Squaw Valley Academy
School DescriptionSCHOOL PROFILE
Surrounded by Tahoe National Forest, Lake Tahoe, and Squaw Valley Ski Resort, Squaw Valley Academy incorporates daily outdoor activity into its college preparatory curriculum. The school features year-round athletic opportunities, individualized instruction, and an Apple laptop for each student.
Squaw Valley’s campus is situated within the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The campus is minutes from Lake Tahoe, a ski resort, and a national forest. It features science labs, a darkroom, a music lab, and art studios.
SPORTS AND ARTS
The campus is located two miles from a 3,500-acre Olympic ski resort, providing students the opportunity to ski or snowboard seven days a week during the winter months. In addition to multiple highly competitive ski and snowboard teams, Squaw Valley offers various athletics options year-round.
The school’s fine arts program offers diverse options such as jewelry design and photography.
DORMITORIES AND STUDENT LIFE
Students live two to three to a room in on-campus dormitories overlooking Tahoe National Forest and participate in weekend activities and excursions such as mountain biking, city trips, and formal dinners.
Visit School Site: Squaw Valley Academy
Visit City Site: Placer County, California
Squaw Valley Academy was named by Niche.com as the #3 Best Private High School in the Reno Area for 2019!
Chris Harlem (Norwegian) - Voss Water ASA Founder and co-owner
Martin Razinger (Austrian) - Bagjump Action Sports Founder and CEO
Phil Palmer (English) - Emmy Award winning Sound Production Mixer
- 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
- 3 acres Campus Size
- 60% Percentage of International Students
Diploma Year Offered?Yes
Student PopulationCoEd - School for both genders
Average Class Size8
English as Second Language (ESL) Support AvailableYes
Speciality ProgramsOutdoor Sport, Internships with local businesses, Model United Nations, Student Government, Sustainability Club,
Accepting Students in GradesYes
TOEFL RequiredNo Minimum
Other - Eligibility Requirements?Rolling Admission, Offers all levels of ESL. Students who score submit a TOEFL score of 80 or above are not required to Skype interview for an English language assessment.
Being at SVA was one of the best experiences I've had in life. Besides the great education, friendly people, and fantastic sport opportunities, I was able to follow my passion of snowboarding. I became a professional snowboarder after I left SVA and studied medicine next to my sports career. SVA was great! I wish I could do it all again! - Martin R. from Austria
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