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!
philosophy and mission
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
Lake Champlain is a great place to be in the summer! Summer Session is a fun, adventurous, educational experience on our 130-acre campus in Burlington, Vermont.
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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. 

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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

Congratulations, You Have College Choices!  Now What?

After all of the hard work of college exploration and applications, how do you choose among the colleges to which you’ve been accepted? This spring,

Art in the time of Quarantine

    The art room has been known to be a place where students open up and want to talk. Maybe it’s because while working with their hands students’

News & Events

Running in the Time of Coronavirus

C.J., Jeanine, and Alyssa getting in their miles around Vermont During a typical year in Burlington, the last Sunday in May is reserved for the

Breakfast for Dinner: Together Apart

This year, we were challenged to create virtual versions of our traditional end-of-the-year events. Each one plays an important role in closing the

Remote Reunion 2020

You're Invited to Rock Point School's Remote Reunion on June 13, 1:00 p.m. -3:30 p.m. The Rock Point School Reunion is going remote! This year we

Prom At Home 2020

Prom is one of our favorite non-traditional traditional events at Rock Point School. While most high schools have a prom, ours is an original event

Vermont Young Playwrights' Festival 2020

Each year Rock Point School participates in the Vermont Young Playwrights' Project, in conjunction with the Vermont Young Writers and Vermont Stage

A New Platform to Connect

As Rock Point School staff and students have spread out across the country, we have had to get creative with ways to connect with students and find

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