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The Mountain School

The Mountain School is a coeducational private alternative school for students in grade 11.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Rural

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Overview

Overview

The Mountain School says

At Mountain School, students come from all over the country, from public and private schools. They have one thing in common: they all want to be here. Imagine a class of 6 to 16 students around one table, becoming better writers, thinkers, and scientists. The Mountain School is a culture of collaborative thinking among students, and between students and faculty. Most teachers have been at the Mountain School for a decade or longer. Our students are guided by talented, experienced teachers who care. Most of our courses are integrated and interdisciplinary. We also strive for a smooth academic transition, ensuring that each student is fully prepared to reenter the curriculum of the home school.

Curriculum

The Mountain School received a Noodle Innovative School Award in 2015.

Students take five academic classes for a full semester credit. English and Environmental Science are required, and students take three of the following: math, language (French, Spanish, Chinese, Latin), U.S. History, Physics, Chemistry (spring only), Humanities and Studio Art. Every student participates in our Outdoor Program which counts as a Physical Education credit. Our classes are all offered at the Honors or AP level.

Mission Statement

The Mountain School cultivates a diverse and interdependent community of scholars who learn to know a place and take care of it. Through collaborative learning and shared work, students emerge from their semester prepared to reach beyond the self and focus on the common good.

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Finance

Finance

Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.

Admissions

Admissions
Phone
  (802) 685-4520

Important Dates

Regular Application Deadline: February 18

Academics

Academics

Academic Calendar: Semester

  • AP United States History
  • AP French Language and Culture
  • AP Spanish Literature and Culture
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Chinese (Mandarin)

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 45
Student Teacher Ratio 3 : 1

Extracurriculars

Outside of the academic program, the students help run and mange our farm: 351 acres of vegetable gardens, pasture fields for haying, woods and livestock.

Associations & Memberships

State or regional independent school association

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