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Rock Point School

Fit In & Stand Out

Rock Point School is a coeducational, independent boarding and day school for grades 9-12 in Burlington, Vermont; we are a positive alternative to traditional high schools.

We encourage you to explore and learn about the huge impact our intentionally small community can have in your life!


We believe that all students can find academic success, and we make it our mission to help them do just that.
student life
Our students have the opportunity to try many different activities, in and out of the classroom to make student life vibrant and varied!
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A small, nurturing, supportive, educational environment where all students are welcomed and appreciated for who they are.
Learn about our admissions process, tuition, and financial aid. We have rolling admissions for the school year!
student stories
Our students have forged their own paths and become successful, finding a passion and a purpose in life, becoming self-aware, and learning to be competent and confident.
summer session
Rock Point School summer session offers a chance for a fun, healthy summer and an interdisciplinary approach to learning, both in and out of the classroom.
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Student Stories

“Success” has many definitions in our school community. Being successful means finding a passion and a purpose in life, becoming self-aware, and learning to be competent and confident in your skills. Sometimes being successful means trying something new, conquering a fear, or experiencing joy. Most importantly, we believe that success means moving forward along your own trajectory. 

Discover Success

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Being here has made me more comfortable out in the real world. Now I’m going to college. I don’t think I would have been even able to deal with the thought of college when I first got to Rock Point.

Kelly, RPS Graduate

The Rock Point School Community



On The Point blog

How to Use the Power of Language to Build an Inclusive Community

  Language, who cares it is just words! “Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Each school year, as we get to know

How to Reduce Teen Back-to-School Anxiety

Every “back-to-school” season, teens experience anxiety around schoolwork, schedules, friendships, and activities. They must negotiate new teachers,

News & Events

SAT's and College Preparation 2020 Style

  This year, with the coronavirus limiting national test-center testing, Rock Point school is taking advantage of several opportunities to offer

Art Walk: Meet Peter Small Through His Sculptures

  Peter Small was a prolific sculptor and produced hundreds of pieces throughout his life. He began working with clay in the 1980s, and the human

Newly Restored Trails at Rock Point

We are excited to share that the Rock Point Trails Plan to restore and upgrade the walking paths on the Rock Point peninsula is finished! The plan

Weekend Trip to Lake Willoughby

For the first weekend at Rock Point School, students split up by dorm floors for a weekend of adventures. This year, the 2nd Floor Residents,

One Week Down!

We have been up and running for over a week now! Things look different, but our students are learning our safety protocols, and we are assessing and

Goodbye, Summer Session!

Our first ever Remote Summer Session ended on August 13th. We are happy to say that even in the virtual world we were able to have fun, laugh a lot,

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