Honor our past, imagine our possibilities

The New Hampton Theological and Literary Institute was founded on September 17, 1821. The early days of the school were hosted in a two-story, twenty-four by thirty-two-foot building in the town center. No blackboards, few teaching tools, but determination and support from its community and people. The school has undergone several reinventions over the years, eventually renaming itself the New Hampton School in 1959. September 17, 2021 will be New Hampton School's 200th anniversary.

In honor of this momentous occasion, the school will engage faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community with celebratory programs to inspire, remember, and imagine the next 200 years at New Hampton School.

Save the date for these signature events

Our Bicentennial Committee is planning events for our students, alumni, faculty, staff, family and friends throughout 2020 and 2021. Please save the dates for these three key events, and check back in the summer of 2020 for an announcement on additional events including speaker and visiting artist series and more.

Questions about the Bicentennial or these events? Contact us!
Bicentennial Coordinator Cindy Buck, bicentennial@newhampton.org

Homecoming 2020

November 13-15, 2020

Homecoming 2020 kicks off the Bicentennial Celebration with many traditions and events. From the celebratory Athletic Hall of Fame to the excitement of the Powder Keg games, paired with new offerings, please join us for an unforgettable Homecoming experience.

Bicentennial Gala & Reunion Weekend 2021

June 3-6, 2021

Whether you haven't returned to campus in a day or fifty years, the Bicentennial Gala is the perfect time to reconnect with your New Hampton School community. In honor of the school's two-hundred years, the gala will be hosted on Saturday of Reunion Weekend 2021. 

Founder's Day

September 17, 2021

Founder's Day celebrates the inception of our school—the day it all began in 1821. Join us for this newly re-marked celebratory day as we complete our program of Bicentennial Celebrations. Enriched with fall traditions beloved by our community, this September event reconnects us with our roots.

Celebrate around the world

With alumni representation in over 70 countries, the journey to reconnect may be closer than you think. Be a part of the Bicentennial wherever you are, and connect to learn about hosting or joining a celebration opportunity in your area.

Contact us today.

Learning our history

Read a short history about New Hampton School.

Read the Archive Series

Visit NHS Today for archive blogs and more.

Contribute to our story

Do you have a historic item to share or donate to the school's archive? Or do you have a story to share? Please connect with us.
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New Hampton School
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