Homestay Program

Our Homestay Program is designed for students to become fluent in English while enjoying a full Waldorf curriculum and preparing for high school and higher education. Students in grades 5–8 are hosted by families and friends of our school who welcome them into their home as new members of their extended families. Well-cared for, safe, and ‘at home,’ middle school students enjoy the perfect setting to become fluent in English and succeed in school and in life.
Homestay families are carefully selected and closely connected to our school community. Our 2018–19 homestay fee includes housing, all meals, supervision by the host family while the student is not in school, transportation to and from school, and typical activities.

Waldorf education offers children the opportunity to fully explore the world around them. In our middle school we nurture imagination and critical thinking, and cultivate a love of learning. Our high school curriculum empowers students to become compassionate human beings who approach the world with confidence, integrity and self-discipline.

Summer Camp 2017

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  • Summer Camp Dates 2019

    July 22 - August 9, 2019

TUITION

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  • Middle School Homestay (Grades 5-8)

    $28,850
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East West Program Options

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  • Grades 6-8 Summer Camp For Chinese Students

    Two weeks of authentic Waldorf summer camp on our nature-filled HMS campus, in the heart of New England. Summer 2019 dates: Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 9 - Application and tuition information coming soon! 
    Camp activities include crafts, drawing and painting, traditional games, summer activities such as swimming, hiking, day trips to local towns to discover American life, and lots of singing! A first step onto HMS campus and culture for an unforgettable, short-term experience of life at High Mowing School!

    See brochure for details.
  • Grades 6-8 High School Preparation

    Trimester and year-long homestay options.
    TRIMESTER:
    A twelve-week High School Preparation Program to prepare for a HMS high school education. Immersed in HMS middle school experience, fully integrated in the regular classes held on our Pine Hill campus, students in grades 6 through 8 participate in all classes and activities along with their American peers, and are supported in their acquisition of English in ESL (English as a Second Language) classes.

    Students develop a level of English skills and acculturation that prepares them well for high school at HMS and for higher education. Students who attend the Grades 6-8 High School Preparation trimester in grades 7 and 8 are offered priority enrollment in the HMS high school East-West Diploma Program. Inquire about the program at eastwesttrimesters@highmowing.org.

    HOMESTAY:
    A full school year (September–June) as a homestay student, hosted by families and friends of our school who welcome them into their home as new members of their extended family. Immersed in HMS middle school experience, fully integrated in the regular classes held on our Pine Hill campus, students in grades 6 through 8 participate in all classes and activities along with their American peers, and are supported in their acquisition of English in ESL (English as a Second Language) classes. They enjoy supervision by the host family while the student is not in school, transportation to and from school, and cultural activities. Our year-long high school preparation program is designed for students to become fluent in English while enjoying a full Waldorf curriculum.

    Well-cared for, safe, and ‘at home,’ international students in grades 6 through 8 enjoy the perfect setting to become fluent in English and succeed in school. Homestay families are carefully selected and closely connected to our school community, and typically live less than 30 minutes from HMS.

    See brochure for details or apply to the program.
  • Grades 9-12 High School Trimester

    A twelve-week High School Preparation Program for students in grades 9 through 12.
    Students attend twelve weeks—for the fall, winter or the spring trimester—and reside on the HMS high school campus where they enjoy all courses as a boarding student. In addition to participating in our regular high school course of studies, students engage in supplemental courses in English as a Second Language (ESL) for the duration of their stay at HMS. Students who attend a grades 9-12 High School Preparation trimester are offered priority enrollment in our Grades 9–12 East-West International High School Diploma Program.

    See brochure for details or apply to the program.
  • High Mowing East-West International High School Diploma

    High Mowing is a school where eastern and western cultures truly meet. Our East-West International High School Diploma program encompasses a broad cultural basis, expanded to the East.
    The East-West International High School Diploma Program prepares Chinese high school students to become inter-disciplinary bilingual students with international perspectives, well-prepared to attend higher education institutions in Sciences, Arts, and Humanities in the USA and abroad. The program also prepares American students to experience and understand Chinese culture, history, science, literature, geography and language. While many high schools in the USA welcome students from China, HMS offers them the chance to continue their discovery and understanding of the Chinese language and culture.

    Options include several choices of years spent in China and at HMS. Apply to the program or see brochure for details.

East West Brochure