New Hampton School
Academic Support Program
Foundations of Learning
Project Week & Experiential Learning
Apple Distinguished School: iPad Program
Accelerated English Language Program
Experiential Learning takes our educational philosophy beyond the classroom setting....
What does backpacking through the White Mountains or exploring Boston have to do with school? At New Hampton these experiences are just as important as time in the classroom. We believe that creating meaningful environments in which authentic learning occurs is essential.
A student at New Hampton School progresses through an arc of adventure based learning opportunities. The purpose of these activities is to complement New Hampton School’s Foundations of Learning curriculum by providing authentic learning experiences in a set- ting different from the traditional classroom. Students expand their emotional and intellectual horizons while learning respect and responsibility.
NHS demonstrates its committed to service with eight Saturday mornings dedicated to Community Service.
Students work in groups with faculty members, neighbors, and non-profit agencies on projects both on campus and in the greater community.
Freshman and Sophomores serve on campus in a variety of activities from running sports clinics to helping nearby seniors with their yard work. In the Junior year, students choose a project off campus, perhaps volunteering at the nursing home, maintaining a community park, or serving meals at Food for All.
Service projects for underclassmen include:
Protecting the environment
Promoting animal rights
Addressing poverty & hunger
Caring for seniors
Leading student citizenship
Senior Service Learning Project
To encourage growth as global citizens our Seniors and PG’s choose an independent service project and perform at least thirty hours of service.
Often students complete their service over the summer before their senior year, choosing to volunteer at an organization near home. Others may choose a leadership role on campus. Most students go above and beyond their thirty-hour commitment, making a huge impact on the lives of the people they serve. The Senior Service Learning Project provides students the opportunity to work in an area of passion and interest. Additionally, all seniors complete a visual presentation to help educate others about their cause and to document the work they did.
Seniors and PG's may serve a variety of areas including:
Schools-classroom assistants and English interpreters
Camps in all areas of recreation
Ronald McDonald House
St. Vincent de Paul’s
Honduras Water Project
At more than 200 acres our adventure center offers many options for recreation and education!
As the school year begins, dorm groups, athletic teams, and co-curricular groups are getting to know each other. Many students and staff recognize that a fun and effective way to jump-start this process is with a team-building program. Meeting afternoons and evenings in the fall, groups take a problem-solving challenge or test their teamwork on the low ropes course. Groups wishing to take their effectiveness to the next level can do so on the 50-foot Alpine tower high ropes course. Students report learning more about one another in a relaxed, fun atmosphere and understanding more about how they function in a team. Dorm parents and coaches can schedule team-building events any time during the fall term.
Director of Experiential Learning, Math & Science Instructor
Instructor, Director of Service Learning
New Hampton School
70 Main Street
New Hampton, NH 03256