Stratton Mountain School’s current projects include the Air Awareness Center and the Patti Kaltsas Center. Both buildings opened in 2014, however, your continued support helps to keep them up to date with state-of-the-art equipment and technology.
The Air Awareness Center
Stratton Mountain School’s 10,000-square-foot Air Awareness Center provides a safe and effective learning environment for athletes in the Snowboarding, Freeskiing and Freestyle programs. Through the use of state-of-the-art equipment and coaching, athletes have the opportunity to rapidly improve their skills while learning new tricks in a secure environment. Progressive training techniques and individualized instruction serve both the individual athlete and the program as a whole.
The Air Awareness Center features:
- A MaxAir Supertramp
- Two Ross trampolines
- A 20’x40’ foam pit
- A skate park
- Strength & conditioning training equipment
The Patti Kaltsas Center
The Patti Kaltsas Education, Arts & Student Center honors Patti Kaltsas, wife of Headmaster Chris Kaltsas, for her longtime commitment to the students of SMS and to support the creative spirit embodied in each child.
The 12,000-square-foot Patti Kaltsas Center opened in the fall of 2014. The building mirrors the common palette of materials used in the current buildings, which evoke a sense of continuity and are a collection of quintessential New England-style architecture. The Student Center is located off of the central campus green near the small dorm and faculty townhouses and shares magnificent views of Luckenbill Field below and the mountains beyond. This building houses critical classroom space, informal social spaces, a large community gathering space and art space to enhance the art curriculum.
On November 4, 2010, Stratton Mountain School lost one of its most devoted family members with the passing of Patricia “Patti” Kaltsas, wife of Headmaster Chris Kaltsas. Patti also leaves her three children, Paige Kaptuch, Hunter Kaltsas ’99 and Brooke Kaltsas ’00. A talented artist, Patti touched SMS in all areas, from her decorative style throughout campus to her class rocks devoted to each graduating class. Her steady presence was always one of comfort, love, and support.