Dublin school is located in Dublin, NH and is one and a half hours from Boston, MA and fours hours from New York City. It is coeducational for grades 9-12. It was founded in 1935 by Paul and Nancy Lehmann and opened with eight students and six faculty. The qualifications that Mr. Lehmann sought for his school were to be located in south New Hampshire, the site needs to be on a east side of a hilly land with vast and extensive views. There should be at least one building with inexpensive land nearby to purchase for further expansion. The location needs to be near a non-industrial town or village, with pond and lakes with mountain ranges. There should be no previous history of a school in the area. Every area in which Mr. Lehmann sought for in his school was fully realized.
At Dublin they strive to instill in their students the passion for learning. For the good of self and the community, students are to have values of discipline and meaningful work. The students are to have respect for each other and how each is unique in their learning. The students are to take personal responsibility and make healthy decisions. It is important for them to learn the value of being a leader and to be a positive influence at school and in the community.
The athletic program offers a variety of sports which would include: alpine skiing, basketball, cross country, lacrosse, mountain bike racing, hockey, sailing, snowboarding, soccer, and tennis.
Dublin has a wonderful arts program and the students are expected to earn two credits a trimester. They can chose to participate in dance, music, art, theater and film, fine and studio arts.
It is important at Dublin to be involved in the community and participate in service programs. The students regularly work with the Salvation Army, the Community Kitchen, Nelson Library, Stonewall Farm and the Humane Society. Students may also participate on a regular basis with Big Brothers, Big Sisters organization.
Dublin has a work gang tradition that goes back to the early years. Student’s, teachers and staff workers helped build the school and today work gangs continue the tradition. They can be found carving out new trail on Dublin campus, plant gardens, cut firewood, deliver and stack it for needy families. Student’s learn the value of all kinds of work and adults help them plan their projects and to direct them in their decisions.
Student cap: 130
Class size: 8
Stud/staff ratio: 1:4
Extra Info: Dublin has just recently started an equestrian program. They train at a nearby barn. The program is not yet competitive but focus’ on instruction, catering to the novice and experienced rider. They learn riding safety and skills necessary to use the equipment and how to work with a horse.