Preparation for College & Life

Visitors to our school remark that our students are happy, comfortable in their own skin, and look you in the eye. These simple, yet timeless virtues are the result of combining rigorous academics with arts, athletics, community service, 21st Century technological literacy, outdoor education, and a unique daily Homebase advisory forum to promote inquiry, knowledge, character, leadership, and citizenship. It’s a lot, but so are the challenges of the future. As true preparation for college and life, it is our firm belief that teaching a child how to use information responsibly is just as important as learning the information itself. 

The result of this program are young men and women of the utmost social and emotional development-- mature, confident, respectful, grounded, and upstanding, who are comfortable speaking in public, at ease in leadership positions, and happy working independently. Involved in their communities, VMS students display integrity and awareness, and become ready not just to succeed in world, but poised to actively, positively contribute to it.

Since the first graduating class, every single VMS senior has been accepted to a four-year college or university.  They’ve matriculated at nearly 200 different colleges and universities across the country, from Stanford to MIT. Most importantly, VMS has taken great care to ensure that they’ve gone to colleges that don’t just sound good, but that are a great fit for that individual student. That, too, is a hallmark of VMS.

After college, the lessons learned at VMS stay with our alumni. They not only do well, but also good, and the effects of the life lessons taught at VMS are evident in the career paths they choose.

College Enrollment

The following is a list of schools at which VMS students have enrolled over the past 5 years (2013-17):
  • Babson College (1)
  • Bates College (1)
  • Belmont University
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Buena Vista University
  • California State University-Bakersfield
  • Cal-Poly- San Luis Obispo
  • Chapman University (4)
  • Colby College
  • Colgate University
  • College of Charleston
  • Colorado Mesa University
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Colorado State University (4)
  • Connecticut College
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth College (3)
  • Dickinson College (2)
  • Elon University (2)
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Fort Lewis College
  • Franklin & Marshall College
  • Georgetown University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (2)
  • Grinnell College
  • Harvard University
  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • ITESO-Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Lake Forest College
  • Maryland Institute and College of Art
  • McGill University
  • Miami University
  • Middlebury College
  • Montana State University
  • New York University
  • Northeastern University
  • Occidental College
  • Pacific University
  • Parsons, The New School for Design
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Pepperdine University
  • Regis University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic University
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Rollins College (2)
  • Santa Clara University (2)
  • Sarah Lawrence College
  • Savannah College of Art and Design (1)
  • Southern Methodist University (2)
  • St. Olaf College
  • Stanford University
  • Stetson University
  • Stonehill College
  • Syracuse University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas Christian University (3)
  • Texas Tech University-Lubbock
  • Trinity College
  • Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara
  • University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of California-Santa Barbara
  • University of California- Santa Cruz
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Colorado-Boulder (20)
  • University of Denver (9)
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Miami
  • University of Puget Sound (2)
  • University of Redlands
  • University of Rochester
  • University of San Diego
  • University of San Francisco
  • University of Southern California (5)
  • University of St. Andrews
  • University of Vermont
  • University of Virginia-Charlottesville
  • University of Washington-Seattle
  • University of Wyoming
  • Wake Forest University
  • Wesleyan University
  • Western State University of Colorado
  • Wheaton College
  • Williams College (4)
  • Yale University