New Hampton School

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New Hampton School
New Hampton logo.png
Go Beyond
70 Main Street
New Hampton, New Hampshire
United States
Type Independent boarding / day
Established 1821
Headmaster Andrew Menke
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

Coordinates: 43°36′21″N 71°39′09″W / 43.60583°N 71.65250°W / 43.60583; -71.65250 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

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