Winter is a special time for students with an adjusted schedule that allows for flexibility in our co-curricular activities. In particular, students participating in our winter snow sports are afforded additional time at the mountain for training, races, and winter fun!
During the winter months, several days a week classes wrap up shortly after lunch. In exchange for these abbreviated academic days, students have a full day of classes on Mondays, and a full half-day of classes on Saturday morning.
New Hampton School, in our central New Hampshire location just south of the White Mountains, has many options for snow sports, and we support recreational and competitive skiing and snow-boarding. In addition, this year we have added a Free Ski program for students interested in a different style of competition.
Snow sports aren't the only activities benefitting from increased co-curricular time several days each week; basketball and hockey also appreciate a flexible practice schedule and shared time on the ice and the courts. The winter co-curricular season also offers arts, dance and theatre electives for students that want to dive into some of their other passions and hobbies.
January and February can be long months in New England. We are lucky to have a busy calendar with some special events and traditions to look forward to. Shortly after students return, we will gather together for a Community Dinner and Martin Luther King Celebration featuring music and conversation with recent graduates, small group dialogues and school-wide presentations.
During the third week in January students will complete mid-semester exams, projects and assessments. Their hard work is rewarded shortly thereafter with our annual Winter Carnival. This is a closed weekend for students and the whole community will participate in a series of fun winter activities both inside and out. The weekend celebration includes broom ball, hockey tournaments, and a carnival in the lower gym complete with Bounce Castles and a Mechanical Bull.
Whether in the classrooms, on the court or slopes, all together in the dining hall or theater, or cozy in campus houses, Husky Nation embraces winter with enthusiasm and plenty of energy to keep us all warm.