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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

Upcoming Admissions Events

Tuesday, November 8 5:30 -7:00 pm Kindergarten Parent Information Night at VMS
Thursday, November 3 8:30 am-noon “Fall Open House” for all families interested in grades K-12 (drop-in for tours and conversation)
Tuesday, November 29 5:30 pm *Virtual* Kindergarten Information Night 
Thursday, December 1 Tuition Assistance Window Opens for Applications
Thursday, December 1 Virtual Upper School Open House
Wednesday, December 7 Virtual Middle School Open House
Thursday, December 8 Virtual Lower School 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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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.

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.
VMS Student

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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International Applicants

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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.