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.
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.”