A LEARNING AND LIFE EXPERIENCE LIKE NO OTHER

We are currently accepting referrals for our day and residential programs.

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Crotched Mountain School offers a flexible learning environment where students build relationships, discover skills and talents, and attain their highest level of independence. We partner with school districts to determine if we are the least restrictive setting for the student.

For a student to be considered for admission, the school district or state agency sends a formal referral packet. Following the initial record review, admissions staff will contact the referrer regarding next steps, which includes an in-person visit (we will come to you!).

While the majority of our students come from New Hampshire, we also serve Massachusetts, New York, Maine, Vermont and many other states across the country. Crotched Mountain School is licensed for all IEP classifications.

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In the heart of New Hampshire, perched on an idyllic 1,400-acre campus overlooking the Contoocook River Valley, Crotched Mountain School offers a unique combination of innovative day and residential special education, year-round accessible recreation, award-winning arts and music programming, community and campus-based vocational experiences, and a comprehensive suite of therapeutic supports. For over 50 years, Crotched Mountain School has provided an unforgettable day and residential special education experience surrounded by the natural beauty of New Hampshire. We help our students gain the skills to succeed in the community and to live a life of maximum independence.

A fully accredited Kindergarten through 12+ residential and day school located less than two hours from Boston and 45 minutes from Manchester, NH, Crotched Mountain School specializes in autism, communication needs, and addressing challenging behaviors.  Our comprehensive educational and treatment approaches are complemented by 24-hour nursing support.

Crotched Mountain School is approved by the New Hampshire Department of Education as a private special education school. We are licensed for all recognized IEP classifications.

Crotched Mountain School Quick Facts

  • Serving students Kindergarten through 12+
  • Full complement of related services (OT, PT, Therapeutic Recreation, Speech, Psychology)
  • On-site BCBA supports
  • 24-hour nursing support
  • Diverse accessible recreation offerings like skiing, cycling, kayaking, and more
  • Structured vocational experiences
  • Award-winning art and music programming
  • Award-winning year-round, hands-on Farm School
  • Full gymnasium and aquatics center
  • Accessible hiking trails
  • Award-winning after school enrichment program featuring activities like yoga, music, scuba, weaving, basketball, cooking, and much more
  • Online parent communication platform

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Ready to begin? Call 603-547-1894 or visit our Admissions page for more information.

The Crotched Mountain Eagle

Ryan on Safari

When it comes to special gifts, they don’t get wilder and woollier than what Ryan gave to his class.

ADMISSIONS

We accept students from all over the country, as far as California and Illinois, as close as New York, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire.

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LEARNING

From the first class to afterschool to residential life, core academic work is supplemented by life skills education to ensure learning never ends.

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CAMPUS LIFE

Life at Crotched Mountain is filled with things to do, places to see, and people to connect with. There is no shortage of fun and unique adventures to be had!

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TECHNOLOGY

Whether it’s a speech-generating device or customized grips for a pencil or a literacy mobile app, at Crotched Mountain School innovation breeds independence.

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ARTS AND MUSIC

It’s about creative expression! Making a clay mask or composing a song or drawing a comic – whatever captures their imaginations, our students have access to it in our arts and music program.

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