Mountain School Program Of Milton Academy

151 Mountain School Rd
Vershire, VT 05079
Tel: (802)685-4520
  • 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.  Visit our website for more information: www.mountainschool.org.

School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students 45 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
22%
State avg.: 8%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 3:1
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

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