Stratton Mountain School is a winter sports academy based at Stratton Mountain in the heart of Southern Vermont's Green Mountains.
Our community of students, teachers, coaches and administrators share the pursuit of excellence in education and sport. As the first ski academy accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, SMS has a strong tradition of college preparatory academics combined with the most comprehensive and innovative training programs available to alpine and Nordic ski racers and snowboarders.
The school calendar and daily schedules are designed to maximize training time and accommodate competition schedules without sacrificing a well-balanced academic program. Competitive teams include soccer, lacrosse and golf, in addition to skiing and snowboarding. Residential life is enhanced by weekly evening workshops and field trips, ranging from the performing arts to woodworking. Since the school's inception, nearly every SMS graduate has continued to a four-year college or deferred to pursue a career in ski racing or snowboarding. Many students have pursued an education at colleges such as Dartmouth, Brown, Middlebury, Williams, Bates and the University of Vermont. In addition, SMS has had 53 Olympic placements and 33 Olympians as student athletes, while more than 90 athletes have been National Team members.