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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!
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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On The Point blog

What are the Benefits of a High School Post Grad Year?

When I tell people that we have a Post-Grad option at Rock Point School, they sometimes ask me what that means. Some people may have heard of

How to Turn School-Start-Plus-Math-Anxiety into a Welcoming Learning Community

Students who are anxious, have struggled in school in the past, or have even had extremely negative experiences with teachers start the year

News & Events

Alumna Pamela Rae Schuller Performs at New York City Center

When we heard that Pamela Rae Schuller '05 was going to perform with Pop-Up Magazine at the New York City Center, we knew we had to be there. Pamela

Ooky Spooky 5k Breaks Fundraising Record

Thank you so much to everyone who came out to support COTS by participating in the Rock Point School Ooky Spooky 5k. It was a beautiful day for a run

2022 Outright Vermont Fire Truck Pull

This year, our GSA was so excited to join teams from across the state to compete in the Outright Vermont Fire Truck Pull on October 1st! The Fire

A Night at Fenway

On September 27th our Head of School, C.J. Spirito, traveled to Boston to enjoy one of his favorite pastimes- baseball! Before the game, George and

2022 Ooky Spooky 5K Race to Benefit COTS

18th Annual Ooky Spooky 5k on October 22, 2022 There's a chill in the air which must mean it's Ooky Spooky time! In 2004 an inspired Residential

Open House October 7, 2022

You're invited to Rock Point School for our first Open House of the year! Join us October 7 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. to learn about our nurturing

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