Experiential Learning

Experience Enlivened Learning

Learning takes many forms, whether in the classroom, backpacking through the White Mountains, photographic the essence of Prague, or volunteering at the New Hampshire Veterans Home. At New Hampton School, we create authentic learning opportunities in just about every corner of our student experience, so that there are countless opportunities for growth and memorable moments.

Project-based learning occurs through structured programs including Extended Block Saturday classes, that allow time to depart campus and deep-dive into a single experience, and through our service learning program which incorporates partnerships with the surrounding community and giving back to the people and places around us.

Project Week

Project Week is New Hampton School's signature experiential learning program, modeling our belief that sometimes the most valuable learning takes place beyond the walls of the typical classroom. Each Spring, the whole school takes a respite from our typical academic schedule and travels near and far in small groups to tackle essential questions. Students and faculty work together in an extended out-of-classroom investigation often leading to transformative, thought-provoking experiences that help to shape each individual student's world view.

Favorite Project Week Trips

  • Photographing the Essence of Prague
  • Animation with the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco
  • Blacksmithing
  • Sailing in the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Restaurant Entrepreneurship in Atlanta
  • Design and Architecture in London

Service Learning

Service Learning is an integral part of our culture and community. It is embedded in our academic programs, co-curricular offerings and International Baccalaureate projects. We focus on community betterment during our all-school Smith-Moore Service Days throughout the year. By giving back to our school, the community that surrounds us, and the world in which we live, we build relationships to expand our perspective.

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    Jonathan Schwab 

    Director of Strategic Initiatives, History Faculty
70 Main Street, New Hampton, NH 03256 603-677-3400
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