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Rock Point School

Fit In & Stand Out

Rock Point School is an inclusive, 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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The Rock Point School Community


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

Wiffle Fest 2024

Wiffle Fest is August 10! We are excited to host the 26th Annual Rock Point Wiffle Fest on August 10, 2024! Wiffle Fest is our annual 2-on-2 wiffle

Racial Healing Trip 2024

Rock Point group poses outside the Harris House with Velma Harris In February, an intrepid group of students and staff set out on our second annual

Service Learning: The Housing Crisis

This quarter, all students took part in a hands-on research project about poverty and the housing crisis in English class. This crisis affects all

2024 Annual Art Show May 3rd

Don't miss the Rock Point School Annual Art Show on May 3rd from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.! Join us to celebrate the beautiful art our students have created

Open House April 12, 2024

You're invited to Rock Point School for our spring Open House! Join us April 12th from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. to learn about our nurturing approach to

Theater Showcase March 22nd

Join us for a night of theater on March 22, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. Our students are excited to share original 10-minute plays written for the Vermont

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