Hampshire Country School is an intentionally small, rather old-fashioned country boarding school where a simple and predictable lifestyle allows time for boys to learn, play, grow, and appreciate other people. The school is all-boys, all-boarding and the faculty and staff live on campus, so evening and weekend hours are as important as the hours of classroom instruction. The school is small enough that everyone is well known, everyone is important, and there is plenty of attention for every boy.
Hampshire Country School is designed especially for boys of exceptionally high intellectual potential who want to succeed, like to please adults, and want to have friends, but whose idiosyncrasies, high energy, unusual interests, excessive need for attention, or other characteristics have led to isolation or severe difficulties in larger schools. The school enrolls smart, inquisitive boys who range in age from eight to fifteen years old and who can benefit from a supportive learning community.
The heart of Hampshire Country School is the 'environment' and the land. The campus covers 1,700 acres comprised of simple buildings and facilities, three ponds, a working farm, miles of historic stone walls, and a 1,400 acre nature preserve. In addition to the physical buildings on campus, the 'environment' is also the social, emotional, and type of community that our faculty create for the boys. By offering students time, nature, play, and fun, they can find a place of belonging and acceptance.
The power of personal relationships and connection in education is a key strategy used in teaching boys at Hampshire Country School. By utilizing our natural environment to teach academic concepts, we can provide place-based learning anytime and anywhere to leverage the power of our community. Our students become more resilient, more optimistic, more aware of others and themselves, and gain a sense of belonging and empowerment by being in and around nature.