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About Sant Bani School

About Sant Bani School

Welcome Message From Head of School Dan Love

Dan Love, Head of School
Dan Love

Head of School
Appointed 2020

Welcome to Sant Bani School!  I am so glad you are interested in learning more about our School and gaining a glimpse into our philosophy, values, programming, and methodology behind providing children with a holistic education. 

I am a lifelong educator, having worked as an Outward Bound Instructor and at a variety of schools both in the United States and abroad; I have chosen a life in education because I believe in the power of inquiry learning and in molding tomorrow’s leaders.  One of my stops was at nearby New Hampton School, during which time my wife Amy, also a lifelong educator, taught at Sant Bani School and our sons were students here.  We quickly learned what a special place Sant Bani School is, and we believe in everything Sant Bani School stands for. I am honored by the privilege to be Head of School.

At Sant Bani School, one of our founding principles is to “understand and appreciate that every person is unique and, as such, that there is something to learn from everyone.”  Seeing our students, teachers, and alumni demonstrate this principle on a daily basis is a constant affirmation of one of the many things that makes a Sant Bani School education unique.  I invite you to browse the website to see how Sant Bani School can be the right fit for your family.

All my best,
Dan Love

Meet Sant Bani School

Sant Bani School is an independent K-8 day school with an attached Pre-School in central New Hampshire. Our students gain self-confidence and a passion for learning through an integrated program of academics, creative arts, athletics, and service to others. Believing there is something to learn from everyone, we create a diverse community by interacting in mixed-age groups and practicing respect for self and others. These elements, combined with small classes and a connection to nature, produce a learning environment unique to SBS.

Our campus is located less than five miles from Interstate 93 – Exit 22 and is within 30 minutes of Concord, Plymouth, New Hampton, Bristol, Andover, Tilton, Franklin, and Laconia.  Surrounded by 200-acres of woods and fields, the School’s location allows for students to enjoy ample outdoor time each day.  

The school is a member of AISNE (the  Association of Independent Schools in New England) and is accredited with NEASC (the New England Association of Schools and Colleges).  Sant Bani School is recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt educational organization and is fully approved by the New Hampshire Department of Education.

Nondiscrimination Statement
Sant Bani School does not discriminate in any of its educational programs, activities or employment practices on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, race, creed, religion, color, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or disability in compliance with the Provisions of Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1974 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Officers
* President: Christopher Bicknell ’87 P’21 ’25
* Vice President: Lisa Craig ’00
* Treasurer: Charlie Boynton
* Secretary: Open

Members
* Sarah DeBenedictis P’22 ’27  
* Kris Freeman ’99
* Katherine Raphaelson P’21 ’24

Emeritus Trustees
* Kent Bicknell P’87 ’93, G’21 ’25 - Founding Head of School
* Judith Davidson P’87 ’89 ’94
* Shep Erhart P’93
* Richmond Mayo-Smith G’00 ’08 (decd.)
* Russell Perkins P’79  
* O. Whitman Smith – President Emeritus

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