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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.
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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 Help Teens Plan a Better Summer 2021

It’s officially spring, which means summer is right around the corner. As more people get vaccinated and overall immunity to COVID-19 increases,

How to Help Teens Beat the Winter Blues

As temperatures drop, and the days grow darker, it can be a challenge to keep young people busy and engaged in healthy activities. Without the

News & Events

Emily Skoler Retires After 28 Years

After 28 years at Rock Point School, our beloved guidance counselor Emily Skoler is retiring from Rock Point School! Her next step is helping her

Meet the Rock Point School Class of 2021

Our class of 2021 is filled with students who have challenged themselves in many ways in their time at Rock Point. From trying new activities to

It's the End of the Year as We Know It

When people have attempted to describe this school year, we tend to end on one word: gratitude. We are incredibly grateful to have started school in

What's in a Portrait?: Removing Bishop Hopkins from the Front Hall

Bishop Shannon MacVean-Brown, C.J. Spirito, student leaders, and Abbey Baker spoke in front of the portrait of Bishop Hopkins before removing it from

Spring COVID Updates: Good News!

We can’t believe the school year is almost over! It has been difficult to adjust to new routines and precautions, but our community has risen to the

Inventor Day 2021

, With resources from the Smithsonian Museum as our guide, students spent a Friday in May diving into what it means to be an inventor. We learned

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