Student Life & Leadership
Student Life & Activities at SMS
The goal of the student life program at Stratton Mountain School is to foster and maintain a strong campus community. Both boarding and day students are welcomed and encouraged to take part in campus activities and to make full use of the student center, gym, art room and outdoor spaces.
Throughout the year, activities are offered both on and off campus over the weekends for boarding students. Past off-campus trips have been to Paintball, Six Flags, Boston and Burlington. Additionally, every weekend there are trips to the grocery store, local restaurants and to the movies. On campus weekend activities have included movie nights, dances, art projects, tie-dye shirt making, cook-offs, pretzel making, faculty open houses, and paddle tennis tournaments. Recurring weeknight community events have included open mic nights, trivia competitions, and bingo nights.
Student Leadership at SMS
Stratton Mountain School’s Student Leadership Program is designed to increase ownership amongst the student body and enhance the overall community of the school. Student leadership positions, which are chosen by a committee of faculty members, are well-respected by the staff and require commitment as well as previously demonstrated leadership capabilities.
Filling a position of leadership means the student is a de facto member of student council. The student will work with the Dean of Students and Director of Student Leadership to create positive, pleasant experience for his or her peers at SMS.
Leadership: The student has demonstrated strong leadership potential during his or her tenure at SMS. His or her behavior serves as a model for other students.
Reliability: The student attends classes and training and is always punctual.
Good Conduct: The student has never and will never violate major school rules.
Respect: The student has earned the respect of the staff and his or her peers. He or she is always respectful of others.
Student Leadership Positions:
Dorm Prefect: Works closely with the adult dorm heads and the Director of Student Leadership to help implement and enforce policies that ensure a safe and healthy residential life program.
Head of New & International Students: Engages new and international students in life at SMS by encouraging the creation of and participation in a diverse range of activities.
Academic Mentor: Offers guidance and pointers to underclassmen, especially during the demanding winter months.
Admissions Ambassador: Helps to shape the future of the school by engaging with prospective students and their families to provide a well-rounded student perspective on life at SMS.
Head of Weekend Activities: Works with the Director of Student Activities to create fun and exciting activities for students.
Sustainability Representative: Works on projects to improve the environmental impact of SMS and ensures the campus is left in a clean and well-maintained manner.
School Spirit Advocate: Helps organize school spirit initiatives and extra-curricular events to enhance the school community.
Community Service Lead: In collaboration with the Director of Student Leadership, this student will assist in organizing opportunities to engage in community service both on campus and in the community.
Anti-Bullying Advocate: Works with a team of faculty members to create activities that promote camaraderie, sportsmanship, and a safe and healthy environment on and off campus.