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


As a parent, there is no more critical/essential/significant role than helping your child find the right school. 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 970-477-7175 or email us at

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Upcoming Admissions Events

Wednesday, October 20, 5:30 pm - Kindergarten Open House at VMS
Thursday, October 21, 8:30 am - Admissions Fall Open House at VMS
Wednesday, November 17, 5:30 pm - Lower School Virtual Open House
Wednesday, December 1, 5:30 pm - Kindergarten Virtual Information Night

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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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