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Indian Mountain private School

Address: 211 Indian Mountain Rd, Lakeville, CT 06039, USA

Description Indian Mountain private School

  • Year of foundation: 1922
  • Location: Lakeville, Connecticut, USA
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Number of students: 252 people
  • Age of students: 5-14 years
  • Type of studying: mixed. 

Since its founding in 1922, Indian Mountain School (IMS) has encouraged its students to pay great attention to social service: the values of honesty, compassion, and respect determine the goals of teaching and schooling. The school offers permanent residence or full-time education for students from 4 to 14 years. Academic education is supported by numerous elective courses aimed at the comprehensive development of students. Programs for pupils living in a boarding school include a variety of leisure activities, family-style dinners, celebrations, and a warm and supportive school culture.

The school uses a technological approach to learning, so that students can actively interact with the outside world, the achievements of modern science. Outdoor events have been an integral part of student life since the opening of the institution due to its excellent location: mountainous terrain, forests, clean air. Adventure Education teaches students to interact with nature, to appreciate and protect it.

About 250 students take the school annually: about 100 of them are boarders of 5–9 grades, representing 10 US states and more than a dozen international countries.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Indian Mountain private School

Program name
from 20 319 $ / year

Lower School - from 6 years to 2 classes

Primary school is a bright, colourful place offering a strong, creative curriculum with energetic learning. An experienced teaching staff sets high standards, fostering genuine enthusiasm for learning. A well-designed curriculum is designed to develop the knowledge and skills of students in all areas - physical, social, emotional and intellectual.

from 32 125 $ / year

Middle School - Grades 3-6

In high school, students spend the day with a small team of teachers, providing a transition from elementary school with closed classes to high school, where students change classrooms every lesson. Students use library and technology resources, well-equipped science laboratories, art studios, extensive sports facilities as part of a curriculum specifically designed to meet the level of development and needs of students.

The secondary school curriculum focuses on traditional academic disciplines, learning foreign languages: Latin, Spanish, Chinese. The program includes a wide range of extracurricular activities, including music lessons, outdoor exercises, arts, and athletics.

Upper School - 7-9 class

While studying in high school, the level of student responsibility grows. The teaching staff provides a balance of support and independence, allowing students to discover new ways of applying knowledge, using information, and mastering skills.

The complex curriculum includes the study of literature, writing, history, science, mathematics, in-depth study of Latin, Chinese or Spanish, interdisciplinary projects and opportunities for independent learning. Graduates are well prepared to enter the most competitive secondary schools of the country, to contribute to the wide world around them.

Elective courses:

  • Art
  • Drama, movie
  • Humanities, social sciences
  • Leadership, creativity
  • Music
  • Sports, adventure, games.

Accommodation, housing and food

More than 100 IMS students from across the country live in six comfortable hostels on the 600-acre campus in the southern part of Berkshire. The boarding program includes 5-, 7-day stay options for students in grades 5-9. Students are looked after by a full-time teacher who lives on campus with his family.

Events Indian Mountain private School

Weekend at IMS is filled with events on campus and beyond: students take advantage of the proximity of two major cities within one day’s drive from the school, close proximity to mountain ranges.

Programs offer activities for every taste: a variety of cultural events, sports competitions, outdoor adventures, culinary experiences, local holidays, leaving time for study, academic needs, personal privacy. Some options for weekend trips:

  • Night at the cinema outdoors
  • Rock climbing
  • Ski and snowboard on the local mountains
  • Yoga
  • Lunar New Year
  • Dancing
  • Skiing
  • Basketball
  • Autumn Festival
  • Ethnic Cooking
  • Cooking Sushi
  • Restaurant visit
  • Hiking, camping
  • Carting
  • Trips in New York
  • Theater Trips
  • Picking apples and pumpkins
  • Bowling
  • Canoe kayaking
  • Professional hockey games
  • Visit to Thrillz Adventure Park
  • Dance class
  • Movie Trips
  • State Fairs, counties, cities
  • Shopping tours (Target, Mall, Premium Outlets)
  • Paintball.


  • IMS students come from different countries, they belong to different sectors of society. Thanks to numerous discussions, cultural presentations, international business trips and volunteer work, pupils get closer and begin to better understand each other, representatives of other cultures.
  • IMS regularly innovates to better prepare students, to identify their strengths. The school offers a complex, balanced education, intensive participation, individualized attention. An important task of the school is to teach students the skills necessary to live and work with other people in the future. The development of empathy for communication and collaboration in an increasingly diverse and connected world is one of the aspects of learning in IMS. Students form their own communication style, develop leadership skills, reveal strengths and talents.
  • The school recognizes ninth grade education as a unique time in the development of students: adolescents are extremely socially vulnerable, but they are learning. Ninth grade at IMS provides them with a safe environment in which they can succeed thanks to an outstanding academic program. Pupils work with iPad platforms, use collaboration technologies - Google Docs, cool blogs, etc.
  • Art is an integral part of each student’s school curriculum. The Department of Art aims to explore with students new themes, the development of their own creative hobbies. Strong, individualized programs in the field of cinema, drama, studio art, music help to develop each student's hobby to the level of useful skill and even a future profession.
  • The IMS track and field program reflects school traditions of cooperation and sportsmanship. Talented, motivated coaches work closely with each student to provide students with a unique educational experience, to improve self-discipline, respect, communication skills and cooperation. Pupils participate in athletics programs throughout the year, choosing from a variety of sports.

Equipment Indian Mountain private School

Indian Mountain School has updated educational, residential buildings, sports facilities, playgrounds:

  • Gymnasium
  • Three all-weather tennis courts
  • Strength Studying Center
  • Cross-country ski trails
  • Six hostels.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Additional expenses:

  • Payment for international services (required for international students)
  • ESL classes (English as a second language)
  • Additional calsses (supporting and corrective).

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Applicant enters a school in several stages:

  • Fill out the online application form
  • School attendance, interviews with teachers, management
  • Filling out an online application form for parents.

Attached to the application must be copies of the following documents:

  • Teacher recommendations
  • TOEFL Junior Certificate for foreign applicants (except junior high school students)
  • Transcript, Standardized Test Results (SAT).

The admissions office may request a WISC test or additional testing.

Scholarships Indian Mountain private School

The school provides financial assistance to families who have submitted the necessary documents.

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