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Declaration of Independents So, you’re considering an independent school for your child. Good call. Now more than ever it’s essential that students be prepared for change, equipped for lifelong learning and eager to embrace the challenges of life. They need a sense of independence that is guided by the experience of mentors and guarded by a great institution of learning. Ask parents why they chose an independent school for their children and the list of reasons is long: great teachers, smaller classes, more personal attention, a welcoming atmosphere and the chance to explore new opportunities both in and out of the classroom. Independent schools are where many of our best academic professionals can be found, and, after all, how successful or well-prepared could any of us be without the right teachers and advisors to show us the proverbial path? These men and women are there not simply to teach the correct answers but to impart the ability to ask the right questions in the first place. Talented educators and academic professionals provide the tools we need — parents and children alike — to make the wisest choices for ourselves. To find the independent school best able to meet your needs, read on. Consider the myriad winding paths you can follow, and then take your own first step. The schools and educators within this Independent School Guide are there to light the way.

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How to Find the Right School....................................................4

Tips for Essays............................................................................7

Answers from the Experts..........................................................8

School Profiles..........................................................................10

School Listings..........................................................................18

Associations and Resources.......................................................22

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FINDING the right school The realization that an independent school is vital to your child’s development is an important first step – but where do parents start in finding the institution that’s right for them? There’s a huge variety of potential choices that different families will view from different perspectives, depending on circumstances and goals. That’s where this guide and the Commission on Independent Schools come in to provide a helping hand. Two helpful lists for you and your family should be created before beginning any detailed questioning: Detail the particular school features parents prefer for their children and outline your child or children’s specific needs as well as their interests. The next step is a matter of communication. Take some time to sit down and write an e-mail, compose a letter or place a phone call to any school of interest and ask for a copy of its mission statement. All schools that are affiliated with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges — and many others as well — have such statements in print, which they can supply via traditional mail or electronically. As they read each mission statement, parents should consider whether the school’s stated aspirations match theirs, and whether a particular institution has unique features that are attractive to them and applicable to their child’s needs. The detailed questions that follow should produce most or all of the remaining information parents will need. Parents can then weigh this information against the specific needs of their own child. (Source — New England Association of Schools and Colleges: neasc.org) Program of the School: • Does the school’s program suit your child’s academic needs?

• Does the academic program have the breadth and depth to challenge the range of students admitted?

• How are the most able students challenged? • What is unique about the academic program? • A re there programs for exceptional children? Learning disabled children? Those with physical or emotional handicaps?

• If this is a denominational school, how is that reflected in the program? • What does the school offer in co-curricular areas such as athletics, dramatics and community activities?

• Does the overall program of the school include learning experiences of residential life (when applicable)? Students • W  hat kind of students does the school seek, and with what results?

• Is a student profile available, including racial and ethnic characteristics, percentage of students receiving financial aid and geographical distribution (especially for residential schools)?

• If the school has a denominational affiliation, what percentage of students are from that denomination? What other denominations are represented?

• Are there examples of students participating in school-sponsored volunteer community projects?

• Where do students go following graduation or completion of the program? How does the school stay in touch with them? 4

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Parents • What degree of involvement is expected of parents in school activities and other supporting roles? Involvement with sports? Academic support? Advising? Participation in clubs or functions? Quality of Life • Is the atmosphere that of a “tight ship” or is it informal?

• If this is a residential school, what is residential life like? • Are students required to participate in some form of organized athletics? Dramatic projections? Other school-wide activities?

• What is the student attrition rate? What are the reasons? • What is the school’s policy on substance abuse? Alcohol use? Smoking? •W  hat types of infractions are considered serious and what disciplinary procedures are used? • How do the personal and educational guidance and advisory systems work? Professional Staff • What is the typical class size, particularly in English, foreign languages, mathematics and science?

• What is the individual teacher load, including numbers of students as well as preparation and other duties?

• In what professional organizations do individual faculty members participate? Physical Plant • Is the physical plant – including classrooms, library, laboratories and physical education facilities – adequate for and compatible with the mission of the school?

