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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

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

How to Create a Feeling of Belonging and Inclusion for Young People

During adolescence, many students struggle to see their worth and value and have had experiences where they did not feel they belonged in school. It

News & Events

Vermont Young Playwrights' Festival 2023

Senior Charlie D. with the cast of professional actors who performed his play at the Vermont Young Playwrights Festival on May 17, 2023 Rock Point

Experiencing History: A Trip to the Heart of the Civil Rights Movement

This spring, Rock Point School staff and students joined forces with other community leaders and planned a pilgrimage to the heart of our country's

The Congress of Change

What would Eminem, Louis Bresson (famed French photographer), Jean-Michel Basquiat, Prince Harry, Kwame Ture (formerly Stokely Carmichael), Bob

2023 Annual Student Art Show May 5th

  Don't miss the Rock Point School Annual Art Show on May 5th from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.! Join us to celebrate the end of another fabulous school year,

Rock Point School Cabaret Night April 20th

April 20, 2023 ~ 5:30 p.m. Join us for a night of performance showcasing the many talents of Rock Point students! We will have singing, dance

Open House April 7th

You're invited to Rock Point School for our spring Open House! Join us April 7 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. to learn about our nurturing approach to

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