Golden Goal

September 30, 2014- According to Vail Daily’s Chris Freud, the last time VMS scored a golden goal was in 2008. A golden goal, for those unfamiliar with the term,  is a tie-breaking point scored in overtime during a soccer match. Last Saturday, one such goal propelled the boys varsity soccer team to victory over two-time defending league champs, Coal Ridge. The Bench cleared, hugs and high fives abounded, and everyone--coaches and players alike--ended up in a massive celebratory pile at the center of Bandoni Alumni Field.

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.