• A progressive boarding and day school for grades 7-9

    Providing an empowering community for young people to learn, play and be themselves

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Why AMS?

For over five decades AMS has provided life-changing learning experiences. Click on the topics below to check out how AMS helps middle schoolers explore the world around them and discover who they want to be.

our Students
See the ways we help students be leaders
the Outdoors
Learn how our students interact with the natural world
by Doing
Read how our academic program sets up students for success
Traveling beyond
Take an in depth look at our 18 day field trips
Living in
Find out how we make our students feel part of something bigger
our Selves
Discover the opportunities our students have in arts and music

Contribute to our Community:
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Over 60% of our students each year need help to make their dream of attending AMS come true. Join us in igniting our student’s passions and empowering them to grow.


What families say
about our school:

Rupa Russe

AMS is the perfect experience to teach children how to 'root' within themselves and community. It provides both a soothing and a self-guided learning opportunity for every student blessed to attend.

— Rupa Russe, Parent

Wendi Gratz

Going to AMS was a wonderful experience for our daughter. The school gave her so many ways to explore her creativity - writing, pottery, papermaking, bookbinding, carpentry - and even blacksmithing!

— Wendi Gratz, Parent

Laura Kinsey

The wonderful staff at AMS met my child where they were and gave them the room to rediscover their love of learning. They formed strong relationships and flourished In the individualized, experiential, and developmentally respectful community.

— Laura Kinsey, Parent