High Mowing was founded more than 70 years ago when Beulah Emmet converted her family country home into a boarding school. The old hilltop farm ideally suited the warm, home-like atmosphere she sought for her students. Now, well into the 21st century, that atmosphere continues to nurture students from around the country and across the globe, who come together at High Mowing for a unique educational experience.
Because High Mowing is a small school, close and warm relationships are the norm. Two dorm counselors and their families live in apartments in each of the two dorms. With dedication and commitment, they work to create a safe and healthy home-like atmosphere. In both the boys’ and the girls’ dorm, there is a common gathering space where students hang out, play instruments, or enjoy a game of pool. Dorm rooms are generally shared for underclassmen, while seniors are given their own unless they choose otherwise. Each student is provided with a desk, a twin bed, a dresser, and a closet, and students are free to decorate their rooms to reflect their own personalities.
Our beautiful campus is the center of social life for boarders and day students alike. The surrounding woods and fields, as they change through the seasons, are an inspiration for thought and reflection. A dozen faculty families make their homes on-campus. They share meals with the students and spend time with them outside the classroom, creating community and enriching the experience of boarding students in many ways.
Many say that community is one of the strongest attributes of High Mowing School
. In a world where relationships are often impersonal, our boarding program provides an intimate setting for a diverse range of social interactions. Students find friendships at High Mowing which are often profoundly meaningful, and which last a lifetime.