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Number of Students

60 (16% international)

Accepting Students in Grades


ESL Programs

Steamboat Mountain School

Private Boarding School – Steamboat Springs , Colorado

Steamboat Mountain School is a co-educational boarding school that blends academics and adventure, combining an outstanding college-preparatory curriculum with extraordinary programs out of the classroom and around the globe. Of the 60-person student body, 60% participate in our Global Immersion Studies (GIS) Program, taking students to four continents, in four years for four weeks at a time. In 2015, students visited Northern India, Tanzania, and Vietnam/Cambodia. For the adventurous and motivated student, Steamboat Mountain School offers the ideal balance between intellectual and physical fulfillment by challenging each person.

Steamboat Mountain’s campus is bordered by 2 million acres of wilderness. There are two science labs for biology, physics, chemistry, anatomy and psychology. In the main building they have a library and a computer lab. In addition, the students have access to an art studio, theater, skiing field, skateboarding half-pipe, gym, fitness equipment, bicycles, basketball court and a climbing wall.

Sports and Arts
Steamboat Mountain School does not have a competitive sports program. Instead, they take as much advantage as possible of our incredible surrounding and participate in a range outdoors activities year-round such as mountain biking, rock climbing, equestrian and kayaking. About 40% of the student body skis or rides competitively in partnership with the award winning Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club (SSWSC). Steamboat Mountain School has graduated 16 Olympians. All students participate in an experiential outdoor program with offerings in kayaking, rock and ice climbing, backpacking, mountain biking, canoeing, camping, and skiing and riding. For the arts program, Steamboat offers courses in graphic design, photography and more.

Dormitories and Student Life
Living arrangements consist of two houses: Elizabeth Hall for the boys, and a brand new dorm for the girls. The dorms have common areas, washers and dryers and small house kitchens. The entire campus, including all residential houses, has access to wireless internet.

Located three hours northwest of Denver in the heart of nature. Nearby mountains provide great recreation year round with hiking, skiing and more. 

Area population: 12,100
City website: City of Steamboat Springs

Estimated Start Date: Mid August
Estimated End Date: Early June

Note on AP Courses
All Advance Placement classes are open enrollment except for AP English, which requires an 88% average in high school English classes or permission from the teacher.

Additional Services Offered by Steamboat Mountain School

  • Academic and Social Progress Reports
  • Airport Transfer
  • Assistance in acquiring books and material 
  • Help with holiday travel
  • Orientation
  • Help with holiday accommodation

School Facts

Student Population


Number of Students

60 (16% international)

Accepting Students in Grades


Teacher Student Ratio


Average Class Size


ESL Programs


IB Programs


Offer Diploma


School Uniform


Campus Size

140 Acres

Religious Affiliation


Foreign Languages

  • Chinese
  • Spanish

University Acceptance Rate



  • Film
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
  • Studio Art

AP Courses

  • Calculus
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Environmental Science
  • Spanish Language

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

  • Art
  • Camping
  • Cooking
  • Dance
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ski
  • Student Council
  • Student Government
  • Trips
  • Earth
  • Drama
  • Foreign Exchange
  • Personal Fitness

School Location

Partial List of College and University Acceptances

American University, Arizona State University, Boston University, California Polytechnic State University, Carnegie Mellon University, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, Cornell University, Georgetown University, Harvard University, McGill University (Canada), Michigan State University, Middlebury College, Montana State University, Northeastern University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Texas A & M University, University of British Columbia (Canada), University of California - Santa Cruz, University of Chicago, University of Colorado, University of Miami, University of Southern California, University of Texas - Austin, University of Washington, Williams College

Closest International and Local Airports: Denver International Airport (DEN), Yampa Valley Regional Airport (HDN)

For Details Visit Website: Steamboat Mountain School

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