Mountain School Program Of Milton Academy

151 Mountain School Rd
Vershire, VT 05079-0507
Tel: (802)685-4520
Grades: 11 | 45 students
The Mountain School is a semester school program based in Vershire, Vermont. Each semester 45 motivated high school juniors from all over the country come together to live and work on the school's organic farm.
Students and faculty build together a semester based on trust and an appreciation of difference, creating an academic and work-based community in which every voice matters.
While living with teachers in small houses, students help to make important decisions concerning how we live together.
Courses provide a demanding, integrated learning experience that takes advantage of the school's small size and mountain campus.
Balancing intellectual inquiry and experiential learning, the curriculum challenges students to think flexibly, speak their minds, and return to their schools equipped for continued academic success. Engagement with the farm and forest sparks an appreciation for their food, their fuel and their labor. Admission is selective and financial aid is available.
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School Overview

School Type Alternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered 11
Year Founded 1984

Student Body

Total Students 45 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 8%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
Number of AP Courses 6 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school is East Valley Academy (10.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Wellspring School (7.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Wellspring School (7.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Tunbridge
    Wellspring School
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: PK-8 | 81 students
    7.5 miles
    693 Vt Route 11
    Tunbridge, VT 05077
  • Chelsea
    Brookhaven Treatment & Learning Center
    All-boys  | Special Education School (Episcopal)
    Grades: 2-8 | 20 students
    10.4 miles
    Po Box 127 Main St
    Chelsea, VT 05038
  • East Randolph
    East Valley Academy
    Special Education School
    Grades: 7-12 | 15 students
    10.9 miles
    Po Box 237
    East Randolph, VT 05041
  • Bradford
    Connecticut River Academy
    Alternative School
    Grades: PK-12 | 30 students
    11.1 miles
    Po Box 635
    Bradford, VT 05033
  • Thetford
    Open Fields School
    Alternative School
    Grades: K-6 | 19 students
    11.2 miles
    Po Box 53
    Thetford, VT 05074

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The average private school tuition in Vermont is $8,939 for elementary schools and $37,119 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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