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Application Process

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

Returning students 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 the 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.

Submit a completed admissions application and the $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 at SMS that graduated after 2015, please click here 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.

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.

Financial Aid
If applying for need-based financial aid, please fill out an online Financial Aid Application (link will be live December 1st). 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 for admission (the priority deadline is March 15th).


Admission to Stratton Mountain School is awarded based on academic, athletic, and personal accomplishments, as well as potential. It is the school’s policy to accept qualified students without regard to sex, race, color, creed, or national or ethnic origin.

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