We take great care to create a beautiful, home-like environment where children’s senses are nurtured. Our students learn by engaging in play, stories, and practical household activities such as washing dishes, sweeping, and baking. We incorporate seasonal crafts, movement, outdoor adventures, and ample creative free play to encourage joyful learning and imaginative exploration.
Our early childhood program is founded on the following principles:
Young children are supported in their natural development by an emphasis on imagination as explored through play, purposeful activity, movement, social life, art, and a rich tradition of oral storytelling.
Because a consistent, dependable daily rhythm provides a critical sense of security for a young child, daily routines balance indoor and outdoor free play with more focused artistic and practical activities such as baking, painting, or crafts, and with circle time including rhymes, songs, and storytelling.
Our classrooms are designed to support a foundation of Waldorf teaching: the world is good and beautiful. Classrooms are pleasant and calm areas for working and playing our toys and art supplies are created from natural materials, and our outdoor areas includes playgrounds, grassy fields, and natural woods for magical adventures.
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).