John M. Hutchins

Dean of Enrollment
John Hutchins


B.A. Colby College

Ed.M. Harvard University


I began my career in independent schools as a teacher at Gould Academy in Bethel, Maine. I taught mathematics; coached soccer, skiing and lacrosse; and served as a dorm head and student adviser. While at Gould I helped to implement the 8th-grade program, an optional winter term for competitive ski racers, as well as the rock climbing program. After seven years of teaching and coaching, I joined the Admissions Office and was, over time, an assistant director, associate director, director of financial aid, and director of admissions and financial aid.

Prior to coming to Exeter, I spent 5 years at Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, where I was senior associate director of admissions and financial aid. My responsibilities included, among other things, oversight of the school's financial aid program. At Mercersburg I got involved with the outdoor program and led a student climbing trip to the Cordillera Blanca in Peru, where I have been on three personal climbing trips. In addition to climbing and skiing, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Susan, and our two children, Jack and Elizabeth.

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