High Mowing News

High School Spring Open House

High Mowing School will hold an High School Open House to learn more about the Waldorf high school experience.

The day’s schedule features:
  • 9:30 am: Tour of the campus and classrooms.
  • 10:15 am: Class with math teacher Robert Sim. Robert pulls from the 9th grade permutations and combinations curriculum to engage visitors in examining  whether outcomes can be predicted.
  • 11 am: Juggling mini-session with Jon Roitman, incoming High Mowing movement teacher and Flying Gravity Circus artistic director.
  • 11:15 am:  Organic, delicious snack in the dining room.
“We have designed this morning to reflect what a day-in-the-life of a High Mowing student might look like,” says Liane Odom, Director of Admissions. “Our students have such rich, expansive educational opportunities. And I’m looking forward to introducing new families to what we can offer.”

Since 1942, High Mowing has offered an experiential and vigorous program of arts-infused academics within a small and friendly school community, where students have the opportunity to form authentic and meaningful relationships. The High Mowing curriculum is a complete program of humanities, math, science, world languages, fine, practical and performing arts, diverse movement education and individual interest electives — all immersed in and surrounded by nature.
“We are a community where students discover who they are and develop the capacity for living fully into the future as it unfolds for them,” Odom says. “High Mowing provides a well-rounded college preparatory experience that prepares our students for lives of meaning and purpose in the 21st century.”

About High Mowing
High Mowing School is a Waldorf high school for boarding and day students, where talented and experienced teachers draw on the wisdom of Waldorf education, and nurture the interests of today’s young people. We utilize an approach to learning that is based on an understanding of the developing human being and the changing world around us.

High Mowing is designed to support the developmental growth a student experiences during their high school years. Freshmen and sophomores follow a structured experience so they can try new disciplines and experience different ways of learning. At the end of sophomore year, each student (with their advisor's guidance and parents' support) reviews his/her first two years and creates a plan for the next two. Juniors and seniors have a broad choice of electives and chart their own path to graduation, which is reflective of their unique interests and passions.

This video outlines our approach to high school education. And much more information is included on our website. We specifically encourage you to review the Program and Student Life sections.

Where Our Graduates Go
A Research Bulletin suggests that a majority of Waldorf school graduates share the following characteristics:
  • They value the opportunity to think for themselves and to translate their new ideas into practice.
  • They practice life-long learning and have a highly developed sense for aesthetics.
  • They value lasting human relationships.
  • They seek out opportunities to be of help to other people.
  • They sense that they are guided by an inner moral compass that helps them navigate the trials and challenges of their professional and private lives.
  • They carry high ethical principles into their chosen professions.
High Mowing looks to further encourage these characteristics in our graduates. Our students have continued their education at colleges and universities including:
  • Bates College
  • Boston Conservatory
  • Boston University
  • Brown University
  • Emerson College
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • New York University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • Smith College
  • Yale University
“We consistently hear that our graduates — like other Waldorf graduates — have the ability to truly absorb what they have learned (as opposed to memorizing isolated facts); to be flexible and creative; and take intellectual risks,” says Heather Carver, Director of Development & Alumni Relations. “These skills have grown from our students’ ability to ‘learn by doing.’ Their curriculum has allowed young people to face challenges, experience success and, through that, fully grasp concepts.”

Learning More
This is just a peek at all that High Mowing has to offer our high school students. Choosing a high school for your child is an important decision, and we hope that our website helps you to understand our values.

We hope you can attend our spring open house and see for yourself! Register online or by calling (603) 654-9406 x103

Tuesday, April 24
9:30–11:30 am
High Mowing School
222 Isaac Frye Highway
Wilton, NH 03086