The SMS Postgraduate (PG) program is designed to provide student athletes with the opportunity to train and compete in their sport in an elite, structured environment before moving on to a college or National team. The typical postgraduate student athlete has just earned his or her high school diploma and is aspiring to obtain a National Team nomination or a collegiate athletic scholarship in his or her first year out of high school. Throughout the nine-month program, student athletes will train and compete at world-class venues with the best coaches in the country. Each student athlete will have full access to our state-of-the-art facilities, weight room, sports conditioning facility, tuning room, dining room and computer room. Most often, the PG program is an athletic endeavor only. Our postgraduates are highly competitive athletes who train and travel for competition throughout the fall and winter.
Many PGs choose not to participate in a full academic course load in order to focus on his or her sport.
Optional Academic Component
The postgraduate academic component is the ideal program for a student athlete who is looking to enhance his or her academic record alongside an advanced, sport-specific training schedule. Postgraduate students either enroll in classes to repeat his or her senior year or engage in certain classes to bolster their transcripts in order to better their chances of being accepted to the college of their choice. Course loads can vary and online collegiate courses are an option.
For more information regarding the Postgraduate Program, please contact Kate Nolan, Admissions Director.