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April 2015

April 30 | Visit day


Today accepted, prospective, and interested families visited High Mowing! Students and parents explored our campus, visited studios, attended classes, and met our faculty. Inquire today and schedule your visit!


April 29 | May day and spring play this weekend!


april 28 | student artwork


    • Artwork by HMS Junior Lily Doyle


April 27 | student music


This cover of Dont Know Why by Norah Jones features HMS alumna Allison JIMENEZ '14 on vocals and HMS teacher Mark Ferguson (pictured right) on piano. 

"When we are learning a new piece, I don’t hide the fact that it’s new territory for me and that I have my fears. What the students see then, beyond my shaking knees, is that I don’t let that stop me. And though I am the conductor and they the students, actually we are learning together."

~Mark Ferguson, HMS music and French teacher [Read his full bio]



april 24 | capture the flag


Between Earth Day activities on Wednesday our students played a big game of capture the flag on the Oval! Photos taken by HMS sophomore Michael Wu. 


April 23 | Earth Day


Students from our Current Environmental Issues class worked very hard to put together an excellent day long program for the school community to celebrate Earth Day yesterday. The program include activities to raise awareness around our use of plastic, a environmental documentary film, and a school wide effort to clean up our campus and the larger community around Abbott Hill.


april 22 | home cooking: crepes!



april 21 | student stained glass




april 20 | student artwork




April 17 | May Day 2015!




april 16 | student artwork


#Artwork by HMS junior Federica Jermann.

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April 15 | Cooking dumplings with evan



April 14 | Grandparents and special friends day


Grandparents and Special Friends visited campus on Friday, April 10. They visited classes, attended a panel featuring students and faculty, and enjoyed a Coffee House after dinner. Thank you to everyone who made the trip to visit High Mowing!

Photos taken by HMS sophomore Michael Wu.


April 13 | Eunice and luna in the studio


April 10 | Cell Biology and embryology tutorial




"One of the things that is special about High Mowing is the artistic effort that goes into some of the simplest things; announcements at roll call, for example. They could be dry and informational, and some are, but many are acted out or 'adorned' in some way; and you find yourself laughing!"

~Colleen O'Connors, HMS science and humanities teacher [Read her full bio]
"A student’s request for extra studio time can easily turn into a session of intense focus in which we are able, in one afternoon and evening or a weekend, to move her through a project to the next level of skill and knowledge. To be able to choose this way of living and working is rare and essential." 

~Michal Noer, HMS art teacher and dorm counselor [Read her full bio]


April 8 | making sushi in culinary arts class




APRIL 7 | HMS sophomore honored


Last weekend HMS sophomore Ethan Blair attended the Beautiful Minds Challenge Symposium at Marlboro College! Each year, teenagers from around the world submit their response to a prompt given by the Beautiful Minds Challenge. Ethan was chosen as one of the 25 Honorable Mention Entries, six of which will be chosen as finalists. Ethan submitted a photo (left) he took while travelling in Tibet last year. Congratulations, Ethan!


April 6 | 'Faust' art projects by HMS seniors


"One of the highlights of my year is teaching the Faust block to seniors.... The course is structured in High Mowing’s tradition of immersive, artistic learning, and each year I am moved by its power to transform the students’ understanding of themselves and their world."
~Wendy Bruneau, Academic Dean and humanities teacher [Read her full bio]


April 4 & 5 | Weekend activities




April 3 | Farming friday: soil blocks




April 2 | Bookbinding




April 1 | home cooking: kale chips!




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