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FAQs

Admissions

When should I apply?

Students are encouraged to apply before March 15th. We would also like to meet you! Our admissions visits typically occur from December to March. Visits usually consist of morning training on the hill, lunch at the school, and a tour and interview in the afternoon. Visit the Application Process Overview page for details.

Where should we stay when we visit SMS?

Call 1-800-STRATTON or visit www.stratton.com for information on lodging at Stratton Resort. If you would like to stay somewhere off the mountain visit: http://visitmanchestervt.com. Click HERE for driving directions. Manchester All-Hour Taxi service is very reliable if you need a taxi from the airport: 802-362-0062. Albany International Airport is the closest airport to our campus. Some families fly into Bradley International Aiport (Hartford, CT) and Logan International Airport (Boston, MA) as well.

Is financial aid available?

Financial aid is need-based. Stratton Mountain School offers financial aid to student athletes based primarily on the family’s need for support. Because the financial aid program is limited, parents are encouraged to apply before March 15. Visit the Tuition & Financial Aid page for details.

Where can one find information on SMS's college placement record?

Our ultimate goal is to help each student athlete to identify and gain admission to the best colleges for his or her individual needs. Visit the College Acceptances page for recent college acceptances. For information on our College Counseling program, click here.

Where can I find course descriptions?

You can find course descriptions on the Curriculum page of our website. You can sort courses to view them by each Department.

How do I know if a winter sports academy is for me?

Enrolling in a new school is an exciting challenge. Finding the right school for you is part of the process. The major difference between a traditional boarding school and SMS is our strong commitment to supporting winter sports. Our students enroll with a passion for their sport and internal motivation to seek their best.

What makes SMS different?

Stratton Mountain School’s Mission Statement speaks to the opportunity for each student athlete to pursue excellence in competitive winter sports and college preparatory academics while developing strong personal values. We are committed to this unique combination of athletics and academics in a residential environment. We believe that by holding high expectations of our student athletes and demanding their best, each student athlete will aspire to reach his or her own potential while elevating those around them.

What other sports are offered?

In addition to our fall dryland training program, our student athletes have the opportunity to play interscholastic soccer or run on the cross-country team in the fall. A select few can also compete on the skateboarding team in the fall. In the spring, we offer interscholastic lacrosse for boys and girls as well as golf, cycling and tennis.

What else do kids do besides ski, snowboard and go to school?

Our kids participate in local community service projects, enjoy annual social events such as our spring prom and Halloween dance, or engage in fun weekend activities throughout the region. Our fall and spring sports also provide healthy alternatives to the rigors of our primary focus.

 
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