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Mike Doherty
Admissions Coordinator

The Oliverian School is a co-ed, college preparatory boarding school for students in grades 9-12 who are academically able and want to pursue a college education but have not been successful in traditional structured schools.

The Head of School is Barclay Mackinnon, Jr., who has more than twenty-two years in education as a teacher, advisor, counselor, coach and administrator. He received his graduate degree from Pepperdine University in Los Angeles, CA. John Doyle, Dean of Students, is a native of New Hampshire and attended Bridgeton Academy and later Hawthorn College where he received his B.A. in History. Peter Stevens, Dean of Academics, is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, the New England Association for College Admission Counseling and is an associate member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association. He is a graduate of Williams College and the University of Chicago; most recently, Peter ran the academic programs at the Academy at Swift River.

The curriculum at Oliverian School incorporates core areas of academics including science, language arts, math, social studies and foreign language, as well as health and PE, fine arts and experiential education. In addition, students participate in stewardship of community service projects locally, nationally and internationally.

The adventure and athletic program faculty consist of graduates of the National Outdoor Leadership School as well as alumni from Prescott College, the University of Maine at Farmington, Warren Wilson College, University of Rhode Island and the University of New Hampshire. Activities include: soccer, mountain biking, ski and snowboard teams, canoeing, backpacking, mountaineering, day trips and indoor bouldering to name a few.

[This information came from The Oliverian School website.]


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