Located in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, New Hampton School celebrates its 200-year anniversary in 2021. History, class size, signature programs, school leaders, essential background information is available to begin our conversation.
Academics are the heart of New Hampton School whether pursuing the IB Diploma or seeking Academic Support to meet your needs. There is no limit to the possibilities available to you through exceptional teachers and a robust selection of programs.
New Hampton School’s athletic traditions are strong, whether cultivating elite athletes or learning a new sport and spending time outdoors with friends, our athletic program offers something for every type of athlete and serves as a platform to build lifelong skills and leadership.
Opportunities in visual and performing arts are plentiful at New Hampton School. From ceramics to animation to film or print-making students can take elective course or pursue the two-year IB arts curriculum.
For both boarding and day students, academics at New Hampton are bolstered by the student life program that ties their whole experience together. Campus houses, meals, advisory and leadership opportunities are just a few of the ways in which the student experience is enriched.
Jennifer Shackett Berry ’83, P’07, ’10, ’15 has dedicated 32 years of service to New Hampton School. Ms. Berry offered insight and leadership in many roles from house parent, advisor, and coach, to English Department Chair, Director of Studies, and most recently, Director of College Counseling. At this juncture, Ms. Berry will retire from her tenure at New Hampton School to dedicate more time to her family and friends.
With Ms. Berry as Director of Studies, New Hampton School embraced curricular growth and initiatives that enhanced the learning of its students through successful technology integration, customized learning opportunities, the addition of the IB Diploma Programme, and skill-based pedagogy. In particular, her guidance in implementing the International Baccalaureate Programme has set New Hampton School apart among New England boarding schools, in its student-centered, educational innovation.
Her exceptional connections to students and an understanding of our academic program led Ms. Berry to the College Counseling Office, where she implemented a 4-year college counseling curriculum. Alongside this program, Ms. Berry built connections with college admission offices across the country, introducing New Hampton School. Each year, New Hampton School graduates matriculate at a robust list of colleges, whose variety represents the best fit for each student.
Beyond her tireless work ethic and unending dedication to our school, Ms. Berry has dedicated her professional career to her students. Always willing to have honest conversations, she has been a confidant, mentor, role-model, and teacher to every one of her students. She will be deeply missed and always appreciated by all of us at New Hampton School, and we are delighted to honor her work and contributions at our 198th Commencement.
Ms. Berry will retire to her home on Gordon Hill in New Hampton with her husband, Tom. They have three children who are also graduates of New Hampton School, Kelsey ’07, Emma ’10, and Hayden ’15. Jen’s favorite leisure time activities involve spending time with her family, playing golf, skiing, cooking, and traveling to new places. Ms. Berry is a 1987 graduate of Colby College.
An independent, college preparatory school for boarding and day students, grades 9-12 and postgraduate.