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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 Immersion 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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  This year we were graced by the words and wisdom of Waylynn Lucas ’98. Today she is an award-winning pastry chef and a judge on the Food Network series Cake Wars, and in her speech she embraced and expressed gratitude for her past that......

Whether canyoneering in UT, backcountry skiing in the Never Summer Range, mountain biking at the base of volcanoes in Ecuador, or navigating the streets of the Night Market in Marrakesh, we expect our students to participate with both confidence and competence....

Sleeping in tents and being exposed to the elements feels familiar to our students from their time in the Rocky Mountains and deserts of Utah. Steamboat Mountain School has the outdoors built into the curriculum,...

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