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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.
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

How to Help Teens Beat the Winter Blues

As temperatures drop, and the days grow darker, it can be a challenge to keep young people busy and engaged in healthy activities. Without the

How to Use the Power of Language to Build an Inclusive Community

  Language, who cares it is just words! “Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Each school year, as we get to know

News & Events

Research Projects: Pandemics and Virology

This winter, our English and Science teachers teamed up to guide students through a research and writing unit about the nature of viruses and

Anti-Racism Programming at Rock Point School

This fall, staff members participated in the Point Made Learning program called “Look Deeper: Race” as part of our professional development. Over the

Valentine Poem 2021

Each year, members of our staff write a Valentine poem with a couplet for each student and member of the community. On an afternoon before

Virtual Open House March 4th

You're invited to a Virtual Open House at Rock Point School on Thursday March 4th, 4 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Get to know Rock Point School - virtually!

Math and Animation

What is the connection between Pixar Studios and a high school math class? Computer Animation! Some students in Calculus are working on a project to

Science in Action

Airflow Testing, COVID Protocols, and Energy Efficiency This fall, Rock Point School embarked on a project to evaluate the airflow in the school

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