A Living Classroom

High Mowing's 250 acre is a boundless classroom unto itself. Spanning from the top of Abbot Hill down to the Souhegan River, High Mowing's land is full of academic opportunity and artisitc inspiration--and there's always somewhere quiet for reflection.

"Places are important. The very earth on which human striving takes place carries, builds and holds an atmosphere of its own."
~Mrs. Emmet, From Farm to School

Our Naturalist and Horticulture programs are the most visible example of High Mowing's philsophopy of teaching with the earth and in a natural environment, but our beautiful campus is the underpinning of many of our courses and programs. Our campus provides inspiration for art classes, examples for science classes, and proper space for movement and athletics.

From Geology to biology our students learn through observation of their outdoor surroundings. The sophomores study hydrology down at the Souhegan River, and learn surveying and trigonometry my mapping the surrounding terrain. In culinary arts the students cut and cook vegetables from the school's gardens. Scraps from meals are composted, and students use that compost to renew the topsoil of the gardens. During their Transcendentalists block the seniors take to the land, like Thoreau and Emerson, to tackle questions of philosophyand spirituality.


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.