A Four-Year Journey

Grade 9 | Discovering Place

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  • Freshmen, you will:

    • Climb the headwall in the Presidential Range in New Hampshire.  
    • Take off your shoes and wade through the Souhegan River, measuring its discharge rate and flow.  
    • Reenact the drama of deciding whether to drop the first nuclear bomb.  
    • Create a board game using probability theory.  
    • Draw exactly what you see in our forests and fields.  

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  • A Year of Polarities

    At High Mowing, ninth grade students observe and experience the world directly. In a year when feelings can be all consuming, freshmen are gently and intentionally directed towards objectivity.  Students are encouraged to practice close, accurate observation and clear recollection in various contexts. This innovative approach, which addresses the 14-year-old’s need to reconcile the world’s complexities while making sense of their own feelings takes place within a carefully constructed year-long series of required intensive multidisciplinary block classes, and are augmented by skill-building tracks, required studio art, and farm and forest courses and electives.
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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).