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.
The application deadline for Fall '19 and Spring '20 was February 15, 2019. We are in the reading period and plan to announce decisions in mid-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. 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 send decisions mid-March. We will ask for enrollment agreements back by April 15th, 2019. If we need to go to the waitlist to fill any remaining spots, we'll do so after April 15th.
Calendar Dates for the 2019-2020 Academic Year
Fall 2019 semester: Saturday, August 24, 2019 to Saturday, December 14, 2019
There is a long weekend in October and a Thanksgiving recess.
Spring 2020 semester: Saturday, February 1, 2020 to Saturday, May 30, 2020 (subject to change)
There is a 2 week spring vacation in March.
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 also welcome accepted students to visit in the spring after decisions have been mailed. Note that we do not interview prospective students as part of the application process. 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