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 (2015-19):
  • American University
  • Baldwin Wallace
  • University Bard College
  • Bard College - Berlin
  • Bates College (2)
  • Boston University (2)
  • Bowdoin College
  • Bucknell University
  • Buena Vista
  • University California
  • Lutheran University
  • Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo (3)
  • Chapman University (3)
  • Clark University
  • Colby College (3)
  • Colgate University
  • College of Charleston
  • Colorado College (2)
  • Colorado Mesa University (2)
  • Colorado School of Mines (2)
  • Colorado State University (4)
  • Connecticut College
  • Cornell College
  • Dartmouth College (6)
  • Elon University (2)
  • Emory University-Oxford
  • Endicott College
  • FIDM – Los Angeles
  • Franklin & Marshall College
  • Full Sail University
  • Georgetown University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (2)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Ithaca College
  • ITESO - Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Lehigh University
  • Loyola University - Chicago
  • Loyola University - New Orleans
  • McGill University
  • Miami University - Oxford
  • Montana State University - Bozeman (4)
  • The New School (2)
  • New York University (3)
  • Northeastern University (2)
  • Northwestern University
  • Occidental College
  • Ohio State University
  • Oregon State University
  • Pacific University
  • Pepperdine University
  • Regis University (3)
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic University
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • Richmond, The American Int’l University - London
  • Rocky Mountain College
  • Saint Michael’s College
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Scripps College
  • Southern Methodist University (2)
  • St. Edward’s University
  • St. Olaf College (2)
  • Stanford University
  • Suffolk University
  • Swarthmore College
  • Syracuse University (2)
  • Texas A&M University
  • Trinity College
  • Union College (2)
  • Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara
  • University of Arizona
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of California - Berkeley (3)
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Colorado - Boulder (27)
  • University of Denver (8)
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • University of Miami
  • University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
  • University of Nebraska - Omaha
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Puget Sound (3)
  • University of San Diego
  • University of San Francisco
  • University of Southern California (5)
  • University of Texas - Austin
  • University of Wyoming
  • Wake Forest University
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Western Washington
  • University Wheaton
  • College Williams College (3)