A coed independent boarding high school
The dogs of Rock Point School are beloved members of our school community and, sometimes, they are are the first representative from our school that a new student meets when they visit our campus:
Bosley, a poodle/stuffed animal mix, was recruited to join the admissions team in 2007 when Hillary and her family adopted him at age 2 from a sweet animal shelter in Morrisville, VT. On any given day, Bosley can be found supervising staff in the front office, welcoming guests, entertaining students, and performing quality control checks on the treats offered by Rock Point’s mail carriers.
The infamous Art Dogs have been coming to Rock Point since they were puppies. Eszie is a german shorthaired pointer and lab mix and Jeannie’s perfect match. She was rescued from Arkansas and fostered in Maine before coming home to Vermont in 2008. Bebe (short for Baby Boo) is a lab and blue heeler mix who was born on a ranch in California and then flown to Vermont in 2013 after Jeannie saw her picture and knew she had to have her. BeBe and Eszie share a deep love for fetch, tracking the squirrel population through the windows, howling the Happy Birthday song, and they have inspired countless student art projects including a pair of mittens, a doll, and a photo collage of BeBe riding a surfboard.
Bumby, named after Ernest Hemingway's son, is our youngest staff member. He works in the math room, helping students destress and learn how many treats are too many for a puppy. Bumby loves taking long walks, chewing on sticks, and will be your best friend if you give him snuggles. Although he is a baby, Bumby is an old soul with really soft ears.
Vesuvius arrived at Rock Point School in 2020 after a long stay at the North Country Animal League amid stints as a stray and then as a decidedly ineffective barn cat (he got along great with mice and rats; with dogs and sheep, not so much). He has been described as a "somewhere in between a cat and a dog" and enjoys long naps, relaxing in the community gardens, anime, and Bob Dylan. He does not enjoy the shower. Vesuv's 15 lb, muttonchop-sporting, tail-lacking frame can be seen sauntering about the second floor dorm hall.
Libby is a rescue chihuahua who works in the marketing department. After living on the streets in South Carolina, she was adopted and moved to Vermont. She enjoys sitting on Molly's lap during meetings, trying to walk on her laptop while she types, and being near other dogs, but not playing with them. Libby mostly hangs out in the back office and loves hiking around the trails on campus. She does not like cold weather.