A Four-Year Journey

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  • Every year, Seniors:

    • Wade into a tide pool to investigate marine plants and animals. 
    • Tour a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.  
    • Design and create architectural plans for your own dream house.  
    • Become a teacher for a day as you take center stage to present your senior capstone project. 
    • Write and perform a skit demonstrating the existential angst of Faust.  
    • Trace the steps of Emerson and Thoreau as you visit their homes in Massachusetts, and, as they did, speak your convictions in a lyceum speech to your peers.  
    • Discover the principles of physics not from a textbook, but through your own experience.   
    • Understand the interaction between light and our sense of sight by studying images created with various lenses in a dark room, and see how this interaction illuminates our world.

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  • Stepping Into the World

    Something magical happens when people turn eighteen.  Parents and teachers may hardly recognize these newly-minted adults when thinking back to what these same students were like at fourteen.  Seniors strive to envision their own emerging places in the world, grappling with questions of identity and purpose.  They have a new consciousness of themselves and of others.  They connect with world events in a way they could not when they were younger.  A new synthetic thinking develops.  Seniors imagine themselves as active participants in the world, and think deeply about how this might look.  The central question of the year is  Who…?   Who am I?   Who do I want to become? 

    Our innovative twelfth grade program takes place within a carefully constructed year-long series of intensive multidisciplinary immersive three and four week long block classes.  In twelfth grade, the students continue to forge their own path to graduation with the core block classes augmented by classes in disciplines of interest to the individual students.  The skill-building track classes in disciplines of their choosing continue and students also select from a range of afternoon electives or independent classes.
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  • Grade 12 Theme

    Sense of Self

    Independence, motivation lead to questions of destiny, judgment and discretion

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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).