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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 Alumni Spotlight

EMS Alumni Spotlight

What do you want to do when you grow up? Emerald Mountain School alumna Ciar Colgan, class of 2007, flies the F/A-18 Super Hornet, one of the most sophisticated fighter planes in the world. In addition to operating highly advanced computer and weapons systems, Ciar is...

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Local Adventurer Kim Hess Inspires EMS Students

Local Adventurer Kim Hess Inspires EMS Students

Last week, world-class climber and Steamboat resident Kim Hess spoke to grades 3-8 regarding her various adventures. Kim is one of the youngest people in the world to have completed the ‘Seven Summits’ – reaching the top of the highest peak on each continent – and she...

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We’re All Storytellers

We’re All Storytellers

Each Friday, the kindergarteners in Josh’s class enjoy the delightful company of a guest reader, typically a grandparent or other family member, and all to further the timeless and communal benefits of sharing a story. The Hummingbirds practice their listening, hone...

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