Mr.Hustad had the greatest impact on me. From teaching me how to make learning fun, to having a class be my safe space where I could laugh, learn, and bond with my classmates and teacher. He was a teacher that has always been there for me and has always pushed me to be my best self. Alumnus ‘21
Faculty and Staff
Vail Mountain School faculty are focused on one thing: your child.
Caring beyond the classroom results in long term, meaningful relationships between faculty and students. Our program is rapport-driven, yielding a greater understanding of individual students and an enhanced ability to differentiate content and motivate students.
In third grade, Ms. Douthitt really instilled a love for math. She taught me the importance of perseverance and finding excitement in every class. Alumnus '21
Mr. Sweeney had the greatest impact to the growth of my personal leadership skills. He is selfless and he seems to genuinely enjoy his work. He has mentored me all through high school in the many leadership positions I have had. I'm not sure where what kind of person I would be without his guidance. Alumnus '21
I would like to thank Ms. Falk for everything she has done. Ms. Falk is a special person. She is accountable, organized, thorough, and curious. She re-researches her lessons every year and allows for students to pick how and when they push themselves in her class. Ms. Falk is not only a teacher that inspires me to be a better person, but she is an ally both in and out of the classroom. Ms. Falk is a trusted confidant and seems to have an infinite capacity to be compassionate, even when what we are complaining about is ridiculous. Alumnus ‘21
Dr. Drescher and Mrs. Blakslee have been extremely helpful. They are always positive and willing to assist you in any way they can. Even if it was just listening to me rant about my problems, they are always there. Upper School Student
Ms. Reed always pushed me to be my best - trying harder than I sometimes wanted to in my last year, but she helped me grow as a student and a person. Alumnus ‘21
Ms. Mortensen's classes have had a huge impact on my learning and love for English. I was able to challenge myself and improve my writing, while also getting to be creative. Alumnus ‘21
Taking AP Biology with Mr. Sappenfield deepened my interest in the molecular and biological processes in the human body. The class solidified my decision to further study science in college. Mr. Sapp's mentorship during class and on my Steadman research helped form the student and future scientist that I am today! Alumnus ‘21