|School Type||School with Special Program Emphasis|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Association of Colorado Independent Schools (ACIS)
|Grades Offered||Grades 9-12|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||Mild Learning Differences|
|Total Students||41 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 25%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||15 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||3:1
National avg.: 13:1
|Average Class Size||8 students|
|Number of AP Courses||5 courses|
|Classroom Dress Code||Formal|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$42,075|
|Tuition Notes||Depending on the program a student is involved in--Winter Sports or Foreign Travel, there are additional costs.|
|% on Financial Aid||
|Admissions Director||Pearson Alspach|
|Admissions Associate||Gina Wither|
|Total Sports Offered||7 sports|
|Sports||Alpine Skiing, Climbing, Freestyle Skiing, Mountain Biking, Nordic Skiing, Ski Jumping, SnowboardingAlpine Skiing, Climbing,
Freestyle Skiing, Mountain Biking,
Nordic Skiing, Ski Jumping,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||5 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Climbing, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding Climbing, Kayaking, Skiing, Snowboarding, Mountain Biking,
- OUR PROGRAMS
- Experiential Program: At Steamboat Mountain School the experiences that students have in the outdoors and on Global Immersion Studies trips promote self-reliance, grit, cooperation, and collaboration. As students learn to push their physical and mental limits, they gain confidence in their strength and efficacy as human beings.
- Outdoor Program: Each student participates in a three-night orientation camp trip, backpacking in our local wilderness areas and learning Leave-no-trace wilderness ethics every Fall. During Desert Week, students travel to southeastern Utah to develop their skills on a more extended and extensive trip. Students backpack, kayak, canyoneer, rock climb, canoe, and mountain bike.
- Competitive Ski/Ride: ProgramStudents participate in the competitive ski and snowboard programs in partnership with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club (SSWSC) http://www.sswsc.org/. During the fall, they participate in dryland training. In winter, because of the travel schedule inherent in high-level competition, these athletes drop two classes. Then, in April, while the Global Immersion Studies students are traveling, competitive athletes enter a month of intensive two-hour courses to make up the credits. Students who excel in both academics and at their sports truly demonstrate an ability to work independently, and to achieve at the highest level, both athletically and intellectually. 30 students of LWS have been members of the US Ski Team, US Snowboarding Team, or X Game Teams. 16 have competed in the Olympics.
- Global Immersion Studies (GIS): We build global understanding in ways no other school can match. Our one-of-a-kind Global Immersion Studies program combines cultural immersion, adventure, community building, and self-discovery as students spend four weeks each year in a developing-world country. By the time they graduate, students will have spent four months in four different countries on four continents. In 2014, the freshman GIS students will travel to Peru to link their work in world history with the archeological sites of Pre-Columbian civilizations, and sophomore GIS students will travel to Ecuador to enhance their study of geography, observing how different cultures and peoples interact with diverse environments and ecosystems, ranging from the rainforest to the high Andes. The junior GIS students will travel to Vietnam and Cambodia to enhance their study of the effects of US foreign policy in the region and to study the economics of development on the ground. The senior GIS students will travel to Tanzania to work with an organization that focuses on sustainable agriculture and environmental impact. Starting in December students meet in weekly seminars discussing issues in the countries to which they will travel. These seminars are led by teachers or outside speakers and sometimes involve Skype conversations with people in the countries that the group will visit. In April, the students travel to their destinations for four weeks. All of the trips have community service, adventure, and homestay opportunities.
- Sustainable Agriculture Program (SAP): Since its founding, Steamboat Mountain School has been committed to educating students about the environment and empowering students as stewards of our natural resources. SAP acts as an avenue for students to connect with their environment through the food system. Working with the school’s chef as well as area farmers, students devote two afternoons/week to building a greenhouse and implementing a composting system.
- Community Service: Steamboat Mountain School believes in the value of selfless service, both locally and globally. All students participate in weekly service work in the Steamboat Springs area, and Global Immersion Studies travel incorporates meaningful service projects in the communities to which students travel.
Profile last updated: 08/20/2015