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: 433
  • Lower school: 158
  • Middle school: 114
  • Upper school: 161

Total faculty and Staff:

  • Lower school: 17
  • Middle school: 9
  • Upper school: 14
  • Cross divisional: 8
  • Administration/Support: 24 

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
  • MakerSpace/Technology Suite

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)