The Storm King School

     Tel: (845)534-9860
Grades: 8 - 12 | 142 students
Founded in 1867, The Storm King School celebrates a long tradition of helping students translate potential into success as they prepare for college.
Through academic classes, outstanding fine and performing arts, 18 varsity and club sports, and interesting extracurricular activities, the faculty offer 142 students in grades 8-12 opportunities to enrich themselves through learning and confidence building.
Honors and 10 AP courses are available.
 In addition, the Learning Center offers support to any SKS student who needs extra help with study and organizational skills. The School offers boarding (80%) and day (20%) options.
The safe and peaceful 55-acre campus is located on the crest of Storm King Mountain, overlooking the Hudson River, and adjacent to the 3800-acre Black Rock Forest Preserve. New York City, with all of its cultural richness and opportunities, is about a one hour drive or train ride to the south.

The Storm King School has a teacher to student ratio of 1:5 and a 100% college acceptance rate.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Grades Offered Grades 8 - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1867

Student Body

Total Students 142 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 10%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade The Storm King School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 69%
Average Class Size 12 students
Number of AP Courses 10 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Computer Science, AP Economics: Macro, AP English, AP Physics, AP Psychology, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art: Drawing, Honors Humanities  
Average SAT score 1580
Average ACT score 20
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(khaki pants, polo shirt with crest )

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $46,750
Tuition Notes Boarding: (Room and Board): $51,425 Day: $27,470
% on Financial Aid 30%
Average Financial Aid Grant $18,000
Acceptance Rate 65%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Marek Pramuka
Admissions Associate Toni Scherrer


Total Sports Offered 15 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Fencing, Golf, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Weightlifting, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CrewCross Country,
LacrosseMountain Biking,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Club, Blue Key (Tour Guides), Community Service Club, Cougar Boosters, Environmental Club, Fitness Club, Greenhouse Club, Hiking Club, National Honor Society, Outdoor Adventure, Ski/Snowboarding Club, Student Government, The Quarry Yearbook, The Voice (Monthly Online Publication), Theater Club Art Club, Fitness Club, Hiking Club, Theater Club, Blue Key (Tour Guides),
Community Service Club,
Cougar Boosters,
Environmental Club,
Greenhouse Club,
National Honor Society,
Outdoor Adventure,
Ski/Snowboarding Club,
Student Government,
The Quarry Yearbook,
The Voice (Monthly Online Publication),

School Notes:

  • The Storm King School inspires students toward academic strength and confidence. We offer a caring faculty and community that embrace character, balance and trust.
  • At The Storm King School, teaching and learning go hand in hand. Our expectation is that you will do a lot of both. This isn't a place to sit back and watch. It's a place to contribute actively, to take some risks, to stretch yourself. How else can you achieve your goals?
  • We prepare our students to lead productive lives in the global community through cultural exchange, a huge benefit of our program. About 45% of our student population is international, hailing from Angola, Belize, Canada, China, Japan, Italy, Kazakhstan, Korea, Lebanon, Philippines, Rwanda, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine, Vietnam and beyond. 
  • Our Open House schedule runs throughout the year, or you can make an appointment to visit anytime. We invite you to tour the campus, visit classes, talk to students and teachers. Most importantly, imagine yourself as a part of this community, preparing for college and for life in an environment that values each student.

Profile last updated: 01/16/2014

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The nearest high school is New York Military Academy (1.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Thomas Of Canterbury School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Butterhill Day School (3.2 miles away)
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School Reviews

3 months ago
The Storm King School is more than I could have imagined for my daughter. The school and it''s amazing faculty have inspired and opened her eyes. She has become extremely independent, more socially responsible and conscientious, confident and excited about her future. The campus is a beautiful backdrop that is used often for teaching and the connection the school has with the beautiful Hudson Valley and it''s community is wonderful. The importance and benefits of arts is clear at the school and my daughter has greatly benefited from it. The artist and musician in her is able to express and learn thanks to the dedicated music and art teachers. The coaches and the athletic department have done an amazing job building programs that a student athlete such as my daughter find challenging and rewarding. I would highly recommend The Storm King School.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
SKS is a Mountaintop Masterpiece. My child has had teachers and staff who encourage her development in all areas. The student body is very friendly and they truly care about one another. My child is happy, she is thriving academically and is making new friends. SKS is a wonderful and safe school to send your child.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
Storm King is a school that provides a more customized approach to learning in order to bring out the best in each child. The teachers and staff are dedicated to this mission. My son, although very bright, has learning differences. The Mountain Center at SKS helped my son improve his study skills and organization. The wide variety of AP offerings provided the needed academic challenge, while the creative arts program allowed him to pursue his love of music and music engineering. In addition to being captain of a championship wrestling team as well as the crew and lacrosse teams, he was inducted into the national honor society. Overall, my son graduated with amazing confidence and the tools to succeed in college. Storm King is a special place!
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
My son has attended Storm King for 5 years and loves it. There is a wonderful music and art program and many sports and activiities to choose from. I highly recommend this school!
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
Storm king changed my son''s life. By providing a remarkably supportive, nurturing, diverse and yet challenging environment, the school provided exactly what was necessary for him to realize a potential we always knew he had, but previously had not realized. From classes as customized as a single student to a wonderful Arts program to a highly inclusive and competitive Sports program, the school offers far more than one would expect from a small Boarding School. The location is extraordinary for it''s access to the beautiful Hudson Valley and yet so close to NYC that my son can easily come home to the city every weekend, though he loves staying every weekend to be a part of the social and diverse framework at the school. I simply love the school and it will always mean a lot to our family.
- Posted by Parent

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