Boarding school…untucked

OLI AT A GLANCE

Oliverian School is a non-profit, alternative, college and life-preparatory boarding high school offering academic, counseling, and social-skills support for bright adolescents who have not thrived in traditional settings.  Oliverian occupies a unique space between a traditional and therapeutic school, providing the right levels of support and guided independence necessary so that students can contribute to any situation and successfully find and occupy their unique place in the world.  Our supportive academic and student-life program helps students embrace their identity, purpose, and voice, preparing them for the emotional, social, and academic demands of college and beyond.

GRADES

9 – 12
Post-graduate college credits

Student Body

Co-ed
Average of 36
US and International

Size

1 : 1 . 3  Student / Staff ratio
4 – 8 average class size

 Often struggle with:

Anxiety and Depression
ADD/ADHD
Learning Differences
Executive Functioning Deficits
Self-Isolation
Low Self-esteem
Tech Addiction
School Avoidance
Low Motivation

Our Students

Are often:

Quirky / out-of-the-box thinkers / outliers
Sensitive, Bright, Creative
In search of a more confident, authentic identity
Relationally motivated and willing to accept adult guidance and support

 

Tired of struggling and ready to change, grow, take responsibility, and find their place
Ready for the next step following a successful treatment experience
Ready for more support after having struggled in a traditional setting

Counseling Support

Three masters level counselors
Weekly and as-needed sessions
Office, milieu, and “active” counseling
Addiction and recovery support

COLLEGE COUNSELING

Test prep
Application support
Selection support

CULTURE

Warm and relaxed “home away from home”
Faculty “open home” policy
Accepting community


ADVENTURE

Rock climbing, ice climbing, hiking, mountain biking, skiing, annual whole-school adventure trip

FINE ARTS

Ceramics, painting, sculpture, murals, graffiti.
Guitar, song writing, drums, studio mixing, vocal training

STEWARDSHIP

Forestry, Tracking, Wildlife, Building Trades, Primitive Skills, Organic Gardening

Travel Learning

Past trips have included
Italy
France
Honduras
Sailing the Keys
Harvard Model Congress, and more!

ATHLETICS

Intramural:
ultimate frisbee, annual Iron Mountain Challenge Triathlon

Interscholastic:
basketball, soccer

Setting

Located in Pike, New Hampshire, in a mountain valley adjacent to the White Mountain National Forest and contiguous with an 1800-2000 acre recreational wilderness trust with hiking, skiing, and mountain biking trails, cabins, streams, and a high ropes course; five minutes from the Appalachian Trail; 25 minutes from Cannon Mountain ski resort; 45 minutes from Dartmouth College

College Matriculation

Approximately 90% of Oliverian graduates matriculate directly to college