Grades: 8-12 | 167 students
Theatre students rehearsing. The Storm King School boats a legendary arts program inside the 230-seat Walter Reade Jr. Theatre
Founded in 1867, The Storm King School celebrates 149 years of helping students translate potential into success as they prepare for college.
Located at the peak of Storm King Mountain in the Hudson River Valley, The Storm King School's 54 acre campus is just about an hour north of New York City.
As an independent co-ed boarding and day school for students in grades 8-12 and PG, we represent 24 countries this year! We are proud to be one of the few schools in the country that has a 5:1 student/faculty ratio with an average class size of 10 students.
With this great ratio, we are able to focus on providing an individualized educational environment that is both supportive and challenging to each student.
Each student receives an iPad as the primary platform for textbooks and other educational tools.
In addition, the SKS education is highly experiential.
Our teachers often utilize our surrounding resources of New York City, The Storm King Arts Center, or the 3,800 acre Black Rock Forest across the street just to name a few.
Our diverse college preparatory curriculum (including 10 AP courses of at least 1 in every subject area) seeks to stimulate our students and immerse them in a highly experiential education.
We truly believe that active engagement is an educational keystone and one of the reasons we are leaders in the 21st century classroom.Personal growth is provided not only within the academic program but also through championship caliber & no-cut athletics, superb performing, visual and fine arts, a wide variety of extra-curricular and weekend activities, and community living that is "one big family." At SKS, we attribute our success and 100% college acceptance rate to small classes, individualized attention and a nurturing learning environment.
The Storm King School campus has three academic classroom buildings, library (with computer laboratory and smart boards in each classroom), theatre (230-seat capacity), observatory (with Newtonian telescope), visual arts center (including a state-of-the-art digital design lab and 3D printer), ceramics studio, gymnasium with a wrestling room, cardio fitness center & weight room, two athletic fields, two rock climbing walls, five dormitories, beautiful dining hall (with extensive home-cooked menu options and a view that overlooks the majestic Hudson River/Shawangunk Ridge/Catskill Mountain Ranges) and much more! The Storm King School has a 100% college acceptance rate.
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|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||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|
|Total Students||167 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 29%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||32 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||6:1
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree||
|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 Economics: Micro, AP English, AP Physics, AP Psychology, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, Honors British Literature, Honors Humanities, Honors Pre Calculus,|
|Average SAT score||1700|
|Average ACT score||23|
|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||$53,945|
|Tuition Notes||Boarding: (Room and Board): $53,945 Day: $28,816|
|% on Financial Aid||
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$18,000|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Marek Pramuka|
|Admissions Associate||Toni Scherrer|
|Total Sports Offered||21 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Climbing, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Fencing, Golf, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Weightlifting, WrestlingBaseball, Basketball,
Crew, Cross Country,
Mountain Biking, Mountaineering,
Rock Climbing, Sailing,
Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee,
|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,
National Honor Society,
The Quarry Yearbook,
The Voice (Monthly Online Publication),
- 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, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, Korea, Lebanon, Nigeria, Philippines, Rwanda, Russia, Serbia, 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.
- Student for a Day visits are highly encouraged. Come join us for classes, lunch, a chat with our admissions team and meet teachers and coaches!
Profile last updated: 08/26/2015
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