Hampshire Country School

28 Patey Cir, Rindge, NH 03461

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Hampshire Country School is a small, family-style boarding school for boys of very high ability who have had difficulty in larger, socially complex schools. It is primarily a junior (middle) school and is especially suitable for boys who enter when they are 8 to 11 years old.

Learning is not difficult for most HCS students when life is going well; but most were previously frustrated, discouraged, and without friends because they could not adapt in other settings. For many, the problems were a direct result of their high ability, strong interests, and intense behavior. For others, the difficulties may have been related to Asperger’s syndrome, nonverbal learning disabilities, executive function problems, or ADHD. Hampshire Country School is a place where the abilities of such boys are more important than their problems, and where many boys are, for the first time, with peers who see their strengths, share their interests, and may match their temperament.

HCS classes provide a solid education in English, history, math, science, and a foreign language. The elementary program, through grade 6, is structured but flexible, in order to adapt to students’ interests, skills, difficulties, and momentary readiness to learn. Courses for older students are more traditional, and students move from one subject teacher to another. Class sizes range from 3 to 6.

All students are boarding students. The school faculty and administrators live on campus and are engaged with students both in and out of class. Extra-curricular activities include art, drama, recreation-level sports, hiking, canoeing, beginning and intermediate music lessons, board games, reading, and lots of outdoor play. The 1700-acre campus includes forests, fields, streams, ponds, and a small mountain.

Hampshire Country School is an active, engaging, and supportive community. Many students experience here the happiest and most memorable of their growing-up years.

  • Underachieving in School Focus
  • Learning Disability Focus

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory, General Academic, Learning Differences, Underachiever, Special Education
Grade RangeBoarding — Boys Grades 3-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsBoys
Full Address28 Patey Cir, Rindge, NH 03461
Year Established1948
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)

Tuition & Financial Aid

Boarding Tuition$51,500

Academics & Athletics

Academic CalendarTrimester
Supplemental InstructionReview, Tutoring
Summer SessionRecreational. Tuition Boarding $3500/2½-weeks ses. 5 weeks
Accredited ByNEASC

Graduate Placement

Graduate Reference Year2012
Graduates Attending College/Nonpublic Secondary School1
Most Common Graduate DestinationsUnity 1


Applications DueRolling
Application Fee$0
New Students6
Tests Used for AdmissionIQ


AdministratorBernd Foecking
Administrator's TitleHeadmaster
In Office Since2009
Administrator's CredentialsBA, Ruhr Univ Bochum (Germany), MEd, Plymouth State Univ
Director(s) of AdmissionsWilliam Dickerman, Admissions Director

Enrollment & Faculty

Total Enrollment23
Boarding Students23
Elementary Enrollment (Through Grade 8)16
Secondary Enrollment (Grades 9-PG)7
Student Body EthnicityWhite 83%, Latino 4%, Native American 9%, Other 4%
Percentage of International Students5
Average Class Size4
Student-Faculty Ratio2:1
Dress CodeCasual
Teaching Faculty12
Faculty with Advanced Degrees (%)33
Male Teaching Faculty6
Female Teaching Faculty6
Faculty EthnicityWhite 100%

Campus & Endowment

Campus Acreage1,700
Buildings on Campus7
Facilities Value$2,000,000
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