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New Hampton School

New Hampton School is an independent college preparatory high school in New Hampton, New Hampshire, United States. It has 305 students from over 30 states and 22 countries.[1] The average class size is eleven, and the student-faculty ratio is five to one. New Hampton School does not require a uniform.

New Hampton School
New Hampton logo.png
70 Main Street

Coordinates43°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
TypePrivate, boarding, & day
Head of schoolJoe Williams
Average class size11
Student to teacher ratio5:1
School color(s)Green, Black, and White

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]


1909 advertisement for the school

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.

Between 1925 and 1970 the school was a non-denominational school for boys. It returned to coeducation in 1970.[6]


New Hampton School offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and Advanced Placement classes.


The program admits fifth-year senior basketball players who seek an additional year of preparation before entering a Division I career. Recent examples include Will Davis and Travis Souza, both of whom went on to UC Irvine.[7]

  • Alpine skiing
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Equestrian
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Freestyle skiing
  • Golf
  • Ice hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Mountain biking
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Snowboarding
  • Tennis

Notable alumniEdit


  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 Merrill, Gowan et al., "A Small Gore of Land", 1977
  6. ^ New Hampton School 2006–2007 Profile
  7. ^
  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. ^ "ALL-USA Girls Hockey Player of the Year: Cayla Barnes, New Hampton School (N.H.)". USA Today. April 7, 2016. Retrieved February 13, 2018.
  12. ^ "Darius Songaila". Basketball-Reference.Com. Retrieved November 15, 2012.

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