Indian Mountain School
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|Indian Mountain School|
Life Through Service
|Lakeville, CT, United States|
|Religious affiliation(s)||No religious affiliation|
|Headmaster||Mark A. Devey|
|Campus||600 acres (2.4 km2)|
|Color(s)||Maroon and gray|
The Indian Mountain School Lower Campus is a primary school, grades pre-kindergarten through 4, while the Upper Campus is home to students grades 5 through 9. Indian Mountain accepts boarding students in grades 6 through 9.
Indian Mountain School is often abbreviated as IMS.
In 1916, Francis Behn Riggs purchased land and buildings on the site of the present Upper Campus.
Also known as IMS, Indian Mountain School has established an arts program that offers opportunities for all students. They have created an "Electives" program, offering courses ranging from Film Production to Digital Photography to Ancient Greek to Monty Python. IMS puts on one musical (in the fall/early winter) and one play (in the winter). Recently, they have put on "Arsenic and Old Lace" and "The Wizard of Oz" (both 2005), "Fools" and "Damn Yankees" (both 2006), and most recently,"Harvey" by Mary Chase (2007). More than half of the students on the Upper Campus take individual music lessons and over 70 students take guitar. The Mountain Voices(a co-ed singing group for 8th & 9th graders), guitar, jazz band, rock band, percussion ensemble, string quartet, orchestra, drums, etc. For those who are not particularly interested in learning how to play an instrument, there is Music Appreciation.
Indian Mountain School has a gymnasium, seven playing fields and three all-weather tennis courts to accommodate IMS athletes during the fall and spring seasons. A paddle tennis court is used for recreational purposes throughout all seasons. During the winter, athletes make use of the gymnasium, swimming pool, the basketball and squash courts, and the ice hockey rinks at The Hotchkiss School. Additionally, ski teams train and compete at Catamount Ski Area.
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