Reopening SMS

A Letter to Our Community

*** Updated on 8/4. New information is in bold.***

Dear Stratton Mountain School Community,

As we look toward the 2020/2021 academic year, I would like to share some details about the steps Stratton Mountain School is actively taking to welcome students and families back to campus on September 7.
The reopening of campus will follow strict COVID-19 protocols, incorporating best practices from the CDC, the US Department of Education, the VT Dept of Health, the VT Agency of Education, the NAIS, US Ski and Snowboard, and the USOPC, which have each generated policies that will guide the development of the Stratton Mountain School COVID-19 Manual (SMSC19 Manual). The development of this manual is being overseen by the appointed Steering Committee and will be released in July. Until that time, our campus remains closed to the public.
In the meantime, our facilities team continues to focus on the regular cleaning of high contact areas and making sanitation materials available throughout campus. All visitors, including staff, must wear masks and take their temperature before entering any building. The CDC asks symptomatic individuals to stay at home. Stratton Mountain School echoes this recommendation and asks that community members with signs of respiratory illness or fever remain at home. 
Much has changed since we closed our doors in March, and the situation will continue to evolve as this pandemic progresses. Stratton Mountain School will continue to update you on the situation and take action where necessary over the next few months. 
I wish you all a happy and healthy summer.

In partnership,

Carson Thurber
Head of School

Our Steering Committee

List of 10 items.

  • Carson Thurber

    Head of School, Alumni '02
  • Trey Dobson, MD

    Chief Medical Officer and Emergency Physician, Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health
  • Holly Wendell

    Assistant Head of School, Science Teacher
  • Jim Sullivan

    Admissions Director
  • Mary Via

    Business Manager
  • Mike Morin

    Alpine Program Director
  • Catherine Sterling, PhD

    Science & Math Teacher, Residential Dorm Staff
  • Katy McNabb

    Director of Advancement
  • Jess Baron

    Current SMS Parent, Trustee, Alumni '93
  • Gabrielle Guise

    Past SMS Parent
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.