Did You Know?
According to a Gardner Research project, internet-capable handheld devices will outnumber PCs by 2013. The New Hampton School iPad program prepares students for this changing world.
We've 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.
 
True Story: Applied Physics

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." 

Also the Director of Experiential Learning who spearheaded New Hampton's re-introduction of Project week in 2012, Mr. Joslin estimates that 50 percent of the class is hands-on, experiential learning. "It's a project-based class." And that means asking students to embrace semester-ending projects that involve bridges and robotics. "It's great that New Hampton School is innovative and has given me the opportunity to create such a curriculum."
Insight: FOL

"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 Studies


Profile: Mr. Buck

An art teacher, lacrosse and rock climbing coach, passionate advisor, and dorm parent in Lewis House, Mr. Buck embraced the entrepreneurial spirit of NHS when he introduced a new art course to the curriculum. "I love teaching at New Hampton School because this is a place where students and faculty work together to find new ways to explore and create. I have been able to teach a unique class called Environmental Art that has allowed students who normally feel like they were not creative in other art classes to experience art in a more natural and unconventional way. It is a pleasure to work here and with such terrific students."