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The New Hampton School

Private | 9-12 | 306 students


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Situated in a rural neighborhood. The median home value is $190,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $879.

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Posted June 12, 2007

As a current teacher and dorm parent I continue to love working at NHS because of the unpretentious atmosphere, the awesome students and the dedicated faculty. I work a great deal with students in and out of the classroom during our experiential learning programs. I see our students and teachers engaging with the real world in the context of real relationships. That's what I was missing in my high school experience and what continues to keep me excited about NHS.
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted May 10, 2007

The place it once use to be is clearly not there.Teachers left and the ones that remain are leaving after this year (2007). What once was a great community has now collapsed. The atmosphere on campus is not what it use to be. If your new to the school, they you will not know what you had once missed out. New Hampton did not use to be like that. Now its changed into something its not. It is heart wrenching to see a school based on a outstanding philosophy nreak down. I would not suggest sending your child there. It is not WORTH the rising tuition. I suggest finding a better school that is worth the tuition cost such as Choate, Taft, Tabor, Nobles. I cannot tell you how many kids I know that do not want to be there or have left because its awful.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted May 8, 2007

It is a shame when a change in leadership diminishes a private school's value. It is now akin to a military school. I am sending my child there (at more than $24,000/year day student) and she is required to perform a daily job of going into resident students' dormrooms and taking out the bathroom trash. This is a job that the school says 'benefits the students and the community'?!
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Posted April 27, 2007

We've been involved with the school since 2003. Now it's melting down. It's heartbreaking to see this change from a student-centered creative environment to an autocratic dictatorship. If our child weren't graduating, we would not even consider this school.
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Posted January 12, 2007

My son currently attends New Hampton School as a Senior. He has been at NHS since Freshman year, and we know the school very well. New Hampton School has changed a lot over the last year. Starting with a New Headmaster, and his autocratic rule over everything in the school; Mr. Menke has brought a very different culture to the school which could be compared to that of an autocratic, selfcentered ruler. Everyone used to be happy and have a smile on their faces. Well, that s gone! The atmosphere is that of a sober military school at best.
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Posted October 5, 2004

My daughter graduated from New Hampton in May, 2004 and my son has just started his freshman year. Both were/are very happy there due to a strong sense of community. Everyone is accepted for whom they are. Class size is good as is the variety of different leveled classes. The support given during the college hunt was great. My daughter was accepted and offered money at every school she applied to.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 9, 2003

New Hampton offers kids a place to be themselves through art, sports, socially, etc. The community is a wonderful supporting environment where kids have fun yet prepare themselves for a college atmosphere and career. No uniforms and no force of religion makes this boarding school stand out!

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 68% 89%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 19% 3%
Black 7% 2%
Hispanic 5% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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70 Main Street
New Hampton, NH 03256
Phone: (603) 677-3425


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