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Message from the Head of School

For 60 years, since 1962, Vail Mountain School has served the students and families of the Vail Valley and beyond. Not only known for our rich history, a deep sense of community, and strong traditions, VMS is also highly regarded for its commitment to our students. We know our students, respect their individuality, and support and love them.

The journey of education requires blending knowledge with the process of assimilating ideas and ultimately developing wisdom. Inspiring thoughtfulness nurtures lifelong learners who possess four critical VMS attributes: a strong sense of empathy, deep moral character, a commitment to self-advocacy, and the appreciation that we belong to something greater than ourselves.

Furthermore, we are a place where our rapport-driven faculty and staff thoughtfully expose our students to the world and link the world to our students.

I am grateful to be part of this remarkable community. Sharing in the stewardship of our most precious treasure—students whose lives are transformed through the VMS experience—is a profound privilege. I encourage you to explore our website, visit our campus and open the door to an education like nowhere else in the world!

Steve Bileca
Head of School

The environment at Vail Mountain School gives students the confidence and the tools to pursue their goals. My teachers not only believed in me but took me seriously. They would listen to ideas I had and push me to move forward with them.Alumna

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