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Small Size. Big Opportunity.

We are a small school, and we use our size to big advantage. You dive into opportunities that wouldn’t be possible at a big school, programs like Desert Week, 14er Fall Camping Trip, or Global Studies.

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Course of study

A Community of Learners.

In our college preparatory curriculum, introductory-level courses taken by freshmen and sophomores encourage students to build a strong foundation in both skills and content. Upper-level courses foster advanced analytical, critical, and creative thinking skills; oral and written communication skills; academic responsibility; and personal integrity and confidence.


Welcoming Community.

We are excited that you have found us, a small boarding and day college-preparatory school nestled in the mountains of lovely Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Here students can access rigorous academics and challenging outdoor adventures right in our backyard.

School Life

Adventure Defines Your Days.

Steamboat Mountain School’s competitive sports programs occur in conjunction with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club and Steamboat Springs High School. For our outdoor activities, we take as much advantage as possible of our incredible surroundings and participate in a range of physical and outdoor pursuits.

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Experiences at Steamboat Mountain School teach students both independence of thought and the collaborative skills to influence responsible change. Steamboat Mountain School students are prepared to excel in our dynamic, global society.

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Your Steamboat Experience


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John, Meg, and Toby are headed back to Salt Lake City to ski and visit with alumni and friends of the school. If you’re in the area and can join for soup, salad, treats, and lots of laughs email morsem@steamboatmountainschool.org. •

February 17th
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Check out our students learning and improving their ice climbing skills in Ouray, CO. Link in bio. ...

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We’ll be walking/riding in the 107th Winter Carnival Diamond Hitch Parade today in downtown Steamboat Springs. See you there! ...

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It’s National Girls and Women in Sports Day, the celebration inspires girls and women to play, be active, and to realize their full power. We are so proud of all our female student athletes. Here, Karina ‘23 powers up Emerald Mtn. #ngwsd ...

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Thank you to 14th Judicial District Attorney, Matt Karzen ‘84 who spoke with students today about social justice. ...

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#selfie Sunday from the ice climbing group! 👏 ...

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Ice climbing weekend is off to a great start! ...

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This evening @sswscu14 came up to campus for some yoga, basketball, and dinner. It was great to meet these young Steamboat athletes. ...

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Girls snowshoeing weekend in North Routt. ...

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