Thank you for your interest in applying to the Mountain School. Each February, we accept applications from high school sophomores who wish to join us for one semester of their junior year. We also consider a few applications from juniors who apply for their senior fall. Decisions are announced by the end of March.
The application deadline for Spring '18 was February 13, 2017. At this time, we are no longer accepting applications.
To apply for Fall '18 and/or Spring '19, please take the following steps:
1. Complete the online application. There is no application fee. To access the application, click here. Applications are due Thursday, February 15, 2018 (by 11:59pm EST).
2. Request two recommendations from academic teachers (teachers who have had you in class for at least one semester). We suggest asking your teachers in person first, and then send them the information they need to complete the recommendation, which can be accessed through an online recommendation portal here. You will use the same login and password that you use for your application. Further instructions are available on the portal once you log in. Remind teachers to submit the form by February 15th, 2018.
3. Submit an official academic transcript showing 9th and 10th grades (or all grades up to the current semester if the student is a junior applying for their senior fall). Send a request to your school counselor, advisor, dean or registrar. This can also be managed from your teacher recommendation portal here (the same portal as step 2 above).
Visiting the Mountain School
Visits to the Mountain School are possible but should be arranged in advance. We welcome visitors in the fall semester, and welcome accepted students to visit in the spring after decisions have been mailed. If you'd like to visit, please email us.
We are need blind in our admissions process, which means we don't look at whether or not you need financial aid when you apply to the Mountain School. Financial aid applications are processed separately. Information and application can be found here.
Check out our Admissions FAQs. If that doesn't cover it, please feel free to email or call.
Mountain School Admissions
151 Mountain School Road
Vershire, VT 05079
Tel: (802) 685-4520
Fax: (802) 685-3317