How many students go to MMWA?
We are a small school, each year we have between 40 and 50 total students in grades 7 through 12.
How many students are in each class?
MMWA provides an unparallelled academic experience in that most of our classes have just one student. That’s it, just you and the teacher.
What classes do you offer?
Because our format is highly individualized, we offer almost any high school class you can think of. From Art to Astronomy and Chemistry to Cooking we do it all! This year we are offering five different foreign languages, French, Spanish, German, Latin, and Chinese, and more than a dozen different AP classes across the entire range of subjects.
Do you offer a full-year academic program?
We are a winter-term Academy, in operation November through April. Students attend a “sending school” in their hometown and join us for the winter months.
Do you offer a boarding option?
Yes, our property is the site of a former hotel. Our dorm rooms are on the second floor of our main school building and a live-in dorm staff and chef provide for our boarding students.
Which school provides course curriculum?
Our faculty members teach any and all material presented at your sending school. We don’t have a set curriculum of our own, we make it our job to offer whatever you’re taking at home.
How does that work?
In September we send material to each Academy student requesting them to submit forms to their teachers/guidance counselors. Each teacher must provide detail on the course curriculum and describe his/her preference for the method of teaching. The sending school teacher has the option of providing all material (assignments, quizzes, tests, projects) or accepting the material of the MMWA teacher at the end of the academic session.
What about skiing?
Our partnership with the Mt. Mansfield Ski Club means that our students have access to the finest training facility and coaching available. See the Club’s website for more information on our historic and successful Ski Club.
Can students keep up with their work with so much training and racing?
Yes, it’s a delicate balance that asks a lot of the student and careful coordination between MMWA teachers, administrators and MMSC coaches. Students do have assigned study hall time in their schedule and must make productive use of that time. Boarding students have scheduled, supervised study time in the evenings as well.