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Emerald Mountain School

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WE CREATE PASSIONATE LEARNERS

Education at Emerald Mountain School follows a developmental approach that strives to educate the whole student in a positive and constructive environment. The academic program is designed to promote intellectual growth, creativity, confidence, and leadership through an understanding of cultural differences throughout the world and responsibility within the school community.

  • We inspire confidence and a passion for learning through a curriculum that stresses academics, personal accountability, experiential and outdoor education, and responsible local and global citizenship.
  • Our vision is to be the school that best prepares students for future challenges and opportunities.
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ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Independent schools nurture intellectual curiosity, stimulate personal growth, encourage critical thinking, and promote a lifelong love of learning.

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DYNAMIC CURRICULUM

Independent school instructors usually teach in their areas of expertise. They strive to develop a full understanding of each student’s learning style, interests, and motivation.

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GLOBAL AWARENESS

In addition to academics, independent schools also nurture students’ personal and social growth and civic conscience.

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INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY

Independent schools promote regular communication among students, parents, and teachers to ensure everyone is working toward the same goals.

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NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS

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EMS Student Spotlight: Tristan Thrasher

EMS Student Spotlight: Tristan Thrasher

Apart from school, EMS 6th grader Tristan Thrasher leads a remarkably active life, and he’s quickly establishing himself as a highly accomplished athlete. Tristan competes in U12 Nordic and U15 Biathlon, demanding physical endurance races that, in addition to...

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Humanities in Action

Humanities in Action

MS English classes have gone deep in their thinking over the past several weeks. The 7-8 section recently completed a series of discussions on Kurt Vonnegut’s The Sirens of Titan, for which they explored the novel’s dark, comic satire regarding human behavior,...

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March 4th: The Moxie Strings

March 4th: The Moxie Strings

Michigan ensemble the Moxie Strings has been working closely with the Steamboat Springs Middle School bands and Emerald Mountain School orchestra this year. Over seven workshops and multiple videos during the 2019-2020 school year, the students have practiced working...

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