Set in a small city known as Burlington, Rock Point School is a private boarding school in Vermont. There are 19 private schools, including…
The Greenwood School is a boarding school for boys in grade 6-12 that was established in 1978. Currently, the student teacher ratio is 2:1.…
Located in rural Vermont on a 500 acre dairy farm, The Putney School offers 9th-12th grade education in a boarding setting. Small classroom sizes…
Saxtons River, VT
Vermont Academy was established in 1876, and it is positioned in Saxtons River, Vermont. The college is co-educational, and it has many students from…
Whether it’s skiing in the winter or enjoying the beautiful colors of fall, Vermont is a state that offers something for virtually everyone. Along with all this, the state also offers many boarding schools that have long-standing reputations for academic excellence as well as athletic and performing arts award winners.
A coed boarding and ski academy for grades 8-12, this school is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Along with rigorous academics, it also is known for developing a number of world-class skiers who have competed in national and international competitions.
Graduates have been accepted into such colleges as Harvard, Dartmouth, and others across the country. To gain admittance, a student must demonstrate a high level of skiing ability.
Another school that combines academics and skiing, Green Mountain Valley is located in Waitsfield and offers a coed environment for grades 8-12. Founded in 1973, it has an enrollment of only 110 students, offering a solid amount of personalized instruction. In addition to skiing, the school’s athletic programs also include soccer and lacrosse, while other students choose to focus on the visual arts and theater programs.
For parents who dream of seeing their child standing on a podium with an Olympic gold medal around their neck, Stratton Mountain School deserves a long look. Having produced 36 Olympic athletes in such events as Alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, Freestyle skiing and Snowboarding, the school has an international reputation within the sports world. Enrollment is limited to 120-125 students, giving the school a student-teacher ratio of only 4:1.
Located on 500 acres in Putney, this school was founded in 1935 and has 250 students on its campus. Coed for grades 9-12, it has a 5:1 student-teacher ratio, one of the lowest among boarding schools in the state. Placing an academic emphasis on liberal arts, the school also teaches students about community service and environmental sustainability. To do so, all students are required to spend time working on and maintaining Elm Lea Farm, the working dairy farm located on campus.
Designed for boys in grades 6-12 who suffer from learning difficulties, Greenwood uses speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, tutors, and social language practice to help students improve both their academic performance as well their self-confidence.