholarship

    The Diversity scholarship assists students from diverse cultural backgrounds who demonstrate a strong desire to attend High Mowing School and need financial support.
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  • Founders Merit Scholarship

    In 2012, HMS Board of Trustees created the Founders Merit Scholarship in honor of Mrs. Emmet and the people who supported her in establishing and growing High Mowing. The competitive Founders Merit scholarship recognizes academically exceptional students with excellent character as demonstrated through their academic achievement, activities, and community service. Awards are available to new students applying to grade 9, or to grade 10 if coming from a school where the program ends in grade 9.
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  • H. Lee ROWELL ’45 Memorial Scholarship

    The H. Lee Rowell memorial scholarship supports new and returning students in good academic standing who deserve special recognition.
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  • Music Fund in Memory of David ANDERSON '96

    In honor of a High Mowing alumnus and gifted cellist, our Music Fund supports activities that enhance HMS musical life, including students’ training and extracurricular musical activities. 
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  • Robert PITTMAN ’44 Scholarship

    Founded in memory of a High Mowing alumnus and dedicated teacher, the Robert Pittman scholarship supports students who demonstrate a strong interest in forestry, woodworking, agriculture, or land-based activities.
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  • Sandy Brooks Scholarship

    In remembrance of a dedicated teacher and alumni parent, the Sandy Brooks scholarship assists returning High Mowing students in good academic standing.
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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.

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Music Fund in Memory of David ANDERSON '96

    In honor of High Mowing alumnus and gifted cellist David ANDERSON ’96, our Music Fund supports activities that enhance HMS musical life, including students' training and extracurricular musical activities.
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  • 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.

    • Mrs. Beulah Emmet, founder

      Mrs. Beulah Emmet, founder

Gifts to the Annual Campaign are acknowledged in the following gift levels:

Emmet House Circle

Heritage Circle $50,000 or more
Benefactors $20,000 –$49,999
Sustainers $10,000 – $19,999

Weathervane Circle

Founders $5,000 – $9,999
Leaders $1,000 – $4,999
Patrons $500 – $999

Hill Circle

$250 – $499
$249 and below
All gifts are listed in the annual report unless anonymity is requested.
If you would like to speak to someone about your giving opitons, please contact Casey Leach, Director of Advancement at 603-654-6003 x 304.

Keep Reading!

Follow the links below to read more about the High Mowing experience. Please contact us with any questions!

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222 Isaac Frye Highway, Wilton NH 03086
(603) 654-2391 phone     (603) 654-6588 fax

Founded in 1942, HMS is an accredited Waldorf co-educational high school serving day and boarding students in Wilton, NH. High Mowing merged with Pine Hill Waldorf School in 2017, creating an early childhood through grade 12 Waldorf school—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).