College Counseling

At Steamboat Mountain School, our priority in the College Counseling office is finding the right fit for the individual student. We want to empower students to be independent, self-aware, curious, and responsible agents of their lives and of their academic choices. Our college counselors works collaboratively with juniors and seniors and encourages them to research a variety of colleges and universities that will be good matches for them, both as students and as individuals. We see college counseling as a four year process. We work with freshman and sophomore exploring their options and the formal the formal college process begins in the second semester of the junior year and continues throughout senior year.


A clear set of objectives, a variety of tools, and an understanding of each student as an individual makes the college application process successful for students and their families.

High school parents report that senior year for their students can be stressful and confusing. Pressure to get into the “right” college, and the complexity of how to do so, are listed as the biggest concerns. We work with families to make the college process accessible. Our college counselors have often taught, camped, and worked in the boarding program with students which gives them insight into who the students are individually. One-on-one assistance allows our experts to individuate the process and introduce students to the wide variety of colleges and programs available. Parents are kept informed during the process and are educated along with their students.

Steamboat Mountain School’s college process also makes use of Naviance online software, a state-of-the-art college application software. Using Naviance allows students and their counselors to keep track in one location of pending or completed applications, essays, and letters of recommendation.

Click here to start working with Naviance! Steamboat Mountain School CEEB code is: 061312

And they’re off! Steamboat Mountain School students have been accepted to and attend the following colleges and universities:

(Matriculation in bold)

Alfred University
Augustana College
Boston College
Champlain College
Colby-Sawyer College
Colorado Mountain College
Colorado State University
Columbia College Chicago
The Culinary Institute of America
Drexel University
Franklin University Switzerland
Hampshire College
Illinois Wesleyan University
Keene State College
Lewis and Clark College
Lipscomp University
Loyola University Chicago
Miami University, Oxford
The Naropa University
New York Institute of Technology
Northern Vermont University
Reed College
Savannah College of Art and Design
Southern New Hampshire University
St. Lawrence University
St. John’s College
SUNY Albany
The University of Arizona
University of British Columbia
University of Central Arkansas
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Denver
University of Maine
University of Missouri Columbia
University of Montana, Missoula
The University of New Hampshire at Durham
University of Oregon
Willamette University
University of San Diego
University of Southern California
University of Vermont
Wells College
Westmont College
Willamette University

Bates College
Chapman University
Colby College
Colorado College
Colorado Mesa University
Colorado School of Mines
Emory University
Fort Lewis College
Front Range Community College
The George Washington University
Harvard College
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Indiana Tech
McGill University
Montana State University
Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences
Pace University, New York City
Pepperdine University
Quest University
Saint Michael’s College
Texas Christian University Honors Program
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
University of Illinois at Chicago
The University of Melbourne
University of New Mexico
University of Puget Sound
University of Utah
University of Wyoming
Wake Forest University
Western Colorado University
Westminster College