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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

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

Summer Construction Projects

“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” - Alan Watts, writer, speaker, philosophical

Meet our New Director of Food Services (Chef)

When Kevin Douglas, our long-time School Chef, resident Star Wars expert, house band, and sometime Martial Arts teacher announced his retirement this

Meet Our New Teachers!

We are thrilled to welcome two new educators to our team! We look forward to seeing what these innovative and experienced professionals will bring to

A Poem for Friends

Charlie, reading his poem with a little help from a friend. At graduation, Charlie D. (rising senior) shared a poem he wrote in honor of his friends

Congratulations to the Class of 2022!

The 2022 Graduation at Rock Point School had laughter, tears, and a huge rainstorm! Luckily, the rain started once everyone was inside the tent and

Prom 2022

Prom is a rite of passage for many high school students. It can also be a source of stress and anxiety, a time when some people feel left out or

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