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Rock Point School

Fit In & Stand Out

Rock Point School is an inclusive, 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.
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The school campus offers students a natural retreat-like space without distractions to focus on learning, yet access to all that Burlington has to offer as a community.

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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

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It has been so special to come to a place where I have been accepted for who I am. I've always been me, that's not changing, but for the first time in my life, it's been celebrated.

Amaris, Class of 2021

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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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The Rock Point School Community


On The Point blog

Being Seen and Feeling Safe

“When I came to Rock Point, I had a lot of social anxiety that I was pretty good at masking. I was really self-conscious, but I tried to act more

Therapeutic Boarding School, Traditional or In Between?

The other day, a visitor to Rock Point School noticed the many dogs we have in the building. He asked, “Are these all therapy dogs?” I paused before

News & Events

2024 Maple Run 5k March 23

Join us on March 23, 2024, for a fun 5k race starting at Rock Point School to celebrate maple sugaring season! The 5k racecourse will go through the

Martin Luther King Day 2024

On Monday, we celebrated Martin Luther King Day with the broader Burlington community. Our 9th and 10th grade students began the day with a

Spot the Robot visits RPS

Before December break, we had a very special visitor at Rock Point! Spot the Robot came to show us some of what is possible in the field of robotics.

Virtual Open House February 8, 2024

February 8, 2024, from 4:30 - 6:00 pm We are hosting our first Virtual Open House of the school year to give interested students, parents, and

Model U.N. at Rock Point School

Before the December Vacation, we held a Model U.N. at Rock Point School! In all cores, students spent one or two social studies classes a week since

Learning with Generator Makerspace

This week students had the opportunity to take a trip to Generator, a makerspace in downtown Burlington. Generator has art studios, classrooms, and

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