Stratton Mountain School

Tel: (802)297-1886
Grades: 7 - 12 | 126 students
Stratton Mountain School is a winter sports academy based at Stratton Mountain in the heart of Southern Vermont's Green Mountains.
Our community of students, teachers, coaches and administrators share the pursuit of excellence in education and sport.
As the first ski academy accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, SMS has a strong tradition of college preparatory academics combined with the most comprehensive and innovative training programs available to alpine skiers, snowboarders, nordic skiers, freeskiers and freestyle skiers.

Please visit www.gosms.org to learn more about Stratton Mountain School and requirements for admission.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarians
Grades Offered Grades 7 - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Year Founded 1972

Student Body

Total Students 126 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 3%
State avg.: 7%
Students by Grade Stratton Mountain School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 80%
Average Class Size 10 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Outlined in Student Parent Handbook)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Mar. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $46,200
Tuition Notes The above tuition is for Full Term Boarding Students. There are different tuition rates as well: www.gosms.org/tuitionandfinancialaid
% on Financial Aid 45%
Acceptance Rate 70%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Kate Nolan Joyce
Admissions Associate Carson Thurber

Sports

Total Sports Offered 11 sports
Sports Alpine Skiing, Cross Country, Cycling, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Nordic Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer, TennisAlpine SkiingCross Country,
CyclingFreestyle Skiing,
GolfLacrosse,
Mountain BikingNordic Skiing,
SnowboardingSoccer,
Tennis

School Notes:

  • The SMS faculty brings years of practical and academic experience into the classroom. More than 50 percent of our teaching staff holds a master’s degree. Individually, they are world-class athletes, historians, physicists, linguists, artists, farmers, and professional writers. Each faculty member incorporates his or her passion for teaching and a solid foundation in their field of study into the curriculum. Our commitment to employ teachers whose sole responsibility is teaching has resulted in an exceptional legion of academic staff. Importantly, our teachers have a passion for education, and they make great strides to ensure SMS student athletes are successful in the classroom. Stratton Mountain School offers a rich environment — one that is intellectually challenging both in and out of the classroom. During their years at SMS, our student athletes learn to demand excellence from themselves, to balance high expectations, and to maintain a rigorous schedule. They develop the crucial ability to translate independence into the sense of responsibility and maturity they will need to be successful in college and life beyond. Small classes emphasize the dynamic learning environment, ensuring each student athlete receives the attention he or she deserves. The rich learning environments combine interactive, hands-on application with video and audio tutorials. During the winter, the academic schedule is purposely constructed to cater to the aspiring world-class athlete without diminishing his or her academic course load.
  • Profile last updated: 10/07/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Bromley Brook School (9.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is West River Montessori School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is West River Montessori School (0.6 miles away)
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  • South Londonderry West River Montessori School
    Montessori School (Nonsectarians)
    3650 Route 100 North Ste D
    South Londonderry , VT , 05155
    (802)824-5033
    Montessori School (Nonsectarians)
    0.6  mi  |  17  students  |  Gr.  PK-K
  • Bondville Mountain School At Winhall
    (Nonsectarians)
    9 School St
    Bondville , VT , 05340
    (802)297-2662
    (Nonsectarians)
    5  mi  |  63  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • South Londonderry West River Montessori Inc.
    Montessori School (Nonsectarians)
    Po Box 26
    South Londonderry , VT , 05155
    (802)824-0033
    Montessori School (Nonsectarians)
    6  mi  |  24  students  |  Gr.  PK-KG
  • Jamaica Valley Ridge Student Center
    All-girls | Special Education School (Nonsectarians)
    1620 Vt Route 30
    Jamaica , VT , 05343
    (802)874-8200
    All-girls | Special Education School (Nonsectarians)
    8.3  mi  |  5  students  |  Gr.  PK
  • Manchester Center Bromley Brook School
    All-girls | Alternative School (Nonsectarians)
    Po Box 2328
    Manchester Center , VT , 05255
    (802)362-9966
    All-girls | Alternative School (Nonsectarians)
    9.6  mi  |  44  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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