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The Storm King School

Established: 1867

School Facts

  • Number of Students
  • Student Population
    CoEd - School for both genders
  • Accommodation
    Boarding accommodation
  • Religious Affiliation
    Not religious
  • Program Length Available
    Multiple Year, Spring Semester, Fall Year

School Description

Founded in 1867, The Storm King School (SKS) is a private, independent, college pre- paratory boarding school. Located at the peak of Storm King Mountain in the Hudson River Valley, SKS is just about an hour north of New York City. The diverse college pre- paratory curriculum (including at least one Advanced Placement course in every core subject area) seeks to stimulate and engage the students’ individualized attention and a supportive learning environment.

The large campus features three classroom buildings, 230- seat professional theater, ob- servatory with Newtonian telescope, fully equipped science labs, access to 3,800 acre Black Rock Forest Consortium, a gymnasium, five tennis courts, brand new sports field, a ceramics studio, a greenhouse, private music practice rooms, a music recording studio, and student center.

Personal growth is encouraged through championship athletics (19 sports teams and clubs) and a superb arts program including performing, visual, digital, and fine arts. The soccer program has been particularly successful for both the girls and boy’s teams. Six SKS teams (soccer, cross-country running, basketball, lacrosse, tennis, wrestling) won HVAL championships in recent years, plus the sportsmanship award, and the boys basketball team even won the New England Prep School Athletic Championship.

The Storm King School students live in single sex, spacious dormitories where two students share each room. A limited number of single rooms are available. Each dormitory is supervised by a knowledgeable staff of caring dorm parents.


Educatius PDF: The Storm King School Profile PDF
Visit School Site: The Storm King School
Visit City Site: Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York

Famous Alumni

Jack Hemingway (’41) - Writer, conservationist, son of great American author Ernest Hemingway
Peter Boyce (’54) - Astronomer
David Parks (’69) - American photographer, film director
Robert Toricelli (’70) - Former Congressman and Senator from New Jersey
Jeffrey (Jeff) Hall (’74) - Mountaineer who reached summit of Mount Everest on May 14, 1995
Steven Zirnkilton (’76) - American voice-over actor, did opening narration for entire US Law & Order franchise
Wally Pfister (’79) - Academy Award winning cinematographer, director
Cara Castronuova (’98) - Boxer, two-time Golden Gloves winner, trainer on the NBC’s “The Biggest Loser”
Sammy Mejia (’03) - Professional basketball player, 2nd round draft pick of the Detroit Pistons

  • 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, PG Grades at School
  • 55 acres Campus Size
  • 45% Percentage of International Students
Diploma Year Offered?
Student Population
CoEd - School for both genders
Teacher/Student Ratio
SAT Average
ACT Average
English as Second Language (ESL) Support Available
French Immersion
Speciality Programs
Quest Term (Two Week Intensives), Capstone/Cornerstone Project, Black Rock Forest Consortium, Newburgh Armory Partnership (Community Service)
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Crew, Cross Country Running, Fencing, Golf, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Sports Health, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Wrestling
Acting, Creative Technology, Digital Art and Design, Drama, Drawing and Painting, Instrumental Instruction, Photography, Studio Art, Video Production
Music Production, Orchestra, Song Writing, Vocal Music and Ensembles
Advanced Courses (AP, A-Levels)
Art History, Biology, Calculus, Computer Programming, English Literature and Composition, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Physics 1, Psychology, Statistics
Chinese, Sign Language, Spanish
Clubs and Extracurricular
Ballroom Dancing, Black Student Union, Community Service, Latino Student Union, LGBT, Literary Arts, Model United Nations (Model UN), Mountain Biking Club, Outdoor Club, Student Life Committee
Accepting Students in Grades
8, 9, 10, 11, 12, PG
Ages Accepted
ELTiS Minimum
TOEFL Minimum

Real Stories from Real Students:

“This is my third year here in the Storm King School. I definitely enjoy my life here. There are a lot of activities during weekends and after school. I am an international student, and I have experienced a couple activities I could not get in my hometown. The landscape here is beautiful, that is also part of the reasons why I love it. Teachers here are willing to help everyone at anytime. There are students from 27 countries in our school, so I have learned a lot about different culture from different countries. Food here is really better than most high schools. I went to other high schools in our area for sports matches, and most of them do not have food better than ours. I really, really appreciate that! Anyway, it is a good place to have fun and enjoy your life for me.” -Vicky from China, Grade 11

Vicky from China

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