A Four-Year Journey

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  • As a Junior:

    • Swing an imaginary broadsword at your opponent while shouting lines from Macbeth.  
    • Imagine your own version of hell after reading Dante’s description in The Inferno.  
    • Create your own musical autobiography. 
    • Write a newspaper story about the Black Plague.  
    • Discover the principles of projective geometry or planetary motion by walking in one of our open fields.  
    • Lie in one of those fields and study the brilliant New Hampshire night sky. 
    • Find your geographic location by using the stars to guide you.

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  • Deeper Self-understanding

    In eleventh grade, with a growing capacity for self-reflection and self-knowledge, the search for identity continues with a new focus on existential questions.  The theme of the junior year is the quest and the inner journey. Students learn to live with open–ended questions and begin the long path towards answers that may not be what they expect. This is a time of strong idealism.  Juniors feel the call to find their own paths in life, and some may wish to make serious changes. They need opportunities to take responsibility for and to accomplish real work.

    Our innovative eleventh grade program takes place within a carefully constructed year-long series of intensive multidisciplinary immersive three and four week block classes.  By eleventh grade, the students have begun to forge their own path to graduation so the  core block classes are augmented by skill-building, individual interest and independent electives in disciplines chosen by each individual eleventh grade student.
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  • Grade 11 Theme

    Sense of Purpose

    Take on real opportunities, accomplish real tasks, and take responsibility for important work

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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).