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. We offer rigorous academic and ESL programs that prepare our International students for university in the USA. 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 and Fees

Full Year

  • Tuition: $9,795
  • Room and Board: $7,705
  • Registration Fee: $1,035
  • International Fee: $1,500

Total: $20,035

Please Note: Mount Ellis Academy requires that international students prepay their account balance prior to enrollment. There are a few additional costs that may alter payments including elective class fees, apparel for music groups and sports teams, and music lessons.

Extracurricular Activities

All Activities listed are optional and costs are estimated.


  • Volleyball Dues (girls) — $235
  • Volleyball Tournament — $190
  • Volleyball Apparel — $80


  • Soccer Dues — $210
  • Soccer Tournament — $150
  • Soccer Apparel — $95


  • Basketball Dues (boys or girls) — $190
  • Basketball Tournament — $190
  • Basketball Apparel — $100

Lifetime Activity Classes

  • Rock climbing class — $155
  • Ski/Snowboard class — $70-$560
  • Ski or snowboard rentals for class — $150/season
  • Bowling and Frisbee Golf – $45
  • Fly Fishing – $50 MT resident, $135 Non-resident
  • Other LTA’s TBD

Elective Classes

  • Wood Shop — $30 per semester
  • Family and Consumer Science — $30 per semester
  • Art — $30 per semester
  • HVAC – TBD
  • Music Classes — $30 per semester
  • Music Apparel (Girls) — Approximately $85
  • Music Apparel Boys) — Approximately $130
  • Private music lessons — $25 for half-hour