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Throughout our almost sixty year history, we’ve been committed to serving the local community by providing need-based tuition assistance, which currently amounts to more than $1,400,000 per year and is granted to approximately 26% of our families. Applications for tuition assistance must be submitted each year a child is enrolled at VMS. Grants are awarded on the basis of a family’s demonstrated need. To help evaluate need, the VMS Tuition Assistance Committee employs the nationally standardized system, FACTS Management. After reviewing a family’s application, FACTS computes a figure for the family’s expected contribution towards tuition.



Tuition Assistance Handbook

This information is for current and new families who have applied for or are interested in applying for Tuition Assistance.

We aim to make a VMS education available to all remarkable students, regardless of their financial resources. We offer flexible payment plans and award more than $1,400,000 million annually in need-based tuition assistance.

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2021 - 2022 Tuition

LOWER SCHOOL (Grades K-5): $28,800

MIDDLE SCHOOL (Grades 6-8): $30,800

UPPER SCHOOL (Grades 9-12): $32,400

Tuition includes:
All in-state overnight travel and field trips
Catered lunch by Sage Dining
Featured speakers and author visits
Technology devices (grades K-7)


Affording VMS

Lower School Admission (Grades K-5)

Jennifer Bill
Director of Admission, Lower School
Tel: 970-477-7175

Middle & Upper School Admission (Grades 6-12)

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

Developing the ability to think critically was central to my experience at VMS. Whether the topic was art, geometry, literature, or even soccer, we honed our ability to think critically about the subject at hand, and more often than not, its broader implications.



Alumnus '95