VMS at a Glance

Vail Mountain School is a K-12, coed, independent day school in Vail, Colorado that offers a rigorous, college preparatory education. VMS is also host to more than a dozen international students hailing from from Asia and Europe. VMS is located 100 miles west of Denver and takes full advantage of our location in the Rocky Mountains by integrating outdoor education opportunities. Our program is enriched by ample opportunities for cross-age interaction, service learning and robust athletics.

Our Mission:

Develop Character; Seek Knowledge; Build Community.

Total school enrollment:

  • Total enrollment: 441
  • Lower school: 167
  • Middle school: 111
  • Upper school: 163

Total faculty and Staff:

  • Lower school: 16
  • Middle school: 11
  • Upper school:  15
  • Administration/Support: 18

Facilities Overview:

  • 11 acre campus, 5 miles from Vail town center
  • 92,000 sq. ft school building housing grades K-12
  • 384 seat, world-class theater
  • two art studios
  • full and auxiliary gymnasium
  • state-of-the-art fitness room 
  • full-size, synthetic turf soccer field
  • year-round greenhouse teaching space

College Enrollment

The following is a list of schools at which VMS students have enrolled over the past 5 years (2012-16):
  • Babson College (2)
  • Bates College (3)
  • Belmont University
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Bowdoin College
  • Bryn Mawr College
  • California State University-Bakersfield
  • Chapman University (5)
  • Colby College
  • Colgate University
  • College of Charleston
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • Colorado Mesa University
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Colorado State University (3)
  • Connecticut College
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Dickinson College (2)
  • Elon University (2)
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Georgetown University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Grinnell College
  • Harvard University
  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • ITESO-Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara
  • Lake Forest College
  • Maryland Institute and College of Art
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • McGill University
  • Middlebury College
  • Northeastern University
  • Occidental College
  • Pacific University
  • Parsons, The New School for Design
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Regis 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 (2)
  • Southern Methodist University (2)
  • St. Olaf College
  • Stanford University
  • Stetson University
  • Stonehill College
  • Texas Christian University (3)
  • Texas Tech University-Lubbock
  • Tufts University
  • Universidad Iberoamericana
  • University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa
  • University of California-Los Angeles
  • University of California-Santa Barbara
  • University of Colorado-Boulder (17)
  • University of Colorado-Denver
  • University of Denver (6)
  • University of Miami
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Northern Arizona
  • University of Redlands
  • University of Rochester
  • University of San Francisco
  • University of Southern California (5)
  • University of St. Andrews
  • University of the Pacific
  • University of Vermont
  • University of Virginia-Charlottesville
  • University of Washington-Seattle
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Wesleyan University
  • Western State University of Colorado
  • Williams College (3)
  • Yale University