Mountain Academy of Teton Science Schools

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  • Mountain of Teton Science Schools is a Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade independent school in Jackson Hole, Wyoming engaging college-bound students with an innovative and challenging curriculum that cultivates lifelong learning.
  • Our program consists of four critical pillars that act together to empower students to change the world.
  • Our students accept academic challenges and ask hard questions in a balanced, open-minded, and reflective manner.

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Mountain Academy of Teton Science Schools places among the top 20% of private schools in Wyoming for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded2001
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students190 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Mountain Academy of Teton Science Schools Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size13 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 31 / rolling
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$13,360
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorWarren Samuels


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.1 extracurricular

School Notes

  • Journeys School strives to develop, in each of its students, the wisdom to find personal and professional success. With the guidance of highly qualified teachers, our students gain the self-confidence and understanding to become positive members of their community by focusing on six critical goals: academic excellence, creativity, service learning, diversity, teaching others and understanding and stewarding the natural world. The culmination of the Journeys School experience is the Capstone Year, when twelfth grade students bring their Journeys School education to an end. Students complete a challenging set of academic classes, participate in extensive service learning, conclude a thesis project and design their own experience, such as professional internships or international travel programs. Journeys School believes that, whenever possible, learning should be integrated with ecology, culture and the community. This place-based context is reinforced by adherence to nationally defined educational standards of excellence for each level of the school. Curriculum maps are established at the beginning of each school term to provide structure for both teaching goals and assessment tools. A theme or essential question unifies the different content areas and focuses student learning. Our ten to one student/teacher ratio ensures that all students receive personal attention and achieve personal success.

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