New Hampton School
|New Hampton School|
|70 Main Street
New Hampton, New Hampshire
|Type||Independent boarding / day|
|Head of school||Joe Williams|
|Average class size||11|
|Student to teacher ratio||5:1|
|School color(s)||Green, Black, and White|
|Athletics||Alpine skiing, baseball, basketball, cross country, equestrian, field hockey, football, golf, ice hockey, kayak team, lacrosse, mountain biking, rock climbing, soccer, softball, snowboarding, tennis, women’s volleyball|
New Hampton School is an independent college preparatory high school located in New Hampton, New Hampshire, in the New England region of the northeastern United States. New Hampton School has 305 students who come from over 30 states and 22 countries. New Hampton School cultivates lifelong learners who will serve as active global citizens. Students benefit from an average class size of eleven and a student-faculty ratio of five to one. NHS is a deviation from the stereotype of the traditional New England prep school and does not require a uniform.
New Hampton School is a member of the Independent Schools Association of Northern New England and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The school became an International Baccalaureate World School in 2010.
New Hampton School was founded on June 27, 1821 as a Free Will Baptist-oriented, coeducational institution. On that day the State of New Hampshire issued a charter to the New Hampton Academy, "having had three several readings," before the House of Representatives. That charter, issued to William B. Kelley, Nathaniel Norris and Joshua Drake, provided the framework for the institution that would become the New Hampton School and emphasized the "promotion of science and the useful arts." From 1854 to 1870, the Cobb Divinity School was affiliated with the institute before moving to Bates College in Maine.
New Hampton School's academic program is characterized by three main components:
- International Baccalaureate Diploma Program 
- Advanced Placement
- Academic Support for students with learning differences
Additional program elements include experiential learning opportunities such as:
- Community service
- Senior Leadership Project
- Project Week
- Myles Ambrose (1926-2014), Commissioner of Customs under President Richard M. Nixon
- Zach Auguste, basketball player at University of Notre Dame
- Nahum Josiah Bachelder, governor of New Hampshire 1903–1905
- Jamaal Branch, NFL running back, New Orleans Saints
- Nathan Clifford (1808–1881), United States Supreme Court justice
- Aubrey Dawkins, basketball player for the University of Michigan
- Olivier Hanlan, basketball player for Boston College
- Roberto Hernandez, Major League Baseball player
- Robert D. Kennedy, former CEO, Union Carbide
- Tyler Lydon, basketball player, first-round selection in 2017 NBA draft
- Samuel W. McCall, governor of Massachusetts
- Rashad McCants, professional basketball player, Minnesota Timberwolves
- Hubie McDonough, Director of Hockey Operations, Manchester Monarchs, retired NHL forward
- Wes Miller, professional basketball player, NCAA champion, UNC-Chapel Hill
- Lawrence Moten, professional basketball player
- Walter R. Peterson, Jr., governor of New Hampshire
- Darius Songaila, professional basketball player
- Richard W. Sears, member of the Vermont state senate
- Ray Shero, former General Manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins and current GM of the New Jersey Devils, National Hockey League
- Pete Seibert, founder, Vail Ski Resort
- Amos Tuck, congressman, abolitionist, co-founder of Republican Party
- Noah Vonleh, basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers
- Lydia Fowler Wadleigh, American educator
- John Wentworth, newspaper editor, mayor of Chicago and member of Congress
- New Hampton School ~ Private High School, New England Boarding Schools, NH Prep Schools
- Independent Schools Association of Northern New England
- New England Association of Schools and Colleges
- International Baccalaureate Organization
- A Small Gore of Land, Merrill, Gowan et al. 1977
- New Hampton School 2006–2007 Profile
- International Baccalaureate
- VItello, Paul (June 9, 2014). "Myles J. Ambrose, Nixon Drug Czar, D.E.A. Midwife, Dies at 87". The New York Times. Retrieved October 15, 2016.
He graduated from the New Hampton School in New Hampshire; Manhattan College, where he majored in business administration; and New York Law School.
- "Zach Auguste". und.com. Retrieved March 20, 2016.
- Willey, George Franklyn (1903). State Builders; An Illustrated Historical and Biographical Record of the State of New Hampshire at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century. Manchester NH: New Hampshire Pub. Corp. p. 201. OCLC 7566342.
- "Darius Songaila". Basketball-Reference.Com. Retrieved November 15, 2012.