Indian Mountain School

211 Indian Mountain Rd, Lakeville, CT 06039

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Founded as a boarding school for boys by Francis Behn Riggs, a Groton graduate and friend of Dr. Endicott Peabody, Indian Mountain has maintained high academic standards over the years. Girls, long admitted as day students, were first accepted into the boarding program in 1991. In 2003, IMS effected a merger with the Town Hill School, a nearby elementary school that dates back to 1938, thereby expanding the day program from prekindergarten through grade 9. The program for children in grades pre-K-4 operates at the 10-acre Town Hill campus on Interlaken Road. The curriculum is traditional, with strong emphasis placed on verbal and written skills and disciplined study habits. Curricular offerings include earth science and biology, a two-year American history course for seventh and eighth graders, and weekly computer instruction for pupils in grades 7-9. Special-help classes are held four times a week to reinforce classroom work. Students' effort and attitude are evaluated every two weeks and are discussed with their faculty advisors. IMS also operates a learning skills center that provides supportive, remedial and English as a Second Language tutoring. The school's 600-acre main campus, which includes ponds, marshes and woodland, provides opportunities for exploration and outdoor education. The outdoor program features a ropes course.

General Information

Academic OrientationPre-Preparatory
Grade RangeBoarding — Coed Grades 6-9; Day — Coed PS (Age 4)-9
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address211 Indian Mountain Rd, Lakeville, CT 06039
Other Locations204 Interlaken Rd, Lakeville 06039
Year Established1922
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)

Tuition & Financial Aid

Boarding Tuition$49,600; estimated extras $2500
Day Tuition$16,775-26,150; estimated extras $1500
Need-Based Scholarships Awarded48
Value of Need-Based Scholarships$477,335

Academics & Athletics

Academic CalendarTrimester
Supplemental InstructionDevelopmental Reading, ESL, Tutoring
Summer SessionAcademic Enrichment Review Remedial Recreational. Art. Music. Tuition Boarding $2400/2-weeks ses. Tuition Day $1250/2-weeks ses. 4 weeks
Interscholastic Boys' & Girls' SportsBasketball, Cross-country, Lacrosse, Skiing, Soccer, Squash, Tennis
Interscholastic Boys' SportsBaseball, Football, Ice Hockey
Interscholastic Girls' SportsSoftball, Volleyball

Graduate Placement

Graduate Reference Year2012
Graduates Attending College/Nonpublic Secondary School35
Most Common Graduate DestinationsHotchkiss, Salisbury-CT, Millbrook, Berkshire Sch, Westminster Sch-CT, St George's Sch-RI


Applications DueRolling
Application Fee$50
New Students93
Percentage of Applicants Accepted50
Percent Admitted Who Choose to Enroll (Yield)65
Tests Used for AdmissionIQ, TOEFL


AdministratorMark A. Devey
Administrator's TitleHead of School
In Office Since2006
Administrator's CredentialsBA, Univ of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, MEd, Columbia Univ
Director(s) of AdmissionsMimi Babcock, Director of Admissions

Enrollment & Faculty

Total Enrollment251
Boarding Students78
Day Students173
Student Body EthnicityWhite 73%, Latino 8%, African-American 5%, Asian 11%, Other 3%
Percentage of International Students17
Average Class Size10
Student-Faculty Ratio4:1
Dress CodeFormal
Teaching Faculty73
Faculty with Advanced Degrees (%)41
Male Teaching Faculty30
Female Teaching Faculty43
Faculty EthnicityWhite 98%, African-American 1%, Asian 1%

Campus & Endowment

Campus Acreage650
Buildings on Campus12
Facilities Value$20,000,000
Endowment Value$5,000,000
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