Welcome from the Headmaster
Stratton Mountain School is a winter sports academy based at Stratton Mountain in the heart of Southern Vermont’s Green Mountains. Our community of students, teachers, coaches and administrators share the pursuit of excellence in education and sport. As the first ski academy accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, SMS has a strong tradition of college preparatory academics combined with the most comprehensive and innovative training programs available to alpine, freeski, freestyle, nordic and snowboard athletes.
The school calendar and daily schedules are designed to maximize training time and accommodate competition schedules without sacrificing a well-balanced academic program. Competitive teams include cross country, lacrosse, mountain biking, and soccer, in addition to the ski and snowboard programs at SMS. Residential life is enhanced by weekend activities, community service opportunities and field trips. Since the school’s inception, nearly every SMS graduate has continued to a four-year college or deferred to pursue a career in ski racing or snowboarding. Many students have pursued an education at colleges such as Dartmouth, Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Middlebury, Williams and the University of Vermont. In addition, Stratton Mountain School’s history includes 75 Olympic team placements and 46 Olympians, and more than 100 National Team members.
Christopher G. Kaltsas
Stratton Mountain School Headmaster