Built on a Tradition of Excellence

SMS at a Glance

Mission Statement

Stratton Mountain School provides a unique environment that offers each student the opportunity to pursue excellence in competitive winter sports and college preparatory academics while developing strong personal values.

Founded in 1972

SMS was founded in 1972 by Warren Hellman and Donald Tarinelli.

At A Glance

College–preparatory academic program with an impressive college acceptance record

Five Winter Athletic Programs: Alpine Skiing, Nordic Skiing, Freeskiing, Freestyle Skiing, Snowboarding

Fall and spring athletics: Soccer, Cross–Country Running, Mountain Biking, Lacrosse, Cycling, Golf, Skateboarding, and Tennis

Full Term Program: (September–June) open to grades 8–12 & postgraduate

Winter Term Program: (November –March) open to grades 7–8

Postgraduate Program: provides the opportunity to train and compete in an elite, structured environment before moving on to a college or a National team.

Alumni include 42 Olympians (more than 66 Olympic Team placements): 2 Gold Medalists, 1 Silver Medalist and 2 Bronze Medalists; more than 100 National Team members; countless NCAA Team members, and leading professionals in many fields such as medicine, law, business, film, and sports.

2016-2017 Enrollment

Grades: 7–12 & Postgraduate

Total Students: 137

Full Term Students: 115

Winter Term Students: 21

Boarding Students: 69

Day Students: 68

International Students: 15

2016-2017 Class / Athletic Statistics

Average Grade Size: 25 students

Average Class Size: 10 students

Alpine Program: 81 athletes

Snowboard Program: 15 athletes

Nordic Program: 19 athletes

Freeskiing Program: 10 athletes

Freestyle Program: 12 athletes 

Campus Overview

The SMS campus is located at the base of Stratton Mountain in the heart of Southern Vermont’s Green Mountains. Facilities include:

  • Athletic Facilities
    • Air Awareness Center
    • The Greg Needell Gymnasium
    • The Greg Needell Strength Conditioning Room
    • Luckenbill Field
    • Sports Medicine Training & Rehabilitation Room
  • Ski & Snowboard Tuning Rooms
  • Patti Kaltsas Education, Arts and Student Center
  • Residential housing for students and staff
  • Academic, Dining, and Administrative Buildings
  • Outdoor Ice Skating Rink
  • Outdoor Paddle Tennis Court
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