Squaw Valley Academy

Tel: (530)583-9393
  • 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 Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1978

Student Body

Total Students80 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by GradeSquaw Valley Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
66%
Average Class Size8 students
Number of AP Courses8 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 score1090
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Khaki pants and polo shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$48,789
Tuition NotesTuition shown for: Nine-month Boarding Student August 18, 2013 - May 16, 2014For more information on tuition, please visit http://sva.org/tuition-financial-aid
Acceptance Rate
85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorAdrienne Forbes

Sports

Total Sports Offered21 sports
SportsAlpine 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,
BasketballBowling,
Cross CountryCycling,
Flag FootballFreestyle Skiing,
GolfIce Hockey,
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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