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High Mountain Institute

High Mountain Institute

High Mountain Institute


The High Mountain Institute is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that welcomes students of diverse racial, ethnic, social-economic, and geographic backgrounds. We are a fully accredited school through The Association of Colorado Independent Schools, The Association of Experiential Education, and The Gap Year Association. Further, we are a member of The National Association of Independent Schools, The Semester School Network, The National Business Officers Association, and The Colorado Diversity Network.

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.


  • Leadville

    County Road 5A,531, 80461, Leadville