• Is the plant well maintained and does it show signs of people caring about the physical environment? (Include dorms and individual rooms if this is a residential school.)

• Is the food service area clean and are certificates of appropriate health and sanitary inspections displayed? continued on page 6

some Granite State Statistics There are 328 independent schools in New Hampshire, serving more than 30,000 students. The average acceptance rate is 73 percent (versus 85 percent, nationally). Student:teacher ratio is 9:1. Twenty-six percent of schools are religiously affiliated (most commonly Roman Catholic and Christian). There are two all-girls schools and nine all-boys schools, 32 Montessori schools and 235 preschools/day care schools.

Municipalities with the most independent schools: Bedford (10), Concord (14), Dover (11) Manchester (30), Nashua (21) Counties: Belknap (14), Carroll (12), Cheshire (20), Coos (8), Grafton (18), Hillsborough (119), Merrimack (36), Rockingham (89), Strafford (27), Sullivan (9) The average independent school tuition is $10,474 for elementary schools and $29,513 for high schools. Source: privateschoolreview.com

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continued from page 5 Financial Base •W  hat is the annual tuition?

•W  hat percentage of the per-student operating cost of the school does the tuition meet? • If tuition doesn’t meet all costs, how is the balance made up? •W  hat is the school’s tuition refund policy? • Is there a tuition insurance plan? •W  hat is the amount and purpose of the endowment? • In the operating budget, what are the percentages and categories of expenses? (This may indicate some school priorities.)

• D oes the school have an annual giving program? • For what purposes are annual funds requested and expended? •W  ho is asked to participate in annual giving? Governance and Administration • I s the school separately incorporated, not for profit, proprietary, a member of a school system such as a diocesan system or affiliated with a parish or parishes?

•W  ho establishes policy for the school? •W  ho is the chief administrative officer of the school? •W  hat is his or her background and experience? • H ow long has she or he been at this school? •W  ith what education-oriented associations is the school affiliated? • B y whom is the school accredited?

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Many independent high schools — and some schools starting as early as sixth grade — may ask your child to write an essay, complete a short-answer questionnaire or submit a writing sample. Here are some suggestions to make this sometimes-arduous task go more smoothly.

w them. If the your child and make sure to follo 1. Read over the instructions with a five-page iding either a two-line answer or school requests a page, avoid prov essing. -proc word use t don’ , out answers by hand tome. If the directions say to write only increases nment until the last minute. This 2. Don’t put off the writing assig

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dotes that illustrate gest submissions include vivid anec 4. Tell stories. Some of the stron ple, a work ethic, compassion, etc. For exam something about the child’s initiative, ess or how pted a student to start her own busin writing sample could tell what prom getting lost while traveling. a student found his way back after ing writer, ivity. Especially if your child is an aspir 5. Look for ways to demonstrate creat ational educ One . s or poetry instead of an essay find out if the school accepts storie rap. own his of music and submitted a sample consultant had a client who loved rap ds among the al schools, look for common threa 6. When you’re applying to sever school and can write strong answers for one questions. Chances are the student tions along ques ask ols scho y For example, man then lightly adapt them for another. yourself? ribe desc you to School X? How would the lines of: Why do you want to go t that even an is t major influence on you. Wha Tell us about someone who had a changed your life?

sure the essay fread carefully. In particular, make 7. If you do reuse answers, proo in the applicag goin it’s if X” to attend School doesn’t say, “I have always wanted tion for School Y.

the student, it for an essay or writing sample from 8. Remember that if the school asks ng involved, the parent’s. If you can’t resist getti should be the student’s work — not variation on for the most egregious errors. (A try to limit yourself to proofreading as you never OK to make suggestions as long this rule: One father believes it’s r.) pape on or form its word-processed actually touch the essay, whether in

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Answers to COMMON questions I’ve seen some rankings of independent schools. How much should we rely on those? As little as possible; because you’re looking for the right school for your daughter or son, not someone else’s idea of a “best” school. The right school for a child is the one that can best meet the needs of that particular child.

