Posted November 7, 2017
by Kabe ErkenBrack, Middle School Director
This is the second in a series of video blog posts about topics that relate to the middle school experience. The hope is to spur dialogue, so if you have comments or questions about this post or ideas for future topics, please contact Middle School Director, Kabe ErkenBrack, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Vail Mountain School
Founded in 1962, Vail Mountain School is a K-12, coed, independent school in Vail, Colorado. Our philosophy is to provide a demanding, college preparatory, liberal arts education in an atmosphere of mutual respect between faculty and students, where nurturing a healthy self-concept and stimulating academic inquiry are parallel objectives. Intentionally designed cross-age programs promote role modeling, responsibility, self confidence, and a sense of community. Our location in the Rocky Mountains allows us to integrate the outdoors into the academic and cultural fabric of the school through hut trips, all-school Ski Fridays, and other experiential learning opportunities. The result: our graduates possess a quiet confidence that serves them well in college and in life—confidence to assert themselves in their first college level essays; to raise their hand in a class of hundreds; to live on their own for the first time, to meet with and engage their professors; and to lead among their peers.
"Because of the independence awarded to seniors during our Senior Projects, I learned to manage my time. Many of my friends never had to manage their time before college and that was their biggest struggle in the transition from high school. I felt lucky to have had the experience of working on my senior project because it was much more similar to a college class than many other classes in high school."
Vail Mountain School will be engaged in distance learning through the end of the 2019 - 2020 school year. Online learning will continue through May 29, 2020. Stay healthy and safe and take care of one another. Admissions is open and ready to help you! Contact Jen Bill at email@example.com for Lower School and Jeremy Thelen at firstname.lastname@example.org for Middle and Upper School. More information can be found here.