Stratton Mountain School
7 World Cup Circle, Stratton Mountain, VT 05155
Kate Nolan Joyce, Admissions Director at email@example.com or 802-856-1124; Assistant
Headmaster: Carson Thurber at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-856-1108 https://www.gosms.org/
Sports: Primary sports: alpine skiing, nordic skiing, snowboarding, freeskiing, freestyle skiing.
Fall and spring sports: soccer, cross-country running, skateboarding, cycling, mountain biking,
golf, lacrosse, tennis
Grades: 7-12 & PG
Program Length: Full-term academic and athletic program from September to June. Five-month winter-term academic and athletic program from November through March: Student athletes in grades 7-9 who want to attend SMS during the winter seaso, can be part of a special
program intended to introduce them to the demands and rewards of a winter sports academy.
Visit https://www.gosms.org/winterterm for more information.
Application Period: We accept applications from Nov. 1 to March 15, and the Admissions
Committee will review them on a rolling basis. For all applications received by March 15, Stratton Mountain School will notify applicants by April 15. The Admissions Committee will continue
to review applications after the March 15th deadline on a rolling basis if space is still available.
Staff/Student ratio: 1: 3 staff-to-student, 1: 6 coach-to-athlete
Cost: Full Term Boarding: $46,200; Full Term Day: $33,750; Winter Term Boarding: $33,000
Winter Term Day (grade 9): $23,500; PG Day: $20,000 For more information, visit https://www.
Scholarships: Financial aid may be available to student athletes who demonstrate financial
need. Because the financial aid program is limited, student athletes are encouraged to apply
before March 15. For questions regarding financial aid, please visit our website: https://www.
Headmaster: Christopher G. Kaltsas
Academics/Overview: The strength and rigor of the SMS academic program is reflected in
the consistent acceptance of our graduates to top colleges, including Boston College, Cornell
University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Middlebury College and Williams College
(2012, 2013). The teaching faculty at SMS is unparalleled, with 70 percent of our teaching staff
holding a masters degree. Individually, they are world-class athletes, physicists, linguists, his-
torians, artists, and professional writers. Stratton Mountain School offers a rich environment —
one that is intellectually challenging both in and out of the classroom.
The SMS Alpine Program is a 12-month program of dryland preparation, on-snow training, and
competition. During the winter season, our top-level ski racers represent SMS at international
and national competitions such as NorAms, US Nationals, U18 and U16 Nationals, Can-Am and
Am-Can events and European FIS events. In 2013, SMS had two National Champions: U18
Junior National Slalom Champion and U16 Junior National GS Champion.
During their years at SMS, our student-athletes learn to demand excellence from themselves,
to balance high expectations, and to maintain a rigorous schedule. Small classes emphasize
the dynamic learning environment, ensuring each student athlete receives the attention he or
she deserves. During the winter, the academic schedule is purposely constructed to cater to the
aspiring world-class athlete without diminishing academics. In 2013-14, SMS added the Patti
Kaltsas Education, Arts & Student Center and the Air Awareness Center. The academic build-
ing houses science labs, 12 classrooms, and a library. The new Student Center has a theater
space, common areas, art classrooms, gallery space and other classrooms.
Head Coaches: Alpine Program Director & Head Men’s Coach: Mike Morin, mmorin@gosms.
org; Nordic Program Director: Sverre Caldwell, email@example.com ; Snowboarding Program
Director: Ross Powers, firstname.lastname@example.org; Freestyle Program Director: Deb Newson, dnew-
email@example.com; Freeskiing Program Director: Jesse Ramirez-Mallis, firstname.lastname@example.org
Coaching Staff: Womens: Micah Lashar, Jamie Wylie, Dylan Snell, Morgan Korpi, Tony
DiGangi. Mens: Sylvan Kaufman, Mike Morin, Erin Mascolino, Daniel Pawlak, Kazunaga Kusu-
mi, Joseph Healey, Steve Lathrop. Snowboarding: David Redden, Scott Johnston, Jason Be-
langer and Chad Otterstrom. Freestyle Head Coach: Sam Tarrant. Nordic: Gus Kaeding, Matt
Boobar, Chase Marston, Poppet Boswell
Notable Alumni: Since 1972, 35 SMS alumni have competed in the Olympics, and more than
SKI ACADEMY 2014
Stratton Mountain School
EXCEPTIONAL ACADEMICS EXTRAORDINARY ATHLETICS
Intellectual curiosity. Athletic talent. Extraordinary
commitment. A winning combination
for four decades.
BRITTANY LATHROP ’ 13
GEORGE STEFFEY ’ 16
802-856-1124, SMS Admissions