Steamboat Mountain School offers a place for students to grow today, tomorrow, and every day after that. Our outstanding programs foster students’ passion for learning, develop their confidence and initiative, and prepare them for meaningful and fascinating lives.

When students join us at Steamboat Mountain School, they can expect engaging and challenging experiences that encourage them to collaborate, problem solve, and explore possibilities. Our students dive into projects in the classroom, plan trips in the outdoors and around the world, connect with one another and the broader communities, and develop a strong sense of self and purpose. Our classroom is everywhere. In a complex world that demands agility, initiative, and courage, our students thrive.

LOWER (K-4)

At the Lower School love of learning, exploration, and the outdoors begins on day one.

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MIDDLE (5-8)

The middle school years are unique and offer a time for students to gain greater independence and leadership as they develop a deeper understanding of who they are.

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UPPER (9-12)

The Upper School program stretches students intellectually, encourages deep exploration of areas of passion, and cultivates a meaningful connection with the school community.

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BOARDING PROGRAM

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ACADEMIC VIGOR

Bringing the world into the classroom.

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PURPOSEFUL IN EXPLORING

Students develop resilience through challenge and support in our global studies program.

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COURAGEOUS IN ACTION

Our students graduate with more.

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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS WINTER SPORTS CLUB

The very best combination of academics and athletics.

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STRINGS

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STEAM

Science | Technology | Engineering | Art | Mathematics

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TRAVEL THE WORLD

Immerse yourself and learn globally.

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EXPERIENCED ALUMNI

Our alumni are entrepreneurs, human rights activists, academics, filmmakers, politicians, avalanche forecasters, artists, food network stars, scientists, Oscar winners, and Olympians

Our graduates pursue a variety of academic paths and careers, and they share a strong sense of purpose, an appreciation for the outdoors, and an intrepid spirit.  An SMS education will empower you to reimagine what is possible and to pursue your dreams at the highest level.

Daniel Wright '09

Wright has been working for the past 2+ years on co-producing a new documentary, The Social Dilemma. Last week it was released on Netflix in 190 countries worldwide and over the weekend it quickly rose to Netflix’s Top 10 Most Watched.
“My love for storytelling began at Steamboat Mountain School. Where most high schools may focus on what goes on inside the classroom, SMS’ greatest education occurred in the real world. A normal school day at SMS doesn’t fit the google image search of ‘high school,’ instead, each day stretches your perspective and fosters exploration, collaboration, and problem-solving, all tools which I carried with me into the world of documentary filmmaking.”

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