Emerald Mountain School
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We have merged with Steamboat Mountain School to offer an exceptional, continuous K-12 independent education. United in our commitment to academic excellence, small class sizes and experience-based learning, our school prepares students for the big world. We foster a culture of passionate learners who dream big, think critically, and push the boundaries of what is possible. Everyday our world-class faculty inspires our students to demonstrate curiosity and initiative, connect meaningfully with others and develop their own voices because we believe that students who are curious, confident, and imaginative will go on to change the world.
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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.
Independent schools nurture intellectual curiosity, stimulate personal growth, encourage critical thinking, and promote a lifelong love of learning.
NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS
Shortly before Winter Break, the 5-6 section concluded their study of Sophocles’ classic play Antigone by placing one of the lead characters, Creon, on trial for tyranny. As I’m sure we all remember, Creon is the king of Thebes, and he favors one nephew over the other...
A longstanding tradition at EMS coalesced last week with a few modifications regarding social awareness and pandemic restrictions. Once dubbed ‘Secret Snowflake’ in an effort to avoid association with any specific denomination and in the spirit of an expansive holiday...
The Kindness Ninjas have been on the loose this semester. No one knows exactly who they are, nor when they’ll next advance their cause. You haven’t heard them sneaking through the hallways, and you haven’t noticed them until they’ve left behind their gestures of good...