ADMISSIONS to Killington Mountain School
Our admissions season is in full swing here at KMS, and I look forward to helping you navigate your way through the process.
Admission to Killington Mountain School is awarded based on a student-athlete's current academic and athletic standing and potential. Extracurricular interests and accomplishments also are considered. Being accepted into the KMS community involves a larger commitment to the KMS culture that prides itself on promoting respect, integrity, leadership, excellence, and responsibility.
KMS does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, national origin, religion, or financial need in its admissions process.
Director of Admissions
802.422.5671 ext. 266
If you are interested in attending KMS, please contact Greg Hadley, admissions office, to schedule a visit.
While you are here for the day, we will:
Give you a tour our facilities
Introduce you to the KMS Team
Set you up to train with your future teammates
If you are here for an official KMS Admissions visit, you will interview:
the Director of Academics
the Head of School
The interviews serve as a perfect opportunity to ask questions and for us to get to know you and vise-versa.
HOW TO APPLY
The admissions process has been designed to help the admissions committee become better acquainted with the applicant as an individual. Because KMS is a small community and offers a unique learning experience, each application is reviewed individually. The admissions committee typically makes a decision on completed applications within three weeks; families are notified shortly thereafter. In some cases, the admissions committee may decide to defer an applicant to the general admissions pool.
Each candidate is asked to complete and forward the following:
Complete the Online Application
Letters of recommendations from:
Current or recent teacher
Current or recent coach
Other — such as a guidance counselor, advisor, a second coach, or teacher
$50 non-refundable application fee
Current school transcript
Parent commentary (information you would like us to know about your child) — optional
Interview with the head of school and the director of academics
Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis from January through April 1.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply before April 1.
Applications received between April 2-15 will be included in the general admissions pool and will be reviewed by April 30.
Applications received after April 15 will be considered on a space available basis.
We recognize that the cost of the Killington Mountain School experience is high, and while we believe that it remains a good investment in the future of each student-athlete, some families will need financial assistance in making that investment a reality. Financial aid at KMS is awarded to students who demonstrate need and who qualify according to KMS guidelines. Applicants for financial aid must have already been accepted to KMS.
Decisions are based on the following criteria:
Demonstrated excellence in academic, athletic or extracurricular performance
All decisions are made on an individual basis by the KMS Tuition Assistance Committee, using recommendations from the School & Student Services of the National Association of Independent Schools. Financial aid at KMS is offered on an annual basis. A decision to re-award a grant is made each spring, taking into consideration the criteria listed above, as well as the student-athlete's overall contribution to the program. Parents may be asked to reapply through the School & Student Services each year.
Financial Aid Process and Schedule
The Parents’ Financial Statement is used by families and more than 2,100 K-12 schools across the country to manage the financial aid process.
Here's how it works:
Create an account.
Complete the Parents' Financial Statement application online, and submit additional required documents, check status, and/or make a changes. On-screen help guides you along the way.
The results of your Parents' Financial Statement are sent directly to KMS, and any other schools you indicate.
We encourage early applications for financial aid. Applications received after April 1 will be considered for as long as funds remain available.
The Dee Williams Freestyle Fund
At the age of 17 Diana Williams was named to the US Freestyle Ski Team, but on many occasions her limited financial resources prevented her from traveling with the team to national and international World Cup competitions.
Upon retirement as an athlete from the US Ski Team, Diana went from competitor to coach. And in 1988, at the young age of 25, she became director of the Killington Mountain School’s Freestyle program. In 1998 she became a US Olympic Team Coach and held the position until she retired from Olympic level coaching in 2002.
Diana believed in coaching not only to help her athletes improve their skiing, but to learn how to be great people and contribute to their community. The legacy of the young athletes that Diana coached and developed is legendary in the Freestyle world. They were not only world class competitors but more importantly young athletes that benefited from her rigor, and athletic and intellectual honesty that they have carried into adulthood.
In 2020 Diana passed away from cancer and KMS is forever grateful for her influence on our program and the sport of freestyle. Upon her passing, her husband Alex decided he did not want to see other young athletes experience the financial limitations that Diana experienced, no matter what their level of skill. It is with this in mind that he created the fund to continue Diana’s legacy of excellence and compassion. We are honored to be able to provide this scholarship opportunity to enrolled KMS athletes including those accepted to KMS.
Read more about the fund and Diana’s legacy on the Dee Williams Freestyle Fund’s website.
Applications are due by April 16th each year and are open to enrolled KMS athletes and those accepted to enroll at KMS. Please download the application below and follow instructions contained therein.
Below are the forms that you will need to continue the admissions process at KMS. If you have not yet contacted KMS about admissions, we encourage you to submit our Inquiry Form below before starting the application process.
If you have any questions when filling out any of these forms, please contact us!