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 Fall '18 and Spring '19 was February 15, 2018. We are in the reading period and plan to announce decisions by the end of March. At this time, we are no longer accepting applications to the main pool, however, if you're interested in applying to our wait list, please email us and we can send you further information.
After the February 15th deadline, we'll confirm that we received all your materials about a week later. If we haven't received something (if we're missing a teacher recommendation, for example) we will email you to let you know. The next time you hear from us will be when we mail decisions mid to late March. These letters will go in the regular mail, and we'll also send an email to accepted students in case you are on spring break and away from home. We will ask for enrollment agreements back by April 16th, 2018. If we need to go to the waitlist to fill any remaining spots, we'll do so after April 16th.
Dates for Upcoming Semesters
Fall 2018: August 25 - December 15, 2018
Spring 2019: February 2 - June 1, 2019
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