In this 12 minute video, filmed over the course of the fall semester at TMS, the seasons change before your very eyes and students seem to grow up on screen as they learn to know a place and take care of it. The students’ eye view allows you to see for the first time (or remember) what it is like to live in such a unique setting. Experience the joy of frolicking in the woods, the intensity of snowball fights, the quiet peace of strumming ukuleles by the fire, and the adrenaline rush of dodgeball.
Carved into the headboard of one of the beds on campus is the question, What will you do with this one wild and precious life? The answer: Live.
Rated PG for outrageous dance moves, students falling off of sleds, spilled milk, and an adorable small child enthusiastically eating a muffin.
Thank you MAS for putting this video together!
Following a drum and dance workshop and performance by Jeh Kulu, we hosted a Mountain School version of the popular reality TV show So You Think You Can Dance. The performances were judged based on three criteria: 1. incorporation of West African dance moves, 2. whole group participation, and 3. overall quality. The winning group was Noli’s, dancing to “Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster the People.
Featuring: Theodor, Liam, Noli, Katie, Eliza, Charles, Sam K, and Ariana.
OMG NINETIES CHILDREN/TEENS, THE BACKSTREET BOYS CAME TO THE MOUNTAIN SCHOOL. IT WAS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE.
I have to say… they didn’t quite live up to their former singing glory, but – more importantly – their dance moves are still on point. That’s what makes them Larger Than Life. (See what I did there?)
Thank you for bringing so much joy to our lives!
Incidentally, Nick Carter just got married, and all the band members went to his wedding.
For their final project, the Fall ’13 AP French class filmed a murder mystery entirely in French! (Don’t worry, there are subtitles). Rated PG for intrigue, hints of violence, painfully beautiful scenery, and a lot of gratuitous dancing.
Starring: Isabella (the daughter), Hannah (the police chief), A.J. (the inspector), Maggie (the farmer) & Kareen (the dancer) with cameos by Ethan, Praz, Ryan and a dancing flash mob.
Rotten tomatoes score: 89%
“Highly suspenseful plot that ends in a dancing montage. I haven’t enjoyed a movie this much since Slumdog Millionaire.”
“Should be in the running for best foreign film of the year. Can’t believe those kids aren’t native French speakers. Their accents are impeccable!”
“Kareen definitely has an Academy Award nomination coming her way with that performance.”
“Lead actors are strong, and the supporting cast is hilarious. Should have given Praz a bigger part!”