Welcome from the Head of School
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 and Nordic ski racers and snowboarders.
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 soccer, lacrosse and golf, in addition to skiing and snowboarding. Residential life is enhanced by weekly evening workshops and field trips, ranging from the performing arts to woodworking. 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, Middlebury, Williams, Bates and the University of Vermont. In addition, SMS has had 53 Olympic placements and 33 Olympians as student athletes, while more than 90 athletes have been National Team members.
Sincerely, Christopher G. Kaltsas
Stratton Mountain School
The Stratton Mountain School mission is to provide each student with the opportunity to pursue excellence in competitive winter sports and college preparatory academics while developing strong personal values.
Founded in 1972. Relocated to new campus in 1999
College-preparatory academic program
Five major winter athletics programs: alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, freeskiing, freestyle skiing, snowboarding
Fall and spring athletics: soccer, cross-country running, lacrosse, cycling, golf, skateboarding, and tennis
Total enrollment is 125 for the 2013-2014 school year, grades 7–12 & postgraduate
- 97 full-term students, 25 winter-term students and 3 short-term students
- 76 boarding students and 49 day students
- 62 Alpine athletes
- 26 Snowboard athletes
- 21 Nordic athletes
- 7 Freeskiing athletes
- 9 Freestyle athletes
Average grade size is 20 students; average class size is 10 students
Full term program (September–June) is open to grades 7–12 & postgraduate
Winter term program (November 17–March 21) is open to grades 7–8 and grade 9 on a case-by-case basis
Alumni include leading professionals in many fields such as medicine, law, business, film and sports