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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 partnered with the third-largest ski mountain in Colorado, Steamboat Mountain. Its competitive ski and snowboard programs have produced dozens of Olympians, and its outdoor experiential learning program gets students out of the classroom.

The 140-acre campus is surrounded by two million mountainous acres. Steamboat’s campus features science and computer labs, a library, an art studio, a theater, and a greenhouse. Recreational facilities include a skiing field, a skateboarding half-pipe, a gymnasium, fitness equipment, bikes, a basketball court, and a climbing wall.

All students participate in an experiential outdoor program that offers kayaking, rock and ice climbing, backpacking, mountain biking, canoeing, camping, skiing, and snowboarding. Many of Steamboat Mountain School’s students ski or ride competitively in partnership with the award-winning Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.
Students may enroll in courses to learn or improve basic media and artistic techniques such as drawing and painting, mosaics, murals, sculpture, photography, and graphic design are introduced in class.

In 2017, Steamboat Mountain School was named a Best Private High School in Colorado. 30 alumni have been members of the US Olympic ski, snowboarding, or X Games teams, two of whom have won Olympic medals.

Students live with roommates in on-campus dormitories. The dorms have televisions, ski and snowboard waxing rooms, a gym with a weight room, and a theater for live performances and movie nights.

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 1st Trimester Start: Late August
Estimated 2nd Trimester Start: Late November
Estimated 3rd Trimester Start: Early February
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


Offers Diploma Year Program


School Uniform


Campus Size

140 Acres

Religious Affiliation


Foreign Languages

  • Chinese
  • Spanish

University Acceptance Rate



  • Film
  • Graphic and Media Design
  • Photography
  • Studio Art

AP Courses

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

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

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

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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