Why SMS?

Why choose SMS?

At Stratton Mountain School, we strive to provide 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.

List of 8 items.

  • Independence and Self-Motivation are Cultivated Daily

    SMS alumni enter college with a strong ability to focus and work hard. In a survey of recent graduates, one alumnus said, “I can survive such busy school days and college-level work because I graduated from SMS.”
  • Academic Delivery on the Road is No Problem

    Students and teachers stay connected on class web pages, through message boards, email, text, and phone. SMS students master time management and remote learning to strive for excellence in both academics and athletics.
  • You'll Have Access to Cutting-Edge Academic Technology

    At SMS, we have refined remote learning practices to support student-athletes during the busy competition season fully. Teachers and students collaborate in real-time, using the latest technology to attend class from afar.
  • Teachers Teach & Coaches Coach

    At SMS, we believe that teachers should teach, and coaches should coach. Our teaching faculty’s qualifications are unparalleled. 70% of our teachers hold advanced degrees, and SMS coaches are also working at the top of their field. 
  • You Have Choices

    With 48 different courses and counting, a wide selection of secondary sports, and frequent campus activities, you will always have choices. Our school may be small, but we offer lots of variety in academics, athletics, and student life!
  • Your College Preference is Within Reach

    Each year, more than half of our graduates are accepted at top-tier colleges and universities. The SMS Class of 2020 graduated 31 students who were accepted to many other prestigious schools, including Dartmouth, Middlebury, and more!
  • Being Smart & Motivated is the Norm, and Celebrated

    At Stratton Mountain School, all community members are encouraged to strive for excellence. With a school full of future Olympians, All-Americans, Ivy Leaguers, and Honors College graduates, everyone around you is motivated, too.
  • You Have a Support Team

    Each student has an adviser who guides them through their SMS experience. They will help you decide on courses, keep in touch with your family on your academic, athletic, and social progress, and host you for fun get-togethers in small groups.
Stratton Mountain School is an independent boarding and day school that focuses on college preparatory academics and competitive winter sports. Located at the base of Stratton Mountain, SMS is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools.