The Storm King School

314 Mountain Road
Cornwall on Hudson, NY 12520
Tel: 845-458-7542
Gr: (Boarding) 8-12, PG | 165 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 160 students in grades 8-12 opportunities to enrich themselves through learning and confidence building.
Honors and 11 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.

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Definition of Terms 
2015 School Data
The Storm King Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 8-12, PG 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1867 1910
Campus Size 55 acres 110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 165 students 298 students
% Students of Color
13%
20%
% International Students
50%
20%
% Students Boarding
80%
70%
Average SAT Score 1700 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1500 - 2050 -
Average ACT score 20 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Khaki Pants and white/navy blue polo or oxford shirt with school crest)
Casual
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%
67%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $1 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$53,945 $49,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$28,816 $27,800
% Students on Financial Aid
35%
35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $25,000 $21,275
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No

Admission

Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required No Yes
Acceptance Rate
45%
55%
Director of AdmissionsMarek Pramuka
Associate Director of AdmissionsToni Scherrer

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

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

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 20 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Climbing, Crew, Cross Country, Cycling, Fencing, Golf, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 14 23
ExtracurricularsArt Club, Blue Key, Community Service Club, Cougar Boosters, Environment 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
SUNY 5
Boston College 3
Drexel 3
NYU 3
Syracuse 3
UCLA 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 and Student for a Day 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
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