A Four-Year Journey

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  • Sophomores will:

    • Speak the words of Beowulf in the original Old English.  
    • Write your own Canterbury Tale.   
    • Recreate the development of the human embryo in clay.  
    • Use traditional surveying equipment to map the contours of our campus and lay out a new garden plot.  
    • Create a “Homeric skit” retelling the story of the Odyssey in modern words that relate to your own life.  
    • Learn to understand the laws of motion through your own physicality.

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  • Making Sense of the World

    Tenth graders look for their own place in the world around them, and ponder how they fit into it. They seek an understanding of process, of how things emerge, grow and change.  Our curriculum addresses such processes through the study of subjects such as development of language, inorganic chemistry, embryology and ancient history, all taught in our innovative three and four week-long intensive block format.   As they mature, our tenth graders are encouraged to move beyond black-and-white thinking to more balanced, inclusive thinking.  They are able now to see both sides of an argument, and are guided to flexibility of thought and discourse through debate.  It is an important sign of intellectual maturity to argue in favor of a proposition one does not actually support.

    Our innovative tenth grade program, which takes place within a carefully constructed year-long series of required intensive multidisciplinary immersive three and four week 150 minute long  block classes, are augmented by skill-building track and afternoon elective classes.
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  • Grade 10 Theme

    Sense of Process

    Balance achieved through process and metamorphosis

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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 merged with Pine Hill Waldorf School in 2017, creating an early childhood through grade 12 Waldorf school—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).