Vail Mountain School

3000 Booth Falls Road
Vail, CO 81657-0816
Tel: (970)476-3850
Grades: K-12 | 369 students
The mission of Vail Mountain School is to prepare students intellectually, emotionally, and ethically to thrive in a collegiate setting and beyond with the life-long purpose of active participation in global citizenship.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Colorado Independent Schools (ACIS)
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded 1962

Student Body

Total Students 369 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Vail Mountain School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 46 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 16 students
Number of AP Courses 9 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP English Literature/Composition, AP History, AP Physics, AP Spanish for Native Speakers
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition varies according to grade. Please visit school website for details.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Jeremy Thelen


Total Sports Offered 12 sports
Sports Alpine Skiing, Basketball, Climbing, Fencing, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Nordic Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Tennis, VolleyballAlpine SkiingBasketball,
KayakingMountain Biking,
MountaineeringNordic Skiing,

School Notes:

  • Accredited by the Association of Colorado Independent Schools and a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, Vail Mountain School is the only independent, co-educational, college preparatory school for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade in Eagle and Summit Counties. The school is proud of its continued reputation for excellence in education and placing its graduates in college and universities ranked among the top in the country. At each grade level, teachers are acutely aware of the developmental stages and needs of students. Age-appropriate curriculum is designed for each level while maintaining a focus on elements of both academia and character enhancement. Students are encouraged to be independent in their contribution to the well-being of their school, their classmates, and the community. VMS strongly believes that its graduates are prepared to contribute and succeed in an increasingly complex and demanding world.

Profile last updated: 01/17/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Immanuel Discipleship School (13 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mountain Montessori (10.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Mountain Montessori (10.7 miles away)
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  • Avon
    Mountain Montessori
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-KG | 47 students
    10.7 miles
    Po Box 9298
    Avon, CO 81620
  • Frisco
    Grades: K-11 | 6 students
    13 miles
    Po Box 4964
    Frisco, CO 80443
  • Edwards
    Grades: KG-8 | 153 students
    13.1 miles
    Po Box 667
    Edwards, CO 81632
  • Edwards
    Grades: K-8 | 119 students
    16.3 miles
    31621 Highway 6
    Edwards, CO 81632
  • Kremmling
    Grades: PK-9 | 15 students
    22.7 miles
    Po Box 497
    Kremmling, CO 80459

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