The Storm King School

Tel: (845) 534-9860 Ext. 236
314 Mountain Road
Cornwall on Hudson, NY 12520
The Storm King School is celebrating 155 years! Nestled atop Storm King Mountain in New York's scenic Hudson Valley, about an hour from New York City, SKS welcomes 175 college-bound boarding and day students from 25+ countries.
Our educational approach is highly individualized and project-based, and many classes occur outside of the traditional classroom walls.
SKS is best known for our renowned faculty, competitive science/math programs, far-reaching humanities programs, robust arts, and both championship and no-cut sports.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 8-12, PG
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $72,000
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $39,000
  • Acceptance rate: 47%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Storm King School ranks among the top 10 schools with < 200 students (out of 89 schools) for:

Category
Attribute
Offering Breadth

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
The Storm King School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
8-12, PG
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
ADHD, Language-based or Mild Learning Difference
n/a
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1867
1906
Campus Size
55 acres
130 acres

Student Body

% Students of Color
50%
25%
% International Students
45%
20%
% Students Boarding
65%
67%
Average SAT Score
1250
* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Average Class Size
10 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
15
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
60%
71%
Summer Program Offered
No
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$2 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$72,000
$64,000
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$39,000
$34,180
% Students on Financial Aid
40%
40%
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
47%
60%
Director of Admissions
Marek Pramuka
Associate Director of Admissions
Toni Scherrer

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
15
17
Courses
Advanced British Literature, Advanced Chemistry, Advanced Psychology, Advanced Topics in Mathematics, AP 2D Art & Design, AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Literature and Composition, AP MacroEconomics, AP MicroEconomics, AP Physics C Electricity & Magnetism, AP Physics C Mechanics, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
26
23
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Admissions Tour Guides, Art Club, Black Student Union, Community Service Club, Green Team, Intersectional Feminism, Judicial Committee, LBGTQ, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, Newspaper, Resident Assistants, Spanish Club, Sports Broadcasting, STEM, Student Entertainment, Student Government, Travel Club, Yearbook Committee

Arts and Music Programs:
Builders Club, Ceramics Club, Creative Arts and Literary Publication, Pep Band, Photography, Theater Productions

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Outdoor Adventure

College Matriculation

Year:
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)

School Notes

  • Student Body 175; 65% Boarding, 35% Day; 50% Female, 50% Male
  • Teaching Faculty 34 (most with advanced degrees, most live on campus)
  • Located about an hour north of New York City, in New York's scenic Hudson Valley, 1-hour from JFK airport
  • 3 Classroom Buildings; Gymnasium with Dance Studio, Cardio, Weights, Basketball Court, Fencing, etc.; Theater, Art Center with studio and digital lab, 6 Dormitories, Commons overlooking the Hudson River, Music Studio, 2 Athletic Fields, Student Center with snack bar, School Store
  • 100% College Placement, our students have diverse interests and talents
  • LD types supported: ADHD, Language-based or Mild Learning Difference
  • The Storm King School accreditations: The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS), New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS), MSA
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Storm King School cost?
The Storm King School's tuition is approximately $72,000 for boarding students and $39,000 for day students.
What is the acceptance rate of The Storm King School?
The acceptance rate of The Storm King School is 47%, which is lower than the boarding school average of 60%. The Storm King School's acceptance rate is ranked as one of the top boarding schools with low acceptance rates.
What sports does The Storm King School offer?
The Storm King School offers 17 interscholastic sports: Badminton, Ballet, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Crew, Cross Country Running, Dance, Fencing, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Soccer, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball and Wrestling. The Storm King School is ranked as one of the top boarding schools for most sports offered.
What is The Storm King School's ranking?
The Storm King School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for Low acceptance rates and Most sports offered.
When is the application deadline for The Storm King School?
The application deadline for The Storm King School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Class of 2018
5.00
VIA University College
The campus is not just beautiful by its own merit, but also happens to be placed almost in the middle of the forest. Black Rock Forest is 2 minutes away from your dorm room an. . .

Class of 2021
5.00
George Washington University
Two most unique things about SKS when I went there were the size and diversity of the student body. The largest number of students the school had while I went there was only 190 students. . .

Class of 2019
5.00
Georgia Institute of Technology
The Storm King School offers a diverse cultural experience for boarding students as a majority of the students living on campus have an international background. The school embraces this diversity in allowing students a multitude. . .
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  • Grades: (Boarding) 8-12, PG
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  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $39,000
  • Acceptance rate: 47%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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