How would I be treated as a parent at an independent school? Would the school welcome my involvement? It depends on the amount of involvement you seek. There are few occasions in which parents are required to meet a certain level of participation or obligation; however, if you wish (as the vast majority of parents enthusiastically do) to be an active participant, independent schools are more than happy to treat you as a full partner in the education of your child. Independent schools want you to be active participants in the community, to actively engage in the life of the school. Every school will have a wealth of volunteer opportunities, from chaperoning to fund-raising to helping the school get greener. You will always be welcome at school – which is a feeling that we can confidently assure you never stops being refreshing.

How would I get my child to school every day? Is there transportation? Transportation particulars are in large part dependent upon the school in question. While many offer transportation to students – usually for an additional fee – there are also alternatives. For instance, many independent schools facilitate the creation of family carpools. Contact any independent school you’re considering for details regarding available options.

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There are a number of steps to follow, including doing your homework to pick the schools that will be a good match, visiting the schools, filling out an application, filling out financial aid forms, arranging for any required testing and arranging to have your current school send records and evaluations. Remember that the admission professionals at our schools are there to help you every step of the way.

Why are independent schools sometimes considered elitist or snobby? Regrettably, stereotypes from years long gone still exist for independent schools. While in years past some independent schools catered only to the affluent and influential, that time has long passed us by. Independent schools are now characterized by diversity of many kinds, values that stress that everyone deserves respect, a commitment to service in the school community and in the greater community, and the goal of being as inclusive as possible. Independent schools continue to work to show parents and children alike how far they’ve come to serve a wide variety of individual and community needs.

Why is small class size supposed to be so good for students? It’s a matter of common sense – the fewer students a teacher has to teach, the more time there is for direct interaction and instruction with each student. Teachers with small class sizes have the time to develop close, respectful relationships with their students, and can closely monitor each student’s progress with a particular topic or lesson plan in a way they may be unable to if a class size was significantly larger. Source: aisne.org

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Independent School Associations and Resources for the State and Region Independent School Association of Northern New England (ISANNE) Representing a diverse group of schools — day and boarding, suburban and rural, prestigious college preparatory and institutions with specialties from learning disabilities and emotional support to skiing and outdoor education — ISANNE provides guidance to families exploring private education opportunities in living and learning, academic programs, extracurricular activities and financial aid. Laurie Hurd, Executive Director 619 High Street; Bath, Maine 04530 207-564-2333 • www.isanne.org Association of Independent School in New England (AISNE) With an ongoing commitment to equity and inclusion, AISNE shapes the educational landscape for independent schools through leadership, education, service and strategic advocacy. Steve Clem, Executive Director 222 Forbes Rd., Ste. 106; Braintree, MA 02184 781-843-8440 • www.aisne.org National Association of Independent Schools in NH The NAIS Private School Review provides free, detailed profiles of USA private day schools and their surrounding communities. The site evaluates schools relative to each other and to state-wide private school averages for several key criteria like teacher:student ratios. The site can be particularly helpful for families who are moving and need to evaluate several potential schools, or for all parents who are exploring different pre-college educational options for their child. NAIS Private School Review 244 5th Avenue, #J-229; New York, NY 10001 www.privateschoolreview.com

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New England Association of Schools and Colleges A voluntary membership organization of public and independent schools and colleges with a mission of assessing and promoting the quality of education through the accreditation of its members. 3 Burlington Woods Dr., Ste. 100 Burlington, MA 01803 781-425-7700 • www.neasc.org Family Resource Connection A New Hampshire State Library program addressing current issues of concern for families with children offers a library with more than 5,000 titles on subjects ranging from financial assistance to learning disabilities to parenting issues to special education laws and rights. Family Resource Connection New Hampshire State Library 20 Park Street, Concord, NH 03301 603-271-1188 • www.nh.gov/nhsl/frc NH Association for Gifted Education Offering resources for gifted children and promoting gifted education in the state of NH. P.O. Box 10432; Bedford, NH 03110 www.nhage.org NH First LEGO League Introducing young people, ages 9 to 14, to the fun and excitement of science and technology. 200 Bedford St., Manchester, NH 03101 603-666-3907 • www.firstlegoleague.org Academy of Applied Science Young Inventors’ Program “Fueling the Spark of Genius” Pamela Hampton, Director 24 Warren St., Concord, NH 03301 (603) 228-4530 • www.aas-world.org

