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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 a progressive, 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

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Upcoming Admissions Events

Use Ravenna Link to Register or
email Jen Bill (LS) or Jeremy Thelen (MS & US)

Wednesday, December 1, 5:30 pm - Kindergarten Virtual Information Night
Thursday, December 9, 5:00 pm - Upper School Virtual Open House
Tuesday, January 18, 5:00 pm - Middle School Virtual Open House

A Vail Mountain School education is more affordable than you think. 

Click here to learn more about tuition assistance at VMS

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We are proud that 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 what they are learning in and beyond the classroom. Learning at VMS is rigorous, purposeful, and personal. Every day our students are given opportunities to expand their minds, open their hearts, work collaboratively, and form habits that lead to personal fulfillment and meaningful contributions to society.

I like the connection I am able to build with my teachers at VMS because it allows the learning in the classroom to become more meaningful and purposeful.
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