VMS Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity


Dear VMS Community,

Vail Mountain School lives our mission every day and this is especially important during unsettling times. We are committed to these ideals today more than ever. I want to communicate our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity in light of recent events:

Develop Character 

  • We treat all with dignity, respect, and empathy.
  • We endeavor to imbue moral responsibility and develop strength of character as essential pillars of our mission.
  • We strive to ensure that social justice and equity are central to the student, family, and faculty/staff experience at VMS.

Seek Knowledge

  • We thoughtfully share a variety of perspectives and experiences and strive to educate ourselves in order to understand all points of view.
  • We embrace historical facts and utilize sound scientific research to seek solutions to issues confronting our future.
  • We incorporate social justice programming into our curriculum on an ongoing basis.

Build Community

  • We strive to create an open, diverse and inclusive community.
  • We endeavor to confront and solve problems with effective, honest, and empathetic dialogue that seeks mutually beneficial solutions.
  • VMS students, parents, and employees show one another the kindness and compassion necessary to build cohesion and trust in our community.

Thank you.

Mike Imperi
Head of School