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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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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

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

Introducing Kelly Hedley '03, 2023 Giving Tuesday Chair

Giving Tuesday is November 28th this year! We invite you to join this global day of giving by making a gift to Rock Point School. This year, our

Virtual Student Panel November 8

Our students are excited to share their perspectives on our small, supportive day and boarding high school during this virtual student panel. They

New Elective Class: Make-Up and Hair Design

Each year, our teachers work with students to offer electives that appeal to their interests. This fall, our English teacher, Kristy, collaborated

Open House October 6, 2023

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

2023 Ooky Spooky 5k Race to Benefit COTS

19th Annual Ooky Spooky 5k on October 21, 2023 There's a chill in the air, which must mean it's almost Ooky Spooky time! This fun 5k race challenges

A Magical 25th Wiffle Fest

On August 12th, we hosted our 25th Anniversary Wiffle Fest tournament! We had a beautiful day for the games, and forty-six teams came out to play.

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