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Vail Mountain School is a rapport-based independent school who is proud of our roots in the Vail Valley. We are a group of active people who are committed to instilling the value of our natural surroundings to the next generation through education, responsibility, and kindness. VMS is a caring and thoughtful organization committed to the lives of our employees. We offer a competitive benefit package including medical, dental, and vision insurance plans designed to fit the needs of our faculty and staff. We offer a monthly wellness benefit reimbursement as well as FSA and HSA options depending on your health insurance elections. We focus on the professional development of our faculty and staff through individual professional development opportunities. Vail Mountain School is proud to offer competitive compensation based on your life experience. 

I love the tight-knit community and the support I feel from everyone at VMS. I love the flexibility of classes and being able to teach my passions. Upper School Teacher

In order to develop character, seek knowledge, and build community, Vail Mountain School is dedicated to addressing institutional and individual inequities in order to holistically support the well-being and success of our community members. We are committed to approaching the topic of inclusivity as rigorously as we do our academics, learning side by side as a cross-age community. We aim to acknowledge the past societal failures of silence and passivity, especially in our educational institutions, as we strive to create a welcoming and supportive environment for every student.



To attract new staff of the highest caliber and to make living in a luxury resort town easier, we are inspired by a progressive Strategic Plan to provide competitive salaries and benefits that include a few unique perks. 
  • Significant tuition remission for children of full-time faculty and staff as available and based on eligibility
  • Be part of an energetic team of teachers who approach their work with passion and humor
  • Competitive Health Insurance
  • 403b Retirement Plan
  • Vail/Beaver Creek Ski Pass
  • Wellness Stipend
  • Free Daily Lunch
  • Subsidized On Campus Faculty Housing Opportunities (limited space available)
  • Salary competitive with the state and commensurate with experience

Many people experience sticker shock when they see a $22 hamburger at a local restaurant or look in the paper and see what seems like astronomical rent. If you’re coming from a college town, there will be some adjustment; if you’re coming from New York or San Francisco, it will be a relief. The fact is, Vail is expensive but life here does not have to be. Rest assured, there is no mandatory vow of poverty. Once you’re established and networked, it’s much easier to live affordably. You’ll find a great place to live through friends or VMS parents, arrange pro-deals, or take advantage of off-season sales for the three pairs of skis and five bikes you’ll need (want). You’ll also figure out when and where to shop for the other things you need.
This link leads to the machine-readable files that are made available in response to the federal Transparency in Coverage Rule and includes negotiated service rates and out-of-network allowed amounts between health plans and healthcare providers. The machine readable files are formatted to allow researchers, regulators, and application developers to more easily access and analyze data.


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