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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 coeducational, private boarding and day school blending academics with adventure. The college preparatory curriculum is enhanced by programs taking place outside the classroom. A majority of students participate in then Global Immersion Studies Program where, during the four years at the school, students travel to four continents for four weeks at a time.

The 140-acre campus is bordered by 2 million acres of wilderness. There are science and computer labs, a library, an art studio and a theater. Recreational facilities includea skiing field, a skateboarding half-pipe, a gymnasium, fitness equipment, bikes, a basketball court and a climbing wall. There’s also a greenhouse.

All students participate in an experiential outdoor program that offers kayaking, rock and ice climbing, backpacking, mountain biking, canoeing, camping, skiing and riding. Many
of Steamboat Mountain School’s students ski or ride competitively in partnership with the award-winning Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club. Steamboat Mountain School
has among its graduates 16 Olympians. For the arts program, Steamboat offers courses in graphic design and photography, just to name a few.

In 2017, Steamboat Mountain School was named one of the Best Private High Schools in Colorado.

There are two student residences: a dorm for the boys, and a brand new dorm for girls. Each building has common areas, laundry facilities and small kitchens. The entire campus,
including all residential housing, 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 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


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
  • 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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