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 (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
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