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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Indian Mountain School has planned to safely reopen school for the 2020-2021 academic year. It is our hope that this resource will help families prepare for the start of school. Our complete "Reopening Report" is now available below. Learn More

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
None

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$35,175
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$66,659
Received Financial Aid
60%
Average Financial Aid
$17,000
From Indian Mountain School

At Indian Mountain School, our students are engaged in meaningful learning that interests them, inspires them, and exposes them to challenges and opportunities we face in the world. We believe in the importance of embracing complex topics, and always do so from a place of honesty, compassion, and respect. Our students are better for it. And at the same time, we ensure that joy is infused into the IMS experience because nothing is more important than preserving the spirit of childhood. We believe that rigor and fun are not mutually exclusive.

Our mountain and adventure education program inspire our approach. We recognize that in life, and in learning, it takes courage to wander from an expected path, take in the view, and consider different perspectives. I am hopeful for our future because this is what we see each day from our students. Thank you for your interest in Indian Mountain School. We are eager to welcome you.

Jody Reilly Soja
Head of School

School Details

Grades
PK, K-9
Students
300
Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
National
17:1
Full-Time Teachers
50
Part-Time Teachers
8

Students

Students
300
Gender
  • Female
    50%
  • Male
    50%
Student Diversity
  • White
    70%
  • Asian
    15.7%
  • African American
    11.3%
  • Hispanic
    3%
  • Multiracial
    0%
  • Native American
    0%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%

    Preschool

    Annual Cost
    $22,785
    Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
    Starting Age
    4
    Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
    10:1
    Schedule Options
    • Offers Full Week
    • Offers Part Week
    • Offers Full Day
      Yes
    • Offers Part Day

    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    40%
    Boarding Days Per Week
    5-day, 7-day
    Top Countries
    Bermuda, China, Mexico, Nigeria, South Korea
    International Boarding Students
    25%

    Indian Mountain School Reviews

    4 reviews
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    IMS is a wonderful school with caring faculty, an emphasis on the outdoors and set in the beautiful NW corner of Connecticut. It is one of the few junior boarding schools that exist and with that comes an incredible diversity of students and experience for all. Highly recommend this gem of a school!
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    IMS' campus and facilities are great. Schoolwork and academics are not as challenging as expected but you learn A LOT in most of the subjects. Teachers and dorm parents are also there to help mental and emotional health which is great. Sports are good and it opens up a lot of new opportunities. The dorms are very nice and modern and have a great community. However, the timetable is quite messy and hard to adapt to and the administration could be better.
    I have four very different children and each of their unique experiences has been amazing. Two are now at prep school - they entered prepared both academically and socially.
    It is a terrific place to learn and grow. The mountain is a special place - the school is able to incorporate it into the culture, learning and activities in creative, productive and fun ways.