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  • It’s a big, complex world of interconnected economies, ecosystems, countries, and cultures. This small school in rural New Hampshire will give you the tools to understand it. Both academic and community life here are geared toward helping students to develop informed perspectives on today’s global world, along with the critical thinking, technological, communication, and social skills to solve problems and promote innovation wherever they go.Read More

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    Students taking one or more International Baccalaureate classes and assessments are twice as likely to graduate from college on time when compared with students who did not take college-level classes.Read More

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    A four-year senior from Hancock, New Hampshire, Will Callif came to New Hampton School determined to make the most of his experience and broaden his global perspective. The beginning of his junior year coincided with the first year of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program at NHS, and Will has emerged as a more thoughtful student because of his experience.
     
    Why did you pursue the IB Program?
    Why not?’ I’ve been given an opportunity to take a class that is so much about global citizenship, which is part of our school mission. It’s above and beyond and AP class because you’re driven to teach yourself and that’s what you’re going to have to do in college your freshman year. Professors don’t hold your hands. Before the IB I was someone who would look at the notes I got in class and learn them, but now I’m someone who creates his own notes—things I find interesting—and then I apply them. I’ve taught myself to learn in way that fits me and best prepares me for college.
     
    What is your favorite IB Class?
    IB Biology. I get to design labs like a real scientist would. It’s evolution all the way to molecular biology, so I have a chance to see the whole field. And it’s something I’m thinking about pursuing in college.  I think it’s great preparation.
     
    Who is a Teacher who has had a huge impact on you here?
    Mr. Redman was so enthralled in the subject of English and so passionate about it, so it rubbed off on me.  Coming out of middle school into Freshmen English Honors, we jumped into the Odyssey, which is a pretty heavy read for your freshman year. We read the whole thing. And we read a lot of Shakespeare. It was something new to me and different from a public middle school in Southern New Hampshire where I had never heard of the Odyssey before. I never thought of myself as a writer or loving to write, but I’ve learned to love writing essays for my English classes.
     
    What are your goals for senior year?
    I want to work as hard as possible and feel like I’ve taken advantage of the opportunity I’ve been given to come to New Hampton School. I want to try as many new things as possible. I’m going to try running cross country next year and I’m thinking about doing a play.

    Four-year senior from Hancock, New Hampshire
    Football, Cross Country, JV Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Class President Sophomore Year, International Baccalaureate Diploma Candidate, Bruce Paro JV Athlete Award, Presidential Service Award, Two-time IB Student of the Month
     
     
      
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    “Colleges respect the way students are asked to think in new integrative ways, utilizing the inquiry-based, interdisciplinary nature of IB courses.
    Colleges really want more students applying from the IB Diploma Program. Our IB program puts New Hampton School in a more competitive position
    in the college process.”
    — Jennifer Berry, New Hampton School Director of College Counseling
     

     
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  • New Hampton has been preparing students for college and beyond for nearly 200 years. Small classes and meaningful interactions with dedicated teachers are just the beginning. We ensure that all students are challenged to their potential by offering regular college prep, honors, learning support, Advanced Placement, and now International Baccalaureate options. But the New Hampton School of today also offers something more—namely, skill-based, applied, experiential, and service learning opportunities that will help prepare students for a rapidly changing world. With the use of technology in and outside of the classroom, New Hampton School strives to empower students and faculty to think about learning in different ways. 
     
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    Did you know that according to a Gardner Research project, internet-capable handheld devices will outnumber PCs by 2013...Read More

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    Mr. Joslin loves his job. A trained environmental engineer who teaches math and science courses, he gets to teach one of the most exciting courses on campus, Applied Physics: Introduction to Engineering. "I don't think a lot of other independent schools have this type of course," says Mr. Joslin, who earned his BA at Syracuse and MS at the University of Colorado. "There is a real need for education in the STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and this course incorporates all four. There's pure science, there's physics, and we're doing research on current technology. The goal is to introduce students to the career of engineering.
     
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    "While the acquisition of the traditional skills of reading, writing, problem solving, note taking, and speaking remain integral to a student’s success, the Foundations of Learning provides 21st-century proficiencies in the new and under-explored areas of technology, organization, awareness, research, and creativity." — Matt Fisk, Director of StudiesRead More
  • At New Hampton School, we’re 100 percent certain that as great as you are now, you’ll find many new ways to grow, contribute, experience fulfillment, and have fun while you’re at it. Will you be the athlete who discovers a passion for dance or theater? The poet who flips for kayaking or snowboarding? The reserved student who—with the prodding and encouragement of a caring faculty member—becomes a visible and vocal campus leader? Athletics, arts, leadership, student activities—we offer a multitude of terrific opportunities for students to pursue individual talents and interests within a supportive, relaxed, down-to-earth residential community.This is your chance to live with and learn from some amazing people.
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    The New Hampton School Dining Hall is known throughout the boarding school world for organic offerings, sustainable practicesRead More

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    Involved in the performing arts since the age of three, Dara was thrilled to be able to further her passion for the stage at New Hampton. Getting to...Read More

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    "I strongly believe that I would not have a Division I college basketball scholarship without going to New Hampton. My coaches have promoted me and helped me get my name out there. The resources I have at New Hampton with the gym, workout room, and coaches are unreal, and living away from home is something I’m used to now. Also, I know how to balance a hard academic schedule and a hard basketball workload. I feel like I have gotten the hang of it by going to New Hampton.” 
     — Samantha Brenner ’12 (left), committed to attend the University of Vermont.
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  • At New Hampton School, we draw upon a number of key resources to enhance the living and learning experiences of our students. These resources include people, facilities, programs, and the philosophies and practical approaches we apply to learning support, college counseling, and technology.

    Our greatest resource is without a doubt the faculty.These are caring adults and accomplished individuals with multitude of talents, who could have chosen many other career paths but who have decided to put their life’s energy into teaching, coaching, advising, and guiding students. Many dedicate years of their lives to serving as dorm parents who make students feel like they have a second family.
     
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    Director of Arts Amy Wilson is an accomplished landscape photographer and Director of Performing Arts Joe... Read More

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    Alumni love to teach at their alma mater. Jessica Kang graduated from New Hampton School in 2002 and was awarded the School's most prestigious...Read More

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    "New Hampton School is a holistic learning environment that is both challenging and nurturing. The International Baccalaureate Program offers a unique opportunity for those who chose it but also allows other students to stretch in areas of interest. The school community is upbeat and optimistic. If you want to get a great education with lots of individual attention at a school without an elitist attitude, New Hampton is the place for you. Visit it and I bet you will be favorably impressed." — Bill Burgess, Parent of Peter, Class of 2014

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