Mount Ellis Academy is set in a unique location in the Rocky Mountains and in the old West.  We are located just an hour's drive to Yellowstone National Park and some of the top ski resorts in the country.  The students will also experience rigorous progressive academic and English programs.  Mount Ellis Academy provides one of the most unforgettable exchange programs in America.

Mount Ellis Academy is the right choice for you!

Mount Ellis Academy is the right choice for you if you answer “yes” to at least four of the following questions:

  • Do you enjoy being challenged academically?
  • Are you planning on attending university in the USA?
  • Are you planning to take the TOEFL test?
  • Do you make new friends easily?
  • Are you accepting of people with a different religion or culture?
  • Do you enjoy outdoor activities?
  • Do you enjoy snow?
  • Do you like to see beautiful mountains all around you?

Here’s what one international student has to say...

I am now studying piano at one of the most prestigious music schools in the world and without Mount Ellis Academy I would not have been here right now. The Mount Ellis Academy family helped me develop my talent in music, encouraged me, provided me with all the necessary resources, and taught me to serve and to inspire the world around me with my music. I am sincerely grateful for everything that Mount Ellis Academy has done for me.”

— Jiyao Li, China
    University of Michigan
    School of Music, Theatre, & Dance

International Student Tuition & Fees 2017-18

full year

Registration Fee: $695

Administration Fee: $2,000

Tuition: $13,200

Room: $6,810


Total: $22,705

Refundable Deposit: $1,000

Total Due at Registration: $23,705

one semester

Registration Fee: $695

Administration Fee: $1,000

Tuition: $6,600

Room: $3,405


Total: $11,700

Refundable Deposit: $1,000

Total Due at Registration: $12,700

Please Note: There are a few additional costs that may alter monthly payments including elective class fees, apparel for music groups and sports teams, music lessons, cafeteria and travel meals for village students.

Extracurricular Activities

All Activities listed are optional and costs are estimated.

Varsity Sports:

Volleyball Dues (girls) — $160
Volleyball Tournament — $150
Volleyball Apparel — $100
Total Volleyball Cost — $410

Soccer Dues (boys) — $160
Soccer Tournament — $150
Soccer Apparel — $40
Total Soccer Cost — $350

Basketball Dues (boys or girls) — $175
Basketball Tournament — $150
Basketball Apparel — $100
Total Basketball Cost — $425


Lifetime Activity Classes

Rock climbing class — $100

Ski/Snowboard class — $170
Ski or snowboard rentals for class — $80
Helmet rentals for class — $40
Total Ski/Snowboarding — $290


Other Activities

Private music lessons — $20 for half-hour
Ski the Summit - lift tickets — $100
Ski the Summit - rentals — $40
Music group dress (girls) — $75
Music group tux (boys) — $120
YSO Soccer — $60