New Hampton School

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New Hampton School
New Hampton logo.png
70 Main Street
New Hampton, New Hampshire
United States
Coordinates 43°36′21″N 71°39′09″W / 43.60583°N 71.65250°W / 43.60583; -71.65250Coordinates: 43°36′21″N 71°39′09″W / 43.60583°N 71.65250°W / 43.60583; -71.65250
Type Independent boarding / day
Established 1821
Head of school Joe Williams
Faculty 62
Enrollment 310
Average class size 11
Student to teacher ratio 5:1
Campus Rural
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
Mascot Husky

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.[1] 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[2] and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.[3] The school became an International Baccalaureate World School in 2010.[4]


New Hampton School was founded on June 27, 1821 as a Free Will Baptist-oriented, coeducational institution.[5] 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."[5] From 1854 to 1870, the Cobb Divinity School was affiliated with the institute before moving to Bates College in Maine.

1909 advertisement for the school.

Between the years 1925 and 1970 the school was a nondenominational school for boys. The school returned to coeducation in 1970.[6]


New Hampton School's academic program is characterized by three main components:

Additional program elements include experiential learning opportunities such as:

  • Community service
  • Senior Leadership Project
  • Project Week

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ New Hampton School ~ Private High School, New England Boarding Schools, NH Prep Schools
  2. ^ Independent Schools Association of Northern New England
  3. ^ New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  4. ^ International Baccalaureate Organization
  5. ^ a b A Small Gore of Land, Merrill, Gowan et al. 1977
  6. ^ New Hampton School 2006–2007 Profile
  7. ^ International Baccalaureate
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ "Zach Auguste". Retrieved March 20, 2016. 
  10. ^ 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. 
  11. ^ "Darius Songaila". Basketball-Reference.Com. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 

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