Steamboat Mountain School
- Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
- Enrollment: 160 students
- Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $62,900
- Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $38,700
- Average class size: 8 students
- Application Deadline: None / Rolling
- Source: Verified school update
Academics and Faculty
Kristen Heard, K-8
- WHO WE ARE:
- Our Mission: Steamboat Mountain School challenges the intellects and imaginations of its students to help them lead productive, creative, and responsible lives in a dynamic, global society. Accredited by The Association of Colorado Independent Schools (ACIS) and a member of both, National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), and The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS).
- Our CommunitySteamboat: Mountain School resides on a 140-acre campus, bordered by 2,000,000 acres of wilderness. Roughly half of our boarding students hail from Colorado, but we also draw students from Alabama, California, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Nevada, Rhode Island, Texas, Washington, Connecticut and Wyoming. We have international students from Belgium, Canada, Mexico, Vietnam and Australia.
- OUR PROGRAMS:Experiential ProgramAt Steamboat Mountain School the experiences that students have in the outdoors and on Global Immersion Studies trips promote self-reliance, grit, cooperation, and collaboration. As students learn to push their physical and mental limits, they gain confidence in their strength and efficacy as human beings.
- Outdoor Program: Each student participates in a three-night orientation camp trip, backpacking in our local wilderness areas and learning Leave-no-trace wilderness ethics every Fall. During Desert Week, students travel to southeastern Utah to develop their skills on a more extended and extensive trip. Students backpack, kayak, canyoneer, rock climb, canoe, and mountain bike.
- Sustainable Agriculture Program: Since its founding, Steamboat Mountain School has been committed to educating students about the environment and empowering students as stewards of our natural resources. Students in various courses have an opportunity to connect with their environment through the food system. Working with the school`s chef as well as area farmers, students devote time to greenhouse care and management and campus food composting.
- Competitive Ski/Ride Program: Students participate in the competitive ski and snowboard programs in partnership with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club (SSWSC). During the fall, they participate in dryland training. In winter, because of the travel schedule inherent in high-level competition, these athletes drop two classes. Then, in April, while the Global Immersion Studies students are traveling, competitive athletes enter a month of intensive two-hour courses to make up the credits. Students who excel in both academics and at their sports truly demonstrate an ability to work independently, and to achieve at the highest level, both athletically and intellectually. 35 students have been members of the US Ski Team, US Snowboarding Team, or X Game Teams. 16 have competed in the Olympics.
- Global Studies (GS): We build global understanding in ways no other school can match. Our one-of-a-kind Global Immersion Studies program combines cultural immersion, adventure, community building, and self-discovery as students spend four weeks each year in a developing-world country. By the time they graduate, students will have spent four months in four different countries on four continents. Starting in December students meet in weekly seminars discussing current topics that are relevant to the countries to which they will travel. These seminars are led by teachers or outside speakers and sometimes involve Skype conversations with people in the countries that the group will visit. In April, the students travel to their destinations for four weeks. All of the trips have community service, adventure, and homestay components.
- Community Service: Steamboat Mountain School believes in the value of selfless service, both locally and globally. All students participate in weekly service work in the Steamboat Springs area, and Global Studies travel incorporates meaningful service projects in the communities to which students travel.
- Steamboat Mountain School accreditations: ACIS, TABS
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Steamboat Mountain School cost?
Steamboat Mountain School's tuition is approximately $62,900 for boarding students and $38,700 for day students.
What sports does Steamboat Mountain School offer?
Steamboat Mountain School offers 9 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Climbing, Freestyle Skiing, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Nordic Skiing, Rock Climbing, Ski Jumping and Snowboarding.
What is Steamboat Mountain School's ranking?
Steamboat Mountain School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for Small average class sizes.
When is the application deadline for Steamboat Mountain School?
The application deadline for Steamboat Mountain School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
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