New Hampton School Teaching Fellowship

Partnership with Bowdoin College

New Hampton School is in partnership with Bowdoin College to support college students interested in education. This opportunity provides fellows with the support to learn from the very best educators and coaches. This two-week fellowship program allows participants to immerse themselves into our community as a teacher, coach, house parent and advisor while working closely with mentors. Workshops about the adolescent brain, assessment design, and resume/cover writing will provide fellows with a strong foundation moving forward as they pursue their career in education. 

The program period coincides with Bowdoin's winter break and takes place from Friday January 4th to Friday, January 18th, 2019.

An information session will be held at Bowdoin College on Tuesday, October 23rd from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Interviews will take place on campus on Wednesday, October 24th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.
The Application deadline is Tuesday, October 23rd at 11:59pm.

Eligibility Requirements

***Please note: This fellowship opportunity is currently only available to students of Bowdoin College. If your educational institution is interested in partnering with New Hampton School to create a similar program, we’d love to hear from you!***

  • Sophomores/Juniors currently enrolled in an education program at Bowdoin College
  • Students interested in coaching and working at an indpendent school

Features of the program:

  • Fellows are immersed into the community as a teacher, coach, advisor and house parent
  • Fellows are provided with a mentor
  • Instructional Rounds – Elizabeth City, Elmore, Fiarman, and Teitel shared the idea of observing teachers’ instruction. Fellows will practice the skill of observation to look for high-quality instruction.
  • Workshops including but not limited to teaching the adolescent brain, designing formative assessments, incorporating writing into the curriculum, best coaching practices, resume and cover writing, and more.
  • Housing is provided along with meals.

Application Materials

Applicants are required to submit both a resume and personal statement. The personal statement should include responses to the following questions:

  1. New Hampton School is a 200 year old independent boarding high school located in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Discuss why you have interest interning at an independent school?
  2. What skills do you hope to gain from this experience?
  3. What type of teacher you aspire to be? Please describe. 
  4. What subject matter are you interested in teaching and what sports are you interested in coaching? 
Background checks are administered for all selected applicants. Fellows are free to bring their own vehicle, however, transportation from Bowdoin to New Hampton School can be provided if needed.

Please submit all materials together in one PDF file and email to the Director of Teaching, Jessica MacLeod at

Sample Itinerary

Orientation Weekend

  • Tour of New Hampton School
  • Bus Tour of the area
  • Dinner out with mentors
  • Education series: teaching diverse students, teaching the adolescent brain, designing formative assessments, incorporating writing into the curriculum
  • School life workshops: coaching, advising, house parenting
  • Check out games around campus

  • Work with mentors
First Academic Week

  • Involved in two of the mentor classes: mainly observing, observing how classes are designed and planned, grading of work and inputting online gradebook, designing assessments.
  • One block is shared amongst intern group to gather, discuss any questions, reflect, and complete instructional rounds.
  • Assist in coaching a team
  • Assist in dorm parenting
  • Assist mentor with advisee group
  • Duty weekend – help lead an activity
  • Attend faculty meeting and department meeting


“The opportunity to be a part of ‘Husky Nation’ was thrilling and allowed me to grow as an individual and future educator. I was able to develop my own perspective on teaching by working side by side with students and faculty from all across the globe.”

“The NHS teaching fellowship provided a unique experience to fully engage with boarding school life. The access to faculty members made it easy to learn, ask questions, and engage.”

“The New Hampton Teaching Fellowship allowed me to work closely with incredible teachers, supported by a welcoming community. I formed lasting friendships with the other Fellows, and learned a lot from observing classes, participating in co-curriculars, attending school and faculty meetings, doing dorm duty, and most of all, teaching on my own for the first time. I appreciated the supportive feedback I received and look forward to more opportunities to explore teaching!”

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