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A LEARNING AND LIFE EXPERIENCE LIKE NO OTHER

Now enrolling day and residential students! Call 603-547-1894 today!

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 world-class special education, full-time residential living, year-round accessible recreation, and a comprehensive suite of therapeutic supports. For over 50 years, Crotched Mountain School has provided an unforgettable residential special education experience surrounded by the natural beauty of New Hampshire. We equip our students with the skills to succeed in the community and to live a life of maximum independence.

A fully accredited pre-K to 12+ residential and day school located less than two hours from Boston and 45 minutes from Manchester, NH, Crotched Mountain School serves students with complex diagnoses including autism, emotional disorders, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, and mental health needs. We have 24-hour nursing support and a physician on site.

Crotched Mountain School is approved by the New Hampshire Department of Education as a private special education school and a non-public school. We are approved to serve all 13 educational codings for students age 4 through 21.

Crotched Mountain School Quick Facts

  • Serving students 4-21
  • Full complement of related services (OT, PT, TR, Speech)
  • Integrated BCBA supports
  • 24-hour nursing support
  • Diverse accessible recreation offerings like skiing, cycling, kayaking, and more
  • Structured vocational experiences
  • Art and music classes
  • Year-round, hands-on farm school agricultural program
  • Full gymnasium and aquatics center
  • Accessible hiking trails
  • After school enrichment program featuring activities like yoga, music, weaving, basketball, cooking, and much more
  • Online parent communication platform

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

The Crotched Mountain Eagle

Out of His Shell

This story is not about The Hits. This story is about Rae. About how he found control. How he discovered equilibrium. How he made himself safe.

VIDEO: A Canobie Adventure

The students and staff of Crotched Mountain School descended upon Canobie Lake Park a couple of weeks ago, taking in the sights and sounds and thrills and chills!

The Daredevil Within

When he was born, not many people gave little Liam a chance. But now the world knows that Liam will not be denied.

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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