Squaw Valley Academy

  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Independent Private Schools Association
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1978
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students70 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Squaw Valley Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
Average Class Size8 students
Number of AP Courses15 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesBiology, Calculus AB, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, Physics B, U.S. Government & Politics, U.S. History, World History
Average SAT score1250
Average ACT score25
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$52,950
Tuition NotesTuition shown for: Nine-month Boarding StudentFor more information on tuition, please visit http://sva.org/tuition-financial-aid
Acceptance Rate
85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorAdrienne Forbes

Sports

Total Sports Offered19 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Cycling, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Nordic Skiing, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, WeightliftingAlpine SkiingBadminton,
BasketballBowling,
Cross CountryCycling,
Freestyle SkiingGolf,
KayakingMountain Biking,
Nordic SkiingRock Climbing,
SnowboardingSoccer,
SwimmingTennis,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,
Weightlifting

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.

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The average private school tuition in California is $11,363 for elementary schools and $19,317 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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