About Granite Hill School

Granite Hill School is a small private school approved by the Department of Education to offer Special Education services to students in grades 6 – 12. The school is located in Newport, New Hampshire.


The Granite Hill School offers an individualized, therapeutic learning community that fosters personal growth and academic progress by building positive relationships and teaching beyond the classroom to create socially aware, healthy, and resilient citizens.


Granite Hill School believes strongly in educating the whole child.  We understand that, to develop students’ character and educational competency, we must build authentic relationships with them. By considering a student’s interests, needs, and goals, we are able to design a learning experience that promotes student engagement and academic achievement.   Instructionally, we support student centered learning and provide opportunities for multiple learning styles.  Additionally, we consider social emotional skills vital to a student’s future success.  Guidance in decision making, problem solving, and social skill development is core to student success, and we promote this by offering positive reinforcement and a therapeutic setting in which students can grow and learn.

“Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”
~ Martin Luther King Jr.


The typical student at Granite Hill School is one who has struggled within a public school setting. In general, students at Granite Hill School are coded for special education and have been diagnosed with:

  • Learning Disabilities
  • Emotional Disabilities
  • Other Health Impairments (ADD/ADHD)
  • Autism
  • Intellectual Disabilities

Students are accepted based on the results of a variety of measures: a personal interview, responses to Achenbach questionnaires, and prior school reports. Once approved, students undergo a series of assess-
ments that help individualize the student’s educational and behavioral programming. The Granite Hill School is structured around giving each student the individual attention he/she needs to succeed. The result is
an environment that extends beyond the definition of “school”; it is better characterized as a true community.