NFI North – The Contoocook School

40 Park Lane
Contoocook, NH 03229
Heidi Foisy, Program Director
Thomas Mirando, Assistant Program Director/Special Education Administrator
Phone: 603.746.7702
Fax: 603.746.7551

Population Served:

Emotional Disturbance, Specific Learning Disability, Other Health Impairment, Autism

School Profile:



Approved grades:


Number of days open: 

180 and summer school program





Location and Facilities:

40 Park Lane, Contoocook, NH

Admissions Procedures:

School Districts should contact the Program Director or the Education Coordinator for referral information. Most recent IEP and Psychological Evaluations are requested, along with other relevant paperwork. Administrative Team will set up tour and interview with Client/Family.

Programs and Services:

Certified Special Education for Grades 6-12
Clinical and Support Services
Individual and Group Counseling
Therapeutic Groups
Community-Based Activities
Experiential Learning
Behavior Management
Partnerships with parents and LEAs
Trauma-Sensitive School

Additional Information:

Diploma Granting
Part of NFI North, Inc.
Accredited by the Joint Commission

History and Philosophy:

The Contoocook School opened in the fall of 2000. Since its opening,The Contoocook School has provided quality educational training, behavior plan development, and experiential learning opportunities to students from districts throughout central and southern New Hampshire.

The mission statement for our school is, “To value and respect ourselves and the community while learning and growing.” The program’s primary treatment modality is based upon the Normative Approach, emphasizing establishing a therapeutic community that relies heavily on group interventions. We focus on a strengths-based approach, and use interventions that are culturally sensitive.