About the Longview School

RSEC LongviewThe Longview School is a private, adventure-based school for students who benefit from wilderness and adventure-based counseling. We are a New Hampshire Department of Education-approved, diploma-granting day program that provides adventure-based learning, experiential education and therapeutic services to high school students living with learning disabilities or emotional challenges.

Our Approach

We take a strengths-based approach that incorporates adventure-based learning and experiential education to help students build relationships and strengthen their belief in themselves. Our approach is to help students overcome challenges in the classroom and beyond by developing self-efficacy.

Our Location

The Longview School is operated in a large, open log lodge located on a 154-acre campus bordering Pawtuckaway State Park in Deerfield, New Hampshire. We take full advantage of the wilderness setting with project-based academics, which are an inspiration for visual and culinary Arts-Based Counseling programs and Adventure-Based Counseling activities.

Our Classes

Our unique programs, such as multi-day hiking and camping expeditions, culinary arts and even outdoor classrooms, sets Longview apart. We keep our class sizes small (no more than eight students per classroom) to provide an intimate, creative atmosphere where students who are struggling can better understand their behaviors and build relationships in pro-social activities.

Our Campus

The Longview School campus is a grand log structure located at the top of a mountain, seated amongst hiking trails, gardens, a greenhouse, student-created sculptures and artwork and overlooks panoramic views of a 5,000-acre nature preserve. Many outbuildings, pathways, artwork, and even lunch recipes were created by students as part of their curriculum. All outdoor equipment is provided at no cost.

James Thorpe hired by the Longview School in 2010

Other Facilities for Students:

  • TreeRing Green Yearbook School
  • Technical education shop for woodworking and art
  • Repair and building shop with supplies
  • Extensive art studio
  • Full-service commercial kitchen
  • Nature center
  • Extensive trail network, including an art trail
  • Vegetable garden and greenhouse
  • Bike maintenance and repair shop
  • Park access for climbing, hiking and biking
  • Outdoor equipment including snowshoes, mountain bikes, kayaks and camping gear
  • Great Room for assemblies and community gatherings


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