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The LEAF Charter School is an innovative public high school in Alstead, NH



OPENING DAY: AUGUST 29th! Check out our 2017-18 Calendar and our Weekly Schedule of integrated courses. You can also read our August newsletter and see the itinerary for our first adventure day at Kroka.

8th GRADERS: APPLY NOW!  Submit your application now if you’re interested in becoming a member of our incoming 9th grade class. We still have a few spots left!

STEAM-y Summer Movie Series: HARRY POTTER! Final week, Thursday Aug 24th – Costume contest with prizes! Quidditch tournament! Don’t miss it!

The LEAF Charter School is a tuition-free public high school approved by the State Department of Education in January 2016. LEAF will accept incoming freshmen in the Fall of 2017. LEAF is located at 789 Gilsum Mine Road (Mole Hill Theatre building) in Alstead, NH. Charter schools are open to all New Hampshire students. A full copy of our proposal, including curriculum and admissions information, is available by going to this page: Our Charter.

Interested in getting involved? If you’re a parent, local business owner, community member, or educator who’s interested in helping make LEAF the best school it can be, contact us to find out how you can get involved!


Our vision is a community of learners inspired to create, collaborate, and contribute, both in and out of school settings, for their entire lives. We hope to “cultivate the experimental mind,” as Piaget says, and “lead the child to construct for himself the tools that will transform him from the inside.” (To Understand is To Invent)

The mission of the LEAF School is to provide expanded educational opportunities for all students, through an intellectually rigorous STEAM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Arts-Math) curriculum and strong partnerships with creative professionals. Our name embodies the major tenets of the charter:

  • Learning from Local Leaders
  • Experiential Education
  • Arts Integration & Academic Achievement
  • Freedom & Flexibility

To read more, visit the links above under About.