Steamboat Mountain School
Steamboat Mountain School (9-12, private) is a co-ed boarding and day school, well-known for their intense college preparatory classes, which helps prepare students for education at a higher level.
With the academic curriculum here including a heavy emphasis on winter sports and an annual foreign travel trip, Steamboat Mountain School students find success in the classroom while enjoying many activities outside of it. With notable graduates such as Johnny Spillane and Pep Fujas, future Olympic athletes and X-Games competitors grace the halls and dorms on a regular basis.
With a mission statement as follows, it is easy to see how this school has been instrumental in changing the lives of its students:
"Through a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, challenging wilderness experiences, a premier winter sports program, and unique foreign travel opportunities, the Steamboat Mountain School fosters the personal growth of its students, preparing them to succeed in advanced study, to serve as passionate stewards of our human and natural worlds, and to pursue responsible, creative lives."
The school has approximately 60 students, which allows for a close-knit classroom that combines college prep with outdoor adventure. All students participate in weekly service work in Steamboat and outdoor programs that offer climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, hiking and other outdoor adventures. To add to this, Steamboat Mountain School's Global Immersion Studies program takes students for a month to learn in another country. Throughout the program's history, students have traveled to 56 different countries. During this time, students working with the Winter Sports Club enter a month of intensive four-hours-a-day courses to make up for the coursework they dropped during competition season. 17 Steamboat Mountain School alumni have competed in the Olympics, and 2 have won Olympic medals.
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