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Application Process

Stratton Mountain School accepts applications from November 1 to March 15, and the Admissions Committee will review them on a rolling basis. March 15 is our priority deadline for applications for admission as well as financial aid. For all applications received by March 15, Stratton Mountain School will notify applicants by April 15. The Admissions Committee will continue to review applications after the deadline on a rolling basis while spaces are still available, and candidates will be notified once we have reviewed all elements of the application.

Returning student athletes need not re-apply and will receive enrollment contracts for the following school year in early February.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the Stratton Mountain School Admissions Office has received all necessary materials. Since admission to Stratton Mountain School is highly competitive, we encourage you to submit all parts of the application as soon as possible.

1. APPLICATION—Submit a complete admissions application and $100 application fee online.

New families- If the applicant does not currently have a sibling at SMS, please click on the new families link. You will then register as a new user on our portal. Click here for step-by-step instructions.

Returning families- If the applicant currently has a sibling at SMS or had a sibling that graduated after 2015, please click on the returning family link to complete an online application. You already have a registered account on our parent portal.

Postgraduate applicants- Applicants applying for a postgraduate year need not submit a full online application unless they plan to take classes at Stratton Mountain School. The PG application is available for download on the right-hand side of this page. Applicants who plan to take classes must complete a full online application.

2. INTERVIEW/CAMPUS TOUR—It is highly recommended that every candidate visit the school for a full day. If it is not possible to schedule a visit to the school during the winter, it is very helpful for us to receive a video of the applicant skiing or snowboarding. Click here for directions to our campus. 

3. FINANCIAL AIDIf applying for need-based financial aid, please visit http://sss.nais.org/, The School and Student Service by NAIS, to fill out an online Financial Aid Application. The school might also require you to supply your current-year tax returns. Financial aid is determined separately from admission. It cannot be awarded until the school has received and reviewed the report from the SSS. Applicants are encouraged to apply for financial aid at the same time they are applying admission (priority deadline, March 15).



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