Welcome from the School Director of Admissions, Stewardship & Community Outreach

On behalf of the Mountain River School community, I welcome you to our website.  We are a caring, authentic and adventurous learning community that truly integrates and thrives on everything that nature and the outdoors have to offer.
 With our holistic, nature-based approach, our teachers and families make a conscious effort to weave nature and reverence for the world we live in, into the children’s daily lives.  

We are a community where children feel nurtured, inspired, challenged and known.  We are playful, kind, adventuresome, grateful and, above all, we love children.  We are deeply committed to creating quality educational experiences for our students, as well as taking care of our teachers so that they feel alive, inspired and present in their teaching.

As we deepen our roots during this second year and look to grow our connections with the Stowe community and beyond, our top priority is creating an enriching environment for the children, in which they love to learn, and look forward to school each day.

Close student-teacher relationships, open communication  and partnerships with families are pillars of our community.  Within this we strive to instill in the children the values of compassion, integrity, balance, self-esteem and commitment to one another in a healthy way.

As the year unfolds we will continue to articulate our vision for the future that will culminate in a strategic plan to strengthen Mountain River School’s position as a leader among Vermont’s Independent schools.  Mountain River School is a remarkable school with ambitious – yet achievable - goals.  While tripling in size from last year, we are seeing the success, warmth, and joy among the students.  It is a thrill to have the classrooms and outdoor spaces filled with excitement.

I invite you to consider the many benefits of our approach and look forward to welcoming you to our school soon! 

Micheline Lemay

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