Wy'East Mountain Academy

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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 7-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 64 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $61,500
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $39,500
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Wy'East Mountain Academy ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 285 schools) for:

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
Wy'East Mountain Academy
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
7-12, PG
School Type
ADD/ADHD Support
Religious Affiliation
Year Founded
Campus Size
28 acres
126 acres

Student Body

64 students
319 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Offers Post-Grad Year

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
Classroom Dress Code
Average Class Size
12 students
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
ESL Courses Offered
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program Offered
Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
Tuition international students
Summer Program Cost
(Cost varies depending length of term)
% Students on Financial Aid
Merit Scholarships Offered

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Jan. 15
Director of Admissions
Dan Tattersfield
Associate Director of Admissions
Mike Hanley


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
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Wy'East Mountain Academy cost?
Wy'East Mountain Academy's tuition is approximately $61,500 for boarding students and $39,500 for day students.
Who are famous alumni from Wy'East Mountain Academy?
Wy'East Mountain Academy famous alumni include: Nick Goepper, Alex Beaulieu-Marchand, Alex Hackel, Lyman Currier and Kristaps Thompson.
What sports does Wy'East Mountain Academy offer?
Wy'East Mountain Academy offers 9 interscholastic sports: Climbing, Freestyle Skiing, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Ski Jumping, Skiing, Snowboarding and Surf Team.
Does Wy'East Mountain Academy offer a summer program?
Yes, Wy'East Mountain Academy offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What is Wy'East Mountain Academy's ranking?
Wy'East Mountain Academy ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for Small student body (number of students) and High percentage of boarding students.
When is the application deadline for Wy'East Mountain Academy?
The application deadline for Wy'East Mountain Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

Alumni Reviews Review School


Class of 2012
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. . .

Class of 2019
Wy'East mountain academy had a number of extremely accomplished staff (in action sports and life) relative to the small student population.. . .

Class of 2009
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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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 7-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 64 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $61,500
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $39,500
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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