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.
summer session
Rock Point School summer session offers a chance for a fun, healthy summer and an interdisciplinary approach to learning, both in and out of the classroom.
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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. 

Discover Success

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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

The Rock Point School Community



On The Point blog

“Don’t Pick up the Rope:” Understanding Power Struggles

Whether at home or school, disagreements between adults and teens are inevitable. While it’s normal (and even healthy!) to have differing opinions,

Congratulations, You Have College Choices!  Now What?

After all of the hard work of college exploration and applications, how do you choose among the colleges to which you’ve been accepted? This spring,

News & Events

Introducing Our New Office and Systems Manager

Our beloved Mo Reilly, former Director of Community Development, has moved to the countryside of Eastern Vermont to be with her partner full time! We

Sharing Memories at Reunion 2020

“I remember all of it. I take it all with me in my life ... I was remade because of RPS.” - Lou Laramy, class of 1983 On Saturday, June 13, over

Remote Summer Session, Fall on Campus

We are excited to launch our Remote Summer Session next week! The remote summer program will run from July 6 to August 13, half days, Mondays through

Statement on Recent Protests Against Police Violence

The Rock Point School staff is sad, angry, scared, and frustrated over the recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. Our

Running in the Time of Coronavirus

C.J., Jeanine, and Alyssa getting in their miles around Vermont During a typical year in Burlington, the last Sunday in May is reserved for the

Breakfast for Dinner: Together Apart

This year, we were challenged to create virtual versions of our traditional end-of-the-year events. Each one plays an important role in closing the

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