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Your Vail Mountain School journey begins right here, right now!

For a parent, there are few decisions more fundamentally influential than finding the right school for your child. We feel the same. The Vail Mountain School admission process is an exciting journey to be traveled by the school and family. It is designed to build a partnership that allows both the parents and the school to collaborate in answering the question, “Are they ready for us, and are we ready for them?” As an, innovative, independent K-12 school, do our values and culture resonate with you and align with those of your family?  If so, this may be the transformational experience you’ve been looking for.

Let’s talk more. Please reach out to us at 970-477-7164 or email us at

Learning at Vail Mountain School is student-centered, relevant, and meaningful. Students are able to see why what they learn matters, to make connections with their own interests and strengths, and to apply this new knowledge in and beyond the classroom. Learning at VMS is also rigorous and personal. Every day our students are given opportunities to expand their minds, open their hearts, work collaboratively, and form habits that enrich their lives and the lives of those around them.

Most importantly, our daughter is thriving. She comes home so happy and enthusiastic about her day. She is making deep friendships with her peers in a way I haven’t seen before. But most importantly, she seems so happy and at “home” at VMS.   
VMS Lower School Parent 

Jennifer Bill
Director of Admission, Lower School (K-5)
Tel: 970-477-7175

Jeremy Thelen
Director of Admission, Middle and Upper Schools
Tel: 970-477-7164

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Vail Mountain School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender or sexual identity when administering educational, athletic, admission, or tuition assistance policies or programs.