Not your traditional sit-and-listen morning meeting, the Dublin community gathers five mornings a week to share what is on their mind, recite a poem, play an instrument, talk about current events, start a club, or talk about a recent game. It’s a great way for everyone in the community to start their day.
It’s like orientation...but better. At the beginning of each school year, small groups of ten students and faculty spend three days camping together, intentionally starting the school year off with a shared and memorable common experience. From trips to New England state parks to more adventurous canoeing and hiking trips in the White Mountains, students make new friends and get to know teachers and fellow students they might not otherwise meet at the start of school.
Mayfair, our traditional celebration of spring, provides an opportunity for students to take the stage for an outdoor coffee house experience, choreograph a dance to the year’s theme, play in home sporting events, and welcome parents back to campus for an informal parents’ weekend. The seniors make up the heart of the event and mark their coming together as a class by weaving their ribbons together around a Maypole (in outlandish costumes of course).
You won’t get any warning about when Mountain Day will happen. But as soon as Mr. Bates rings the bell, the entire campus knows that Mountain Day has arrived! The Dublin campus sits just under the shadow of the 3,166 foot Mt. Monadnock, and the longtime tradition of Mountain Day was established to provide students with an opportunity to get outside and enjoy their natural surroundings. Yet, it has become more than that. It is a day to celebrate the spirit of our community, where no one is left behind, as we cheer and support each other in the climb to the top.
Each year, we provide several opportunities for Dublin students to travel internationally in order to develop an understanding and appreciation for the global community. These trips offer an enriching balance between adventure, education and community service. Students return home with stories of their experience and a new, and often life-changing, perspective of humanity.
Recent trips have included Costa Rica, Himalyan India, China, Ancient Latin Civilization and Yeats' Ireland.
“It was fabulous. It was so fun. But excuse me –I need to go sleep for 12 hours,” was a common response from many of the Dublin School Reach the Beach participants.
Dublin assembles teams of brave students, faculty, and staff to run over 200 miles across the state of New Hampshire in under 36 hours. Each year, our teams have included the youngest runners in this event. The course takes the teams through the White Mountains of New Hampshire, past fields, lakes, mountain top vistas, and the occasional covered bridge; ultimately finishing along the Atlantic coastline at Hampton Beach State Park NH.