We believe that middle schoolers thrive in a supportive and accepting environment. At AMS, every person is important. With a maximum of 27 students, we recognize each student for their individual personalities, interests and skills. Our students feel comfortable being themselves and learn to live in community.

To ensure that AMS is the best fit for your child, our admissions process seeks to learn as much about them and your family as we can. With this information, we determine how your child will successfully fit into our community and what special resources they will need for to achieve that success.

The application process includes:

  • parent application and letter describing student’s family and academic history
  • student application
  • two day, two night interview on campus
  • two references

We are willing to consider students with special needs, but staff are not trained to accommodate students with severe emotional or learning differences. Admission decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity or expression, or economic status.

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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.