A small school providing a manageable world, adult attention, support both in and out of class, and a good education for up to 25 high ability boys. Traditional courses taught in classes of 3-6 put every student near the teacher. Family-style dorms house 5-8 students. Outdoor activities include sledding, canoeing, hiking, camping, and caring for farm animals. Informally-played sports include soccer, touch football, floor hockey, and tennis. Arts activities include drawing, pottery, music lessons, and drama. All faculty live on campus. Faculty and students join together for three sit-down meals each day. Weekends include both scheduled activities and time for relaxation and independent play.
Hampshire Country School may be an especially good choice for those boys who find large schools overwhelming or overstimulating, including boys with nonverbal learning disabilities (NLD/NVLD), Asperger's, ADHD, or executive function difficulties.
HCS is primarily a middle school, but students may remain through high school. The usual entering age is 8 to 12 years old.