Wy'East Mountain Academy

5.00 5 1 (3 reviews)
59550 East Highway 26
Sandy, OR 97055
  • Wy`East Mountain Academy is an exceptional and unique private boarding school for snowboarders, freestyle skiers, skateboarders, mountain bikers and lovers of the outdoors. Students train with Olympic medal winning coaches, excel in competitions within their sport, travel to world-class destinations and thrive while living on a beautiful 28-acre campus in the Pacific Northwest.
  • We accept all levels of student athletes from beginner to advanced. In addition to elite level coaching programs, we provide a challenging and rigorous college preparatory academic environment.

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    Wy'East mountain academy had a number of extremely accomplished staff (in action sports and life) relative to the small student population.. . .
  • Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
    I would say that one of the unique aspect is to not have any teachers teaching you directly. Learning by yourself at your own rhythm helps build your sense of responsibility and help you prioritize. . .
  • American Military University
    I think the most glaring unique aspect of this school was the campus and day-to-day activities. The entire campus was essentially a skate park, and at the time they were in the process of building. . .

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Definition of Terms
 | 2020 School Data
Wy'East MountainBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered7-12, PG7-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded19891907
Campus Size28 acres125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment35 students302 students
% Students of Color
10%
25%
% International Students
10%
20%
% Students Boarding
100%
70%
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio12:11:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1118
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
60%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes
Summer Program Cost$14,500
(Cost varies depending length of term)
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Finances

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$49,500$58,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a$32,000
Tuition international students$54,500$53,500
% Students on Financial Aid
20%
38%
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Director of AdmissionsDan Tattersfield
Associate Director of AdmissionsMike Hanley

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered916
SportsClimbing, Freestyle Skiing, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Paddle Tennis, Rock Climbing, Ski Jumping, Snowboarding, Surf Team

School Notes

  •  Wy'East Mountain Academy students range from 12 to 19 years old, 7th to 12th grade, with an option to continue with college courses up to age 20. Our students follow an online curriculum supported by teachers in a physical classroom environment, and adhere to a disciplined training schedule with their coaches for the rest of the day. Most snow sports students train on the mountain in the morning and attend class in the afternoon, while most skateboard and mountain bike students attend class in the morning and train in the afternoon. All students take their laptops and continue their classes while travelling. Wy`East Mountain Academy accepts all levels of student athletes, and we excel at helping students fulfill their potential and reach advanced levels in their sports. We offer Snowboarding, Skiing, Skateboarding and Mountain Biking as our focuses. Within the Skiing and Snowboarding programs we offer "park" and "big mountain" options. All programs travel extensively and attend national and international competitions. 
  • Wy'East Mountain Academy accreditations: Accreditation International, NCPSA, US Ski and Snowboard Certified Club, SEVP Authorized School
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Nick Goepper - Two-time Olympic medal winner in Slopestyle Skiing, Three-time Winter X Game gold medal winner, Board Member of WyEast Mountain Academy
    • Alex Beaulieu-Marchand - Bronze medal winner in Slopestyle at Pyeongchang, Korea Winter Olympics X Games silver medalist 2019 Slopestyle and Big Air
    • Alex Hackel - Member of US Ski Team, winner of 2020 X Games Real Ski Crowd Favorite
    • Lyman Currier - Two-time Olympian, Halfpipe Ski
    • Kristaps Thompson - Canadian National Ski Team, McGill Graduate School of Engineering

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