255 Squaw Valley Road | P.O. Box 2180
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
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Lake Tahoe Preparatory School Photo #1 - Lake Tahoe Prep is a coeducational boarding school for students in grades 9-12 located in Olympic Valley, California. With a student body of 70 and student to teacher ratio of 7:1, we lead a program built upon personalized attention. Our students benefit from our robust curriculum approved by the University of California.
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Lake Tahoe Preparatory School Photo #1 - Lake Tahoe Prep is a coeducational boarding school for students in grades 9-12 located in Olympic Valley, California. With a student body of 70 and student to teacher ratio of 7:1, we lead a program built upon personalized attention. Our students benefit from our robust curriculum approved by the University of California.
Lake Tahoe Preparatory School Photo #2 - Students may ski or snowboard daily during the winter months. Lake Tahoe Prep is located 1 mile from Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Ski Resort.
Lake Tahoe Preparatory School Photo #3 - The LTP Courtyard separates the dormitories and gives students a quiet place to converse. Students reside in one of three dormitories on campus. The new dormitory uses south-facing solar panels to take full advantage of the average 300 days of sunshine to reduce our environmental footprint.
Lake Tahoe Preparatory School Photo #4 - Lake Tahoe is a premier world-renown resort destination year-round. The blue skies, clear water, dense forests, and deep snow make it a haven for for everyone - from outdoor enthusiasts to authors and explorers.
Lake Tahoe Preparatory School Photo #5 - Our small class sizes, averaging 7 students, allow teachers to provide increased individual instruction.
Lake Tahoe Preparatory School Photo #6 - Students may take full advantage of the LTP Art Studio. The Art Studio offers resources for drawing/sketching, painting, photography, and ceramics.
Lake Tahoe Preparatory School Photo #7 - Many students enjoy recording music in the recording studio.
Lake Tahoe Preparatory School Photo #8 - Students reside in adult-supervised dormitories. Due to Covid 19 the students are living in private rooms. Rooms are furnished with beds, dressers/clothing storage, desks & chairs, in-room dormitory refrigerators, and individual combination in-room safes for students to store their valuables. Most dorm rooms include en-suite bathrooms.
Lake Tahoe Preparatory School Photo #9 - LTP serves house-made meals. A fresh salad bar is available each day, and there are ample, year-round fresh fruits and snacks between meals. We also offer vegetarian options and can accommodate some special dietary needs.
Lake Tahoe Preparatory School Photo #10 - Students enjoy daily outdoor afternoon activities.
Lake Tahoe Preparatory School is private, college-preparatory boarding school located at Lake Tahoe, California.
We enroll students who are between 14 and 18 years of age in high school and accept International Students.
LTP has 100% acceptance to U.S. universities and 4-Year colleges.
All graduates receive an average of 3 University or 4-Year College acceptances.
Students may attend in-person or online classes for grades 9-12, or short-term for one semester, one academic year, or summer school.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Students: 70 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $55,000
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 7 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

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School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2021 School Data
Lake Tahoe Preparatory School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12, PG
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1978
1907
Campus Size
3 acres
125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
70 students
300 students
% Students of Color
30%
25%
% International Students
30%
20%
% Students Boarding
95%
70%
Average SAT Score
1350
* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)
1250 - 1500
-
Average ACT score
25
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Solid colored shirt with collar.)
Casual
Average Class Size
7 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
16
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
90%
70%
Summer Program Offered
Yes

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$55,000
$59,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a
$32,995
Tuition international students
$55,000
$54,500
Summer Program Cost
$4,000
(4000 for each 3 week session)
% Students on Financial Aid
20%
40%
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
80%
58%
Director of Admissions
Adrienne Forbes

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
16
17
Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Studio Art, AP U. S. History, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP World History, Physics B, Psychology

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
25
23
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Community Service Club, National Honor Society, Student Newspaper, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Ceramics Club, Music Instruction

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Alpine Skiing & Snowboarding, Backpacking Club, Badminton Club, Basketball Club, Bouldering, Camping Club, Hiking Club, Indoor Rock Climbing, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Nordic Skiing, Sea Kayaking, Swimming, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Yoga

College Matriculation

Year: 2016 - 2020
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of California, Irvine
4
Miami University
3
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
2
Berklee College of Music
1
Drexel University
1
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
1
University of Massachusetts, Boston
1
University of Pittsburgh
1
University of San Francisco
1
Universtiy of California, Berkeley
1

School Notes

  • At Lake Tahoe Preparatory School, we believe all our students deserve a robust education designed to meet them where they are in their academic journey, and those journeys are very different depending on the student.Our unique program fosters the success of each and every student. Our low student to faculty ratio of 7:1 inspires a superior academic program built on individualized learning and meaningful relationships. Our students benefit from taking part in the best outdoor sports Lake Tahoe offers, including big mountain skiing, and our wellness model prioritizes the physical, emotional, and social health of our students. Lake Tahoe Preparatory School provides a nurturing environment for each student to develop competency and confidence along their academic and social journeys.Lake Tahoe Preparatory School meets students where they are in their academic journey. We champion lifelong intellectual curiosity, physical fitness, and personal resilience. We achieve 100 percent university acceptance, and our students graduate ready to learn, ready to launch, ready to lead.In 2020, we marked the 42-year anniversary of our school with a name change to Lake Tahoe Preparatory School. Our new name signifies our role in preparing our students to be ready to learn, ready to launch, and ready to lead as they pursue their education now at Lake Tahoe, California and in their global future.  
  • LD types supported: Dyslexia/Mild Learning Differences
  • Lake Tahoe Preparatory School accreditations: Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges; National Independent Private School Association (NIPSA); AdvancED/Cognia
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Christopher Harlem - VOSS WATER ASA Founder CEO, HARLEM FOODS AG
    • Martin Rasinger - CEO, BagJump Action Sports
Profile last updated: 11/01/2021
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Students: 70 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $55,000
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 7 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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