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The Derryfield School Manchester, NH 03104 669-4524 • www.derryfield.org

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ounded in 1964, The Derryfield School is an independent, coeducational, collegepreparatory day school for students in grades 6 -12. Derryfield is a school built around its students — a school that cares about their points of view, their interests, how they learn and their passions. Small enough and smart enough to truly personalize each learning experience, Derryfield invites students to come together to grow as individuals. The core curriculum is enhanced by more than 70 elective classes and independent learning opportunities; arts, athletics and leadership are built in, not added on. Derryfield students travel the world, win athletic championships, lead service initiatives and shine on stage. Close relationships with advisors, teachers, peers and coaches encourage students to test their limits and take risks in a safe, supportive environment. As a result, Derryfield graduates meet the world as global citizens: curious, confident and committed to lives of passionate engagement.

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St. Thomas More School Oakdale, CT 06370 • 860-823-3861• www.stmct.org

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t. Thomas More School is an accredited college preparatory boarding school, enrolling students in grades 8-PG, which offers a structured, challenging program optimized

to how boys learn. With a beautiful campus located on scenic Gardner Lake, St. Thomas More School offers a peaceful environment that is ideal for study, extracurricular and sports activities alike. In addition to our college-prep curriculum and our commitment to academic success, students enjoy a great selection of interscholastic and intramural sports, clubs and extra-curricular opportunities. In our small, family-oriented educational community, we expect our students to do more, and they do!

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The Cornerstone School Stratham, NH 03885 772-4349 • www.cornerstoneschool.org

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he Cornerstone School is an independent, Montessori school serving children ages 18 months through 8th grade. Our beautiful rural environment is designed to support the academic, social and emotional growth of every child at each stage of development. Montessori education fosters a lifelong love of learning, academic success and empowered children who become successful, contributing members of society. Please call the school to schedule a tour and classroom observation and see educational excellence in action.

Heronfield Academy Hampton Falls, NH 03844 772-9093 • www.heronfield.org

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eronfield Academy has emerged as a premier middle school that honors its core values of honesty, respect, diligence, caring and celebration through challenging academics. Heronfield Academy’s combination of traditional and innovative teaching creates an inspiring and dynamic place for middle school students. Situated in the middle of the NH Seacoast region on a beautiful historic farm property, we are easily accessible to the 17 towns we serve. The middle school years are important in setting a positive foundation for success in high school, college, and in life. i n d e p e n d e n t s c h o o l g u i d e  | new

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Bishop Guertin High School Nashua, NH 03060 (603) 889-4107 • www.bghs.org

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ashua Catholic Regional Junior High School offers a rigorous curriculum aligned with relevant standards, 21st century skills and Catholic values that enable our students to make sound decisions in high school and beyond. Our students are encouraged to think creatively and to develop deductive and critical thinking skills. Students excel in leveled classes, competitive athletics and a wide variety of extra-curricular and service opportunities. We offer a safe and nurturing environment that is conducive to academic excellence and a strong moral foundation.

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Hollis Montessori School

Hollis, NH 03049 • 400-1515 • www.hollismontessori.org

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ollis Montessori is an AMI accredited independent school providing authentic Montessori education for children ages 3 through 9th grade. Located on a beautiful 9-acre campus, we empower children to develop a life-long love of learning through integrated, hands-on programs that foster independence, critical thinking, creativity and responsibility. We invite you to learn more about the difference in Montessori education. Tours and classroom observations offered weekly.

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Please call to schedule your visit. Learning Skills Academy Rye, NH 03870 • 964-4903 • www.learningskillsacademy.org

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earning Skills Academy offers a comprehensive, coeducational school experience, grades 3-12, providing tutorials in the basic skills of literacy and mathematics, while facilitating higher order thinking skills through our theme-based content area instruction. We provide pragmatic language instruction within a meaningful social context. Adventure-based learning – designed to improve communication, increase a sense of community and build leadership qualities for success – is an integral part of our program. LSA is approved to grant diplomas upon completion.

