High Mountain Institute Summer Term



Rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors engage in a variety of academic, wilderness and community pursuits during a five-week session that represents a condensed version of HMI Semester. Students supplement a compulsory wilderness and leadership course with an interdiscplinary environmental science and humanities class that examines the manner in which Americans have viewed and interacted with the natural world. Two 8-day backcountry expeditions develop wilderness skills and employ the mountains as an extended classroom.

General Info

Name High Mountain Institute Summer Term
Location Leadville, CO
Year-round Contacts 888-464-9991
Program Focuses & Features Climbing Wall, Environmental Science, Exploration, Fishing, Leadership, Outdoor Education, Rock Climbing, Science, White-water Rafting, Wilderness Camping
Grade Range (rising grades) 10-12
Age Range Residential — Coed Ages 14-17
Application Deadline February
Director Christina Reiff, Director
Residential Fee $8150 (+$500), 5 weeks.
Year Established 2011
Dates & Sessions June-July; 1 session, 5 weeks long


Christina Reiff, Director