Welcome to Hogarth!

The Hogarth Country Day School is a small, private, state-licensed preschool established in 1980 and located in Epping, New Hampshire. In fact, we are one of the few New Hampshire state-licensed preschools solely dedicated to education. Although we do care for the children enrolled here, we are not a child-care facility. The Hogarth Country Day School is an early education institution where the focus is squarely on one population. Preschoolers.

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Early childhood is a critical time in any person’s development. Early experiences lay the foundation for all that follows. There is no better academic or social cornerstone than a Hogarth preschool education. At Hogarth, we aim to enrich the whole child. What will your little one’s experience be at the Hogarth County Day School? You’ll find all the following to be true.

It will be safe. The Hogarth environment is designed exclusively for preschool children. The furnishings are size-appropriate, and the playthings and classroom materials are developmentally-appropriate. We monitor the classroom from the first arrival through the last departure. When the children are enjoying outdoor life, the playground is equally supervised. We have only two rules at Hogarth. Everybody must be safe. Everybody must have fun. At the end of each day we can typically say, “Mission accomplished!”

It will be secure.  We decided years ago to model the Hogarth Country Day School on a classic one-room schoolhouse. We wanted to build strong relationships with our families, some of whom have been sending their children to Hogarth for generations. We determined that to do this, we needed to stay “small.” Because we have only one large, open classroom with more-than-adequate staffing, security has never been an issue for us. A teacher ushers the children in from their cars at the start of class and escorts them out at the end of class. The doors are always locked, and the large windows give us a clear view of the comings and goings at all times. Those large windows also fill the classroom with glorious sunlight on clear days!

It will be responsive. Our goal is to facilitate each child’s social, emotional, physical, intellectual, and academic growth by meeting each child’s needs. Because the teachers are active participants in the classroom culture, it doesn’t take long for us to discover what makes a child tick and what tickles that child’s fancy. We use those discoveries to engage our students in building all of those skills mentioned above, which are essential to a child’s success in school and life in general. Remaining a small school with a limited enrollment allows us to do big things!

It will be caring. We genuinely like and respect our students! In fact, respect is woven into the fabric of our classroom culture at Hogarth. We simply expect it of everybody — students, teachers and parents. We care deeply about our students, and respect their feelings, opinions, and the tremendous effort they put into their friendships, their art, their music, their dancing, and their education. We are invested in the future of every child who has ever graced our classroom. We truly care!

Take a few minutes to look around our website. Most of the Blog Posts are password protected (which goes along with that secure-thing I wrote above), but there are a few public posts.

If you want more information, or would like to schedule a tour, you’ll find our contact information over to the right in the Contact Us tab.

Enjoy your virtual visit!

2 Responses to Welcome to Hogarth!

  1. jessica seeley says:

    i loved coming here when i was a kid. i just wanted to let you guys know that i would have loved to send my son to hogarth but we live in manchester now. i hope one day to move back to epping and see my little classroom again. i had such fun there.

    thank you so much for the great times.

    • Andrea says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words! It’s always nice to hear from one of “my kids,” Jessica. (Once a Hogarth kid, always a Hogarth kid. Even when you’re all grown up with children of your own!)

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