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Pine Hill Waldorf School Wilton, NH 03086 654-6003 • www.pinehill.org

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hoose an inspired education for your child. At each age and stage of development, children ask questions of themselves and their world. Waldorf teachers address these questions through age-appropriate content and teaching methods, educating the mind, body and soul in preparation for a life of meaning and purpose. Pine Hill Waldorf School offers programs from preschool through 8th grade. Call to inquire about visiting the school or attending an Open House. Come, be inspired.

Newport Montessori School Newport, NH 03773 863-2243 • www.newportmontessori.org

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MS is now accepting 2016-2017 enrollment applications for the following grade levels and classrooms: Junior Classroom (6th, 7th & 8th grade students) Upper Elementary (4th & 5th grade students) Lower Elementary (1st, 2nd & 3rd grade students) and Primary Classrooms (Prekindergarten & Kindergarten). The Newport Montessori School is located at 96 Pine Street in Newport, NH. For more information about NMS, or to request an enrollment packet, please call us.

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Portsmouth Christian Academy Dover, NH 03820 742-3617 • www.pcaschool.org

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oday’s world presents many challenges which will require the next generation to be academically equipped, globally responsive and ready to serve. PCA has answered the call. Our faculty and staff are unified in creating a caring Christ-focused learning environment in which young people thrive academically and grow as servantleaders in preparation to impact the world for good.

Preparation for Life. Portsmouth Christian Academy is a dually accredited, independent, Christian collegepreparatory day school for students in preschool through grade 12.

Southern NH Montessori Academy Londonderry, NH 03053 818-8613 • www.snhma.org

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e nurture a love of learning with a strong emphasis of hands-on and experiential learning for children aged 15 months through 8th grade. Students learn at their own pace though an integrated curriculum that supports the whole child: intellectual, physical, emotional, social and creative. Each child’s education is guided by individualized learning plans and experienced teachers; promoting independence, respect for oneself and others and self-expression.

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St. Christopher School Nashua, NH 03064

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t. Christopher School offers an exceptional Catholic education with high academic and moral standards in a warm and nurturing family atmosphere. In addition to traditional elementary school subjects, our Pre-Kindergarten through grade six students receive weekly instruction in religion, Spanish and computer skills. Interactive whiteboards, iPads, a playground, an outdoor classroom and extracurricular activities like band, drama, science and coding clubs and a variety of sports, enhance the curriculum. Call today for a private tour!

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Tilton School Tilton, NH 03276 286-1733 • www.tiltonschool.org

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xperience how Tilton helps students realize the power of potential. Tilton School is an independent, coeducational college preparatory school serving students in grades 9 through 12 and postgraduates. Tilton is home to more than 250 students from 18 states and 17 foreign countries. At Tilton, we believe that we don’t just educate, we ignite! Tilton teachers are passionate about what they do and their enthusiasm inspires students to share their passion.

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New Hampshire: The Beech Hill School 20 Beech Hill Road Hopkinton, NH 03229 www.thebeechhillschool.org • 715-5129

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Bishop Brady High School 25 Columbus Avenue Concord, NH 03301 www.bishopbrady.edu • 224-7418

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Bishop Guertin High School O 194 Lund Road Nashua, NH 03060 www.bghs.org • 889-4107

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Brewster Academy 80 Academy Drive Wolfeboro, NH 03894 www.brewsteracademy.org • 569-1600

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Cardigan Mountain School 62 Alumni Drive Canaan, NH 03741 www.cardigan.org • 523-4321

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Community School Day 1164 Bunker Hill Road South Tamworth, NH 03883 www.communityschoolnh.net • 323-7000

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The Cornerstone School N 146 High Street Stratham, NH 03885 www.cornerstoneschool.org • 772-4349

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Crossroads Academy Day K-8 95 Dartmouth College Highway Lyme, NH 03768 www.crossroadsacademy.org • 795-3111

