Top Mountaineering Boarding Schools
- For the 2020 school year, there are 22 top boarding schools offering Mountaineering as an interscholastic sport, serving 5,120 students.
Sun Valley Community School Photo - Our location allows students to enjoy a wide range of mountain activities that span four seasons. Students participate in alpine, big mountain, cross-country, freeski, and backcountry skiing, hiking, whitewater kayaking, mountain biking, fly-fishing, figure skating, hockey, and more.
Hoosac School Photo - Hoosac School rests on 350 rolling acres in the Northern Berkshires in New York. Hoosac believes that the individual student is the centerpiece of their education. We structure our academic programs to suit the strengths and passions of each student, helping them to reach their full potential.
Eaglebrook School Photo - At the heart of the school is the shared life of teachers, their families, and boys working together. This is the common room of Halsted House, one of five dormitories on campus.
Steward Outdoor School Photo - Come visit our beautiful 740 acre campus located in coastal Connecticut.
Berkshire School Photo - Founded in 1907, Berkshire is a co-ed boarding and day school for grades 9-12 & PG. Advanced Math/ScienceResearch, Advanced Humanities Research, Sabin Entrepreneurial Prize, a range of arts offerings, and championship athletics on a stunning 400-acre campus in the Berkshires.
The Greenwood School Photo - "Makers of Vermont" is a signature program at The Greenwood School in VT, where students learn to craft metal objects and tools in our blacksmith's forge.
Colorado Rocky Mountain School Photo - With 160 students, relationships are at the core of the Colorado Rocky Mountain School experience. This close-knit community resides on a 320-acre historic ranch, at the confluence of two rivers and base of Mount Sopris, providing not only an outdoor learning laboratory but a launch point for boundless outdoor adventure.
Northwood School Photo - Northwood School is set on an 88 acre campus, walking distance from the village of Lake Placid, NY and based in the 6 million acre Adirondack Park.
Holderness School Photo - Our alumni consistently tell us that our student run Job Program was formative for their future success, noting proudly that they were supervisors, event planners, and project managers before they even graduated high school.
Bodwell High School Photo - Bodwell students can learn a musical instrument in band or discover a passion in the visual arts.
Fountain Valley School of Colorado Photo - Fountain Valley School from the sky. Drone photo taken by Max Seigal FVS '06.
Top Mountaineering Boarding Schools (2020)
- School Location Grades Students
- PO Box 388
Balsam, NC 28707
Grades: 7-12 | 32 students
- 54-230 Kamehameha Hwy
Hauula, HI 96717
Grades: 5-12, PG | K-12, PG (day) | 70 students
- 955 Harbourside Drive
North Vancouver, BC, Canada V7P 3S4
Grades: 8-12 | 650 students
6085 Hasliberg Goldern, Switzerland 6085
Grades: 8-12, PG | 120 students
- 14 Greenwood Lane
Putney, VT 05346
Grades: 6-12 | 55 students
- 211 Indian Mountain Road
Lakeville, CT 06039
Grades: 5-9 | Pre-K-9 (day) | 250 students
- Chemin de la Source
Leysin, Switzerland 1854
Grades: 7-12, PG | 340 students
- 476 Skiff Mountain Road
Kent, CT 06757
Grades: 9-12, PG | 120 students
- 253 Bushy Hill Road
Ivoryton, CT 06442
Grades: 6-9 | 14 students
- 1 Community School Drive
Sun Valley, ID 83353
Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 423 students
- 59550 East Highway 26
Sandy, OR 97055
Grades: 7-12 | 35 students
What prompts somebody to start a boarding school? The motives range from idealism to munificence right on through to capitalism. The common thread seems to be ample capital and a vision of what education can do.
Social media is an essential part of a boarding school's marketing strategy
Parents considering schools should read New York Times columnist Frank Bruni's book about college admissions entitled Where You Go Is Not Who You Will Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania. Much of what he says applies in the private K-12 world.