Our Mission

The High Mountain Institute engages students with the natural world. Our school boldly unites rigorous intellectual inquiry, experiential learning, wilderness expeditions, and shared responsibility in a strong community. Our students realize their potential—as leaders, independent thinkers, and thoughtful citizens.

Our Core Values

Mentorship in and out of the classroom

Transference of what students learn beyond HMI

Place and community based education

Process based learning that teaches students
how to think, not what to think and conveys
a passion for learning

Integration of the natural world, academics, & residential life