The Storm King School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
314 Mountain Road
Cornwall on Hudson, NY 12520
  • 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 extensive extracurricular activities, the faculty offer 180 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 (72%) and day (28%) options.
  • The safe and scenic 60-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 Academic Support Program assists students with mild learning differences or organizational needs.
  • The Storm King School has a 100% college acceptance rate.

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  • Umass
    I felt like the campus was one bonus as it was very open and offered more than just a dorm and school. Another part was the creative teachings, it felt way different than public schools. . .

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Definition of Terms
 | 2019 School Data
The Storm KingBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered8-12, PG5-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18671910
Campus Size60 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment195 students313 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score1210* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1150 - 1430-
Average ACT score31*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Khaki Pants and white/navy blue polo or oxford shirt with school crest)
Average Class Size10 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:51:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1218
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYesYes


Endowment Size$2.5 million$20 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$32,000$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo


Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsMarek Pramuka
Associate Director of AdmissionsToni Scherrer

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1218
CoursesAP Art History, AP Calculus, AP Computer Science, AP Economics: Macro, AP Economics: Micro, AP English, AP Music, AP Physics, AP Psychology, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art: Drawing, Honors Humanities


# Interscholastic Sports Offered2516
SportsBallet, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Climbing, Crew, Cross Country, Cycling, Dance, Fencing, Figure Skating, Golf, Indoor Soccer, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Sailing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations2323
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Blue Key, Chrysalis, Cum Laude Honor Society, Fitness & Strength Training, Judo, Model UN, National Honor Society, Newspaper, School Magazine "The Quipster", Student Government, The Quarry Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Acapella, Outdoor Club Afternoon Activity, The Voice (Monthly Literary), Theater Productions, Theatre Club, Video Production

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Chinese Culture Club, Energy Patrol, Hiking Club, Outdoor Adventure, Ski/Snowboarding Club, World Leadership Program

College Matriculation

Year: 2013 - 201410 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Rutgers U6
Boston U5
Boston College3
Michigan State University2
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, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Ghana, Japan, Italy, Kazakhstan, Korea, , Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Rwanda, Slovakia, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, Vietnam and beyond. 
  • Our Information Sessions 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: Language-based mild learning differences, ADHD, etc.
  • The Storm King School accreditations: NYSAIS
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Anthony Gair, ESQ - New York City Attorney
    • Sammy Mejia '03 - Professional basketball player, 2nd round draft pick of the Detroit Pistons
    • William Close '88 - The MASS Ensemble, A New Design in Music
    • Walter Reade '35 - Movie Theatre Magnate
    • Whiting Willauer ’23 - Former U.S. Ambassador to Honduras and founder of Civil Air Transport (CAT)
    • Jack Hemingway ’41 - Writer, conservationist, son of great American author Ernest Hemingway
    • Peter Boyce ’54 - Astronomer, pioneer in publication and linking of electronic science journals
    • Mac Gayden, ’58 - Country music star. Gayden’s biggest hit as a writer is considered to be the song “Everlasting Love”
    • David Parks ’69 - photographer, film director, publicist, and author

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