Campus Visit

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The purpose of a personal visit to Shortridge Academy is to provide you with a first-hand view and assessment of whether the Shortridge program and experience would be a good fit for your son or daughter. The most important aspects of the visit are meeting members of our leadership team and staff, meeting some of our students, and touring our facilities, including dorms, classrooms, common areas, and grounds.

We coordinate and schedule visits to Shortridge Academy through our Admissions Office. Depending on the timing and school schedules, the structure of a campus visit typically follows the following chronology:

  • Meet and greet the admissions director or other admissions office representatives
  • Tour of campus and facilities, including classrooms, dorms, and dining hall
  • Meet with selected members of the leadership team (or other key staff depending on scheduling): Head of School, Academic Director, Clinical Director, Medical Director, and Founder

We encourage families to join us for lunch, which is a valuable opportunity to get a greater feel for our community as you consider whether you see an overall fit for your child. And, of course, it helps answer the age-old question, “How is the food?”

The entire campus visit and tour can take from 1.5 to 3 hours.

Our convenient location allows for morning visits and tours on weekdays starting between 9 and noon. We are about 90 minutes from the Manchester, NH, airport (MHT) and 2 hours from Boston’s Logan Airport (BOS).

Please do not hesitate to contact the school with specific questions to make the campus visit meet your needs.

Watch our video campus tour here.

We recommend the following hotels during your visit to Shortridge:

Wolfeboro Inn

90 North Main Street, Wolfeboro, NH 03894

Reservations: 833-435-0339

Hotel website

Hilton Garden Inn

100 High Street, Portsmouth, NH, 03801

Reservations: 855-680-3239

Hotel website

Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel

250 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Reservations: 603-431-2300

Hotel website

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