The Storm King School

314 Mountain Road,
Cornwall on Hudson, NY 12520
Tel: 845-458-7542
Gr: (Boarding) 8-12, PG | 150 students
Founded in 1867, The Storm King School celebrates a long tradition of helping students translate potential into success as they prepare for college.
Through academic classes, outstanding fine and performing arts, 19 varsity and club sports, and interesting extracurricular activities, the faculty offer 142 students in grades 8-12 opportunities to enrich themselves through learning and confidence building.
Honors and 10 AP courses are available.
The School offers boarding (80%) and day (20%) options.
The safe and peaceful 55-acre campus is located on the crest of Storm King Mountain, overlooking the Hudson River, and adjacent to the 3800-acre Black Rock Forest Preserve.
 New York City, with all of its cultural richness and opportunities, is about a one hour drive or train ride to the south.
In addition, the Learning Center offers support to any SKS student who needs extra help with study and organizational skills.

The Storm King School has a 100% college acceptance rate.

Upcoming Events and News

  • The Storm King School Wrestling Team Wins 2014 HVAL Championship! - 02/24/2014 - The Storm King School Varsity Wrestling Team clinched the Hudson Valley Athletic League Championship this season! After dropping 2 very close matches in the opening week of the season, the boys have won 17-straight matches to finish the season with another ...more

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Definition of Terms 
2013 School Data
The Storm King Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 8-12, PG 8-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1867 1907
Campus Size 55 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 150 students 300 students
% Students of Color 13% 18%
% International Students 50% 20%
% Students Boarding 80% 67%
Average SAT Score 2050 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1790 - 2100 -
Average ACT score 20 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Acadmics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Khaki Pants and white/navy blue polo or oxford shirt with school crest)
Average Class Size 10 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:5 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 10 15
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 69% 65%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $1 million $14 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$51,425 $47,200
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$27,470 $26,300
Tuition international students $51,425 $44,500
% Students on Financial Aid 35% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $15,000 $19,000
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No


Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required No Yes
Acceptance Rate 35% 57%
Director of Admissions Marek Pramuka  
Associate Director of Admissions Toni Scherrer  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 10 15
AP Art History AP Calculus
AP Computer Science AP Economics: Macro
AP English AP Physics
AP Psychology AP Statistics
AP Studio Art: Drawing Honors Humanities


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 14 13
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations 14 24
ExtracurricularsArt Club, Blue Key (Tour Guides), Community Service Club, Cougar Boosters, Environmental Club, Fitness Club, Hiking Club, National Honor Society, Outdoor Adventure, Ski/Snowboarding Club, Student Government, The Quarry Yearbook, The Voice (Monthly Literary), Theatre Club

College Matriculation

Year: 2013-2014 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Rutgers U 6
Boston U 5
Boston College 3
Drexel 3
Syracuse 3
Cornell 2
Michigan State University 2
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes:

  • 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, Japan, Italy, Kazakhstan, Korea, Lebanon, Philippines, Rwanda, Russia, Saudi Arabia, 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.
  • LD types supported: LD w/avg or above IQ
  • School accreditations: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Anthony Gair, ESQ - New York City Attorney
    • William Close '88 - The MASS Ensemble, A New Design in Music
    • Walter Reade - Movie Theatre Magnate
    • Sammy Mejia - Professional Basketball Player
    • Jack Hemingway - Author
    • Belazs Szabo - Author
    • Robert Toricelli - Senator, New Jersey
    • Wally Pfister - Academy Award winning cinematographer, director
    • Cara Castronuova - Boxer, trainer on “The Biggest Loser”

Nearby Schools:

The nearest school is South Kent School (32.9 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • South KentSouth Kent School
    All-boys  (Episcopal)
    40 Bulls Bridge Road
    South KentCT06785
    860-927-3539 ext.201
    32.9 mi | 180 students | Gr. 9-12
  • WashingtonThe Gunnery
    99 Green Hill Road
    38.9 mi | 298 students | Gr. 9-12
  • LakevilleThe Hotchkiss School
    11 Interlaken Road
    (860) 435-3102
    46.4 mi | 594 students | Gr. 9-12
  • SheffieldBerkshire School
    245 North Undermountain Road
    56.8 mi | 391 students | Gr. 9-12
  • BlairstownBlair Academy
    2 Park Street
    58 mi | 450 students | Gr. 9-12
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