Stratton Mountain School

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  • Stratton Mountain School is a winter sports academy based at Stratton Mountain in the heart of Southern Vermont's Green Mountains.
  • Our community of students, teachers, coaches and administrators share the pursuit of excellence in education and sport.
  • As the first ski academy accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, SMS has a strong tradition of college preparatory academics combined with the most comprehensive and innovative training programs available to alpine skiers, snowboarders, nordic skiers, freeskiers and freestyle skiers.
  • Please visit www.gosms.org to learn more about Stratton Mountain School and requirements for admission.

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
Year Founded1972

Student Body

Total Students123 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
4%
State avg.: 9%
Students by Grade Stratton Mountain School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size12 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesHonors American History II, Honors Biology, Honors Calculus I & II, Honors English 11 & 12, Honors Environmental Science, Honors French III, IV & V, Honors Geometry, Algebra II & Pre-Calculus, Honors Multicultural Studies, Honors Physics, Honors Spanish III, IV & V
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Outlined in Student-Parent Handbook)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineMar. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$55,105
Tuition Notes The above tuition is for Full Term Boarding Students. There are different tuition rates as well: http://www.gosms.org/admissions/tuition-financial-aid
% on Financial Aid
45%
Acceptance Rate
70%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorKate Nolan

Sports

Total Sports Offered12 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Cross Country, Cycling, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Nordic Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer, TennisAlpine SkiingBaseball,
Cross CountryCycling,
Freestyle SkiingGolf,
LacrosseMountain Biking,
Nordic SkiingSnowboarding,
SoccerTennis,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Mentoring Program, Student Council, Student Leadership

School Notes

  • The SMS faculty brings years of practical and academic experience into the classroom. More than 50 percent of our teaching staff holds a master`s degree. Individually, they are world-class athletes, historians, physicists, linguists, artists, farmers, and professional writers. Each faculty member incorporates his or her passion for teaching and a solid foundation in their field of study into the curriculum. Our commitment to employ teachers whose sole responsibility is teaching has resulted in an exceptional legion of academic staff. Importantly, our teachers have a passion for education, and they make great strides to ensure SMS student athletes are successful in the classroom. Stratton Mountain School offers a rich environment - one that is intellectually challenging both in and out of the classroom. During their years at SMS, our student athletes learn to demand excellence from themselves, to balance high expectations, and to maintain a rigorous schedule. They develop the crucial ability to translate independence into the sense of responsibility and maturity they will need to be successful in college and life beyond. Small classes emphasize the dynamic learning environment, ensuring each student athlete receives the attention he or she deserves. The rich learning environments combine interactive, hands-on application with video and audio tutorials. During the winter, the academic schedule is purposely constructed to cater to the aspiring world-class athlete without diminishing his or her academic course load.
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School Reviews

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Without compare. The combination of academics and focus on serious training for snow sports, incuding year round training and racing programs, makes Stratton heads and shoulders above other winter sports academies. And, the fact it is just a few hours drive from a Boston makes it incredibly accessible. If you can afford it, or obtain financial aid to attend, you should attend as SMS as it will provide you with sport discipline for life that is applied to all aspects in oneslife, provide friends and experiences you will take with you forever.
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The average private school tuition in Vermont is $10,141 for elementary schools and $31,180 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Vermont is 81% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).