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The Derryfield School L 2108 River Road Manchester, NH 03104 www.derryfield.org • 669-4524

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Dublin School 18 Lehmann Way Dublin, NH 03444 www.dublinschool.org • 563-8584

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Hampshire Country School Boarding 3-12 28 Patey Circle Rindge, NH 03461 www.hampshirecountryschool.org • 899-3325

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Hampstead Academy Day 320 East Road Hampstead, NH 03841 www.hampsteadacademy.org • 329-4406

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Heronfield Academy N 356 Exeter Road Hampton Falls, NH 03844 www.heronfield.org • 772-9093

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High Mowing School 222 Isaac Frye Highway Wilton, NH 03086 www.highmowing.org • 654-2391

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Hollis Montessori School P 9 S. Merrimack Road Hollis, NH 03049 www.hollismontessori.org • 400-1515

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Holderness PO Box 1879 Plymouth, NH 03264 www.holderness.org • 536-1257

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Kimball Union Academy 7 Campus Center Drive Meriden, NH 03770 www.kua.org • 469-2000

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Learning Skills Academy P Day 3-12 1247 Washington Road Rye, NH 03870 www.learningskillsacademy.org • 964-4903

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New Hampton School 70 Main Street New Hampton, NH 03256 www.newhampton.org • 677-3400

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Nashua Catholic Regional Junior High School O 6 Bartlett Avenue Nashua, NH 03064 www.ncrjhs.org • 882-7011

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Newport Montessori Q Day Pre-K-8 Co-ed 96 Pine Street, PO Box 1006 Newport, NH 03773 www.newportmontessori.org • 863-2243 The Oliverian School 28 Becket Drive Pike, NH 03780 www.oliverianschool.org • 989-5100

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Phillips Exeter Academy 20 Main Street Exeter, NH 03833 www.exeter.edu • 772-4311

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Pine Hill Waldorf School Q 77 Pine Hill Road Wilton, NH 03086 www.pinehill.org • 654-6003

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Pinkerton Academy 5 Pinkerton Street Derry, NH 03038 www.pinkertonacademy.org • 437-5200

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Portsmouth Christian Academy R 20 Seaborne Drive Dover, NH 03820 www.pcaschool.org • 742-3617

Day

Pre-K-12

Co-ed

Proctor Academy 204 Main Street Andover, NH 03216 www.proctornet.com • 735-6000

Boarding/ Day

9-12

Co-ed

Sant Bani School 19 Ashram Road Sanbornton, NH 03269 www.santbani.org • 934-4240

Day K-8

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Southern NH Montessori Academy R Day 1E Commons Drive #28 Londonderry, NH 03053 www.snhma.org • 818-8613

T- 8

Co-ed

St. Christopher School S 20 Cushing Avenue Nashua, NH 03064 wwww.stchrisschoolnh.org • 882-7442

Day

Pre-K-6

Co-ed

St. Paul’s School S 325 Pleasant Street Concord, NH 03301 www.sps.edu • 229-4600

Boarding 9-12

Tilton School T 30 School Street Tilton, NH 03276 www.tiltonschool.org • 286-4342

Boarding

9-Post Graduate Co-ed

Waterville Valley Academy PO Box 186 Waterville Valley, NH 03215 www.wvbbts.org • 236-4811

Boarding

6-12

The White Mountain School 371 West Farm Road Bethlehem, NH 03574 www.whitemountain.org • 444-0513

Boarding/Day 9-Post Graduate Co-ed

Wolfeboro School 93 Camp School Road Wolfeboro, NH 03894 www.wolfeboro.org • 569-3451

Summer Boarding

6-12

Co-ed

World Academy T 138 Spit Brook Road Nashua, NH 03062 www.worldacademynh.com • 888-1982

Day

6 weeks-8

Co-ed

Boarding

8-Post Graduate Male

Co-ed

Co-ed

Connecticut: St. Thomas More School M 45 Cottage Road Oakdale, CT 06370 www.stmct.org • (860) 823-3861

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