— Linda Darty, parent
Each year AMS has about 27 students – 18 boarding and 9 day students. The number of openings varies annually based on graduating 9th graders and the number of returning students.
Thanks to the efforts of a dedicated staff we are able to keep our costs in the lowest 10% of boarding schools in the nation. AMS has a strong scholarship program. All scholarships are awarded according to need. Approximately 65% of students are currently on scholarship. Families in need of financial assistance should request a scholarship form with their application.
Students must be able and willing to accept the responsibility of community living in a rustic environment. After applying, all prospective students are required to visit the school for two days, preferably during the school year, in order to experience for themselves what life is like at AMS.
Our experience over the years has been that AMS students graduate fully prepared to enter a traditional high school. Moreover, as numerous alumni have confirmed, they continue to be self-motivated learners after leaving AMS.
We are willing to consider students with special needs, but staff are not trained to accommodate students with severe emotional or learning problems. Admission decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity or expression, or economic status.