College Counseling

Realizing that the junior year is a critical time for preparing to apply to college, we work hard to help our students begin that process at the Mountain School. During the fall term, a college counselor from Milton Academy meets with the students as a group and advises them on what to keep in mind as they consider college options. Seniors receive individual attention. In the spring, we arrange for each student to have an individual consultation with a college counselor on campus.

Most students take standardized tests while they are here. The Mountain School administers the PSAT and all AP exams on campus. For the SAT and ACT, we drive our students to nearby testing centers in the Hanover, New Hampshire area.

The seven colleges most frequently attended by Mountain School graduates in the last seven years are Brown, Yale, Middlebury, Dartmouth, Bowdoin, Oberlin, and Colorado College.


The Mountain School students who have come to Yale have made outstanding contributions to the university’s academic and social life. They bring to the table a strong work ethic honed in both classes and on afternoon work crews and a sense of the vital importance of community in an intellectual and residential environment.
–Chris Murphy, Former Associate Director of Admissions, Yale University

For one short semester in Vershire, Vermont, work, scholarship, play and social time become indistinguishable for Mountain School students. Following their shared four month experience, alumni have the capacity to create ripple effects far beyond the little town in Vermont: they become bridge builders, community activists, idealists, and devout caretakers of their surroundings. They develop high standards for their relationships, turn important ideas in to convictions and habits, think alternatively about life paths and the impact their actions can have on their community and environment.  The Mountain School is so much more than a unique semester learning about sustainability in a residential, 24/7 environment.  It is a grounding space and launching pad for young people who are enhancing their potential to make life-long constructive difference.  There are few places that can do it better.
–Katie Fretwell, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, Amherst College


Review our Academic Profile for more information.