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.
To apply for Fall '17 and/or Spring '18, please take the following steps.
1. Complete the online application. There is no application fee. Applications are due Monday, February 13, 2017 (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. Two recommendations are also due on or before Feb. 13th)
3. Submit an official academic transcript. Contact 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). Your academic transcript is also due on or before Feb. 13th.
The application deadline is Monday, February 13, 2017 (by 11:59pm EST). The two teacher recommendations and official transcript must be submitted on or before February 13th as well.
Decisions are announced by the end of March.
Visits to the Mountain School are possible but should be arranged in advance. We generally do not accept visitors during the reading period, from the beginning of the spring semester (February 4, 2017 this year) until decisions are announced (end of March). We do not interview prospective students. If you'd like to visit us after decisions have been mailed, please email us to arrange a visit.
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, and are due on March 6, 2017.
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