Our Mission

At Dublin School we strive to awaken a curiosity for knowledge and a passion for learning.

We instill the values of discipline and meaningful work that are necessary for the good of self and community. We respect the individual learning style and the potential each student brings to our School.

With our guidance, Dublin students become men and women who seek truth and act with courage.

Our Values

Some schools are supportive. Others are intense. Being both is hard. We work diligently at this difficult balance in order to bring out the best in our students and ourselves.

Our success as educators is based on a foundation of values that are well established and drive the success of the individual student and the over-all school.  While it might be possible to define these values separately, they are not fully distinct from each other. Rather they are linked, mutually reinforcing and collectively result in greater success.  

They include:

Educational Values

  • Rigorous College Preparation
  • Respect for Individual Learning Styles
  • The Need for the Student to Invest in Himself/Herself
  • The Value of Being a Leader
  • Thinking Outside the "Box"

Social Values

  • Discovering a Student's Potential in All Areas of Life
  • Communal Spirit
  • Positive Peer Culture
  • Making a Positive Contribution to School and Community
  • Meaningful Work

Personal Values

  • Taking Personal Responsibility
  • Discipline
  • Living in Balance
  • Personal Risk Taking
  • Independence


Member The Association of Boarding Schools, (TABS) and National Association of Independent Schools, (NAIS) and Independent Schools Association of Northern New England, (ISANNE).  


Quick Facts

Founded in 1935, Dublin is an independent boarding and day school, serving grades 9 through 12. 


Dublin has all the benefits of a northern New England school, and it is the easiest to reach, just one and a half hours from Boston, MA and four hours from New York City.

Dublin is one of the highest altitude villages in NH. Long a summer retreat and artist colony, Dublin and its surrounding area is home to many writers and artists.  Yankee Magazine is a nearby neighbor.

The closest city is Keene, NH in which restaurants, shopping, movies, cultural events, and the benefits of two colleges are all available to students.  

We can reach Crotched Mountain, where our ski and snowboard teams practice daily, in less than 30 minutes. 

Crew and Sailing teams take advantage of our close proximity and frontage on Dublin Lake and Thorndike Pond.

Traveling to and from Dublin, our students have options to take an Amtrak train from Brattleboro, VT (only 35 miles from campus) to New York City.  Major airports serving our students are Manchester, NH Airport, which is an easy one hour drive, and Logan International Airport in Boston, which is less than two hours away.  

The Numbers

  • 400 beautiful acres in Southern New Hampshire. 
  • 160 students, grades 9 through 12.
  • 1:4 teacher to student ratio
  • 8 – 12 is average class size 
  • Seven dorms, range in size and style – Even our biggest dorm houses only 24 students, while our smaller dorms typically have between 10 and 12 students. 
  • 25% international boarding students from 10 different countries.
  • 75% boarding students hail from 10 different countries and 20 states.
  • 25% day students, from up to 30 minutes away. 
  • 35% of our student body receives financial aid. 
  • 100% of students go to college.

Our students benefit from:

Advanced Placement courses in English, Math, History, Science, Computer Science, Modern Language, and Art, as well as independent study options.

Multi-level ESL program.

Students who enroll in the Learning Skills Program meet individually with their assigned Learning Specialist in the Griffin Learning Center either two or four times weekly depending on their needs. Sessions are built directly into students’ schedules and take place as a daytime class.