Jeffrey Pratt Beedy (Ed.D. Harvard University) appointed Head of School and created the Total Human Development Model which was recognized as a National School of Character.
Dr. Beedy brought a new philosophy of education to New Hampton School. The Total Human Development Model had as its guiding principle the mission to nurture and shape the whole person within the whole community. The school-wide culture and curriculum were built around a development philosophy that informed everything the School did and embraced the values of respect and responsibility. THD provided the philosophical blueprint underlying the construction of five curriculum-driven dormitories; an 18,000 sq. ft. Academic Research Center, housing a state-of-the-art library and a faculty Research and Design Center; and a 30,000 sq. ft. Arts and Athletics Center. In 2002, New Hampton School’s commitment to character education was recognized by the Character Education Partnership by its selection as a National School of Character. Dr. Beedy resigned as headmaster in 2004.