Mission, Vision, Values

Since 1942 High Mowing has been a home for students from around the world. Founded on Waldorf principles, High Mowing is a community with a shared mission, vision, and set of values.


High Mowing School is a Waldorf high school for boarding and day students, where talented and experienced teachers draw on the wisdom of Waldorf education, and nurture the interests of today’s young people. We utilize an approach to learning that is based on an understanding of the developing human being and the changing world around us.

We offer an experiential and vigorous program of arts-infused academics within a small and friendly school community, where young people and adults have the opportunity to form authentic and meaningful relationships. We provide a complete program of humanities, math, science, world languages, fine, practical and performing arts, diverse movement education and individual interest electives — all immersed in and surrounded by nature.


At High Mowing School we recognize and nurture the highest potential in each person. We are a community where students discover who they are and develop the capacity for living fully into the future as it unfolds for them. We aspire to be a catalyst for positive change in the world by being a model for Waldorf education in the 21st century. Our graduates are confident, innovative leaders in diverse pursuits, reaching their goals and contributing to a sustainable, compassionate and peaceful future.
"High Mowing was a home before it was a school — and becoming a school, it still stayed a home."
~Beulah Emmet, 
Founder of High Mowing School


For all members of our community, we value:
  • Imagination and creativity
  • Learning through multiple intelligences
  • Joy, freedom and self-direction
  • Meaningful work that challenges and inspires
  • Balance in work, play and life
  • Excellence in academics
  • Mastery through practice
  • Innovation and tradition
  • Social justice and environmental sustainability
  • Healthy, local and organically grown food
  • A safe, welcoming and diverse school community
  • A friendly and supportive social environment
  • The celebration of the uniqueness in each Individual
  • Deep, authentic and lasting relationships
  • Individual and collective responsibility
  • Kindness and compassion

Learn More About High Mowing!

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

High Mowing School

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 School is a place for young adults to grow intellectually, artistically, and socially while living and learning with students from across town and around the world.