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.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked VT School
  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: 11
  • Enrollment: 45 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $28,825
  • Acceptance rate: 42%
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Mountain School of Milton Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Vermont for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 11
Year Founded
1984

Student Body

Total Students
45 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
22%
State avg.: 9%
Students by Grade
The Mountain School of Milton Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
3:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
8 students
Number of AP Courses
6 courses
List of Courses Offered

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost
Acceptance Rate
42%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Emily Adler Boren
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Mountain School of Milton Academy cost?

The Mountain School of Milton Academy's tuition is approximately $28,825 for private students.

What is the acceptance rate of The Mountain School of Milton Academy?

The acceptance rate of The Mountain School of Milton Academy is 42%, which is lower than the national average of 82%. The Mountain School of Milton Academy's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Vermont with low acceptance rates.

What is The Mountain School of Milton Academy's ranking?

The Mountain School of Milton Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Vermont for: Lowest average acceptance rates and Highest percentage of students of color.

When is the application deadline for The Mountain School of Milton Academy?

The application deadline for The Mountain School of Milton Academy is Feb. 15.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked VT School
  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: 11
  • Enrollment: 45 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $28,825
  • Acceptance rate: 42%
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Vermont is $18,102 for elementary schools and $32,813 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Vermont is 82% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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