Squaw Valley Academy

235 Squaw Valley Rd
Olympic Valley, CA 96146-0961
Tel: (530)583-9393
Grades: 9-12 | 80 students
We challenge with rigorous academics; we support with consistent behavioral standards; we train in life-long sports; we provide outdoor adventure; and we foster self-esteem through real accomplishment.
We are strictly college-preparatory, yet we readily accept students who need a second chance academically.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Independent Private Schools Association
Other school association(s)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1978

Student Body

Total Students 80 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Squaw Valley Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 8 students
Number of AP Courses 8 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Biology, Calculus AB, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, Physics B, U.S. Government & Politics, U.S. History, World History,
Average SAT score 1500
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Khaki pants and polo shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $48,789
Tuition Notes Tuition shown for: Nine-month Boarding Student August 18, 2013 - May 16, 2014 For more information on tuition, please visit http://sva.org/tuition-financial-aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Adrienne Forbes


Total Sports Offered 21 sports
Sports Alpine Skiing, Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Cycling, Flag Football, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Ice Hockey, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Nordic Skiing, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, WeightliftingAlpine SkiingBadminton,
Cross CountryCycling,
Flag FootballFreestyle Skiing,
GolfIce Hockey,
KayakingMountain Biking,
Nordic SkiingRock Climbing,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,

School Notes:

  • Squaw Valley Academy is a college-preparatory school at Lake Tahoe for grades 9-12. As the oldest private school at Lake Tahoe, founded in 1978, the individual needs of each student remain an integral part of Squaw Valley Academy campus life. Our staff and faculty believe self-esteem is enhanced through real accomplishment in the academic, athletic, and social aspects of life at a boarding school. With an average of eight-to-twelve students per class, SVA is ideal for students who need the individual attention provided by small class size, study halls, and experienced, patient teachers. SVA accomodates most student needs and allows for an active lifestyle to compliment academic prowess.

Profile last updated: 08/24/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Sugar Bowl Academy (20.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Tahoe Montessori House (12.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Tahoe Montessori House (12.2 miles away)
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    South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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    20.3 miles
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    Carson City, NV 89703
  • Minden
    Grades: K-8 | 62 students
    20.4 miles
    2320 Heybourne Rd
    Minden, NV 89423
  • Norden
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    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: 8-12 | 43 students
    20.4 miles
    Po Box 68
    Norden, CA 95724

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