Dublin School

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Dublin School
Dublin, New Hampshire, USA
Type Independent boarding / day
Motto Truth and Courage
Religious affiliation(s) No religious affiliation
Established 1935
Head of School Bradford Bates
Faculty 30
Enrollment 130
Average class size 8
Student to teacher ratio 4:1
Campus Rural
Athletics Alpine skiing, basketball, crew, cross country running, cross country skiing, equestrian, grappling, lacrosse, mountain biking, outdoor adventure, sailing, soccer, JV soccer, snowboarding, strength and conditioning, tennis, ultimate.
Mascot Wildcats

Coordinates: 42°54′31″N 72°03′48″W / 42.90861°N 72.06333°W / 42.90861; -72.06333

The Dublin School is a preparatory private high school with a small student body. It is located in Dublin, New Hampshire, near Dublin Pond and Mount Monadnock. The school enrolls around 130 students per year.[1]


Paul Lehmann founded the school in 1935,[1] after an extensive search for a high-elevation, lakeside location in southern New Hampshire. In the school's first year there were eight students and six faculty. Since 1935, the school has worked to provide students with a broad-based college preparatory education emphasizing community values and individual responsibility. All programs and endeavors seek to foster communal and individual responsibilities.

In 1983, Dublin began to host The Walden School,[2] a summer music school.

Brad Bates is the current[when?] headteacher of Dublin School.[1][3][4]


Dublin has seven dormitories: Monadnock House, Corner House, Lehmann (also the eating area), Hill House, Hoyt-Horner, Wing and Hollow and New Dorm.[4]


Courses include chemistry, biology, marine biology, algebra, pre-calculus, calculus, statistics, Spanish, French, Latin, Mandarin, world history, American history, economics and English, various AP courses, and various electives in each category. When unable to find a desired course, students may start an "independent study".

In order to graduate, a student must have four English credits, a combined total of seven credits in mathematics and science (with at least three in science, and a credit in algebra II), two foreign language credits in the same language, one third credit in technology, or a satisfactory score on the Computer Competency Assessment test, two credits in studio art, music, or theater electives, and one credit in electives in English, mathematics, history, foreign language or the arts, with each elective worth 0.3 credits.

The requirements for an honors hiploma are four English credits, eight credits in mathematics and science combined, three history credits (including U.S. history, combined with foreign language, for at least seven credits), three foreign language credits in the same language (or two years each of two different languages), one third credit in technology, or a satisfactory score on the Computer Competency Assessment test, and two credits in studio art, music or theater electives. In addition, "Students seeking the Honors Diploma must maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 during their junior and senior years, with no individual course grade (trimester grade) lower than a “C” during the same two-year period, including trimester courses. All senior requirements for the regular Diploma also apply."[4] Dubin School also provides various extra-curricular activities including musicals, drama, orchestra and the other performing arts.


  1. ^ a b c Joan Geary (14 February 2009). "Dublin School offers a unique education alternative". The Keene Sentinel. 
  2. ^ "About The Walden School". Retrieved 7 October 2009. 
  3. ^ "Mix it up a motto of Dublin School's new headmaster". The Keene Sentinel. 6 August 2008. 
  4. ^ a b c The Handbook For Students and Parents, Dublin School, 2009

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