The Mountain School of Milton Academy

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:

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School Overview

School TypeAlternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 11
Year Founded1984

Student Body

Total Students45 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 9%
Students by Grade The Mountain School of Milton Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio3:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size8 students
Number of AP Courses6 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost$28,825
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorEmily Adler Boren

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school and elementary school to The Mountain School of Milton Academy is Thetford Academy (10.0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Montessori Children's School (15.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Thetford
    Grades: 7-12 | 339 students
    10 miles
    304 Academy Rd
    Thetford, VT 05074
    (802) 785-4805
    10 7-12
  • Chelsea
    Brookhaven Treatment & Learning Center
    All-boys  | Special Education School
    Grades: 3-6 | 18 students
    10.4 miles
    331 Vt Rt 110
    Chelsea, VT 05038
    (802) 685-4458
    10.4 3-6
  • East Randolph
    East Valley Academy
    Alternative School
    Grades: 3-12 | 20 students
    10.9 miles
    579 Vermont Route 14 South
    East Randolph, VT 05041
    (802) 728-8396
    10.9 3-12
  • Bradford
    Connecticut River Academy
    All-boys  | Special Education School
    Grades: 5-12 | 23 students
    11.1 miles
    551 Lower Plains Rd.
    Bradford, VT 05033
    (802) 222-3221
    11.1 5-12
  • Thetford
    Open Fields School
    Alternative School
    Grades: K-6 | 23 students
    11.2 miles
    37 Academy Rd
    Thetford, VT 05074
    (802) 785-2077
    11.2 K-6

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The average private school tuition in Vermont is $10,162 for elementary schools and $31,406 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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