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Penguin Blog

Growing As Educators
As we hit the halfway mark of our academic year, our faculty took an in-service day to connect, share, and learn. Along with teachers from Emerald Mountain School, an independent, K-8 school in downtown Steamboat Springs, faculty explored Project-Based Learning and intentional rubric construction. Project-Based...
GS Destinations Speculations
By: Tinsley Wilkinson '22 Global Studies trips may seem as though they are in the distant future, but Margi has already begun planning and preparation. Around this time, students become curious and excited. GS groups and destinations will be announced during parents weekend, on October...
PB and J Never Tasted So Good
The goals of the Steamboat Mountain School Outdoor Program are to challenge each student to reach their full potential, to promote an appreciation of our natural environment and the wonders of life, to stimulate the spirit of our humanity, and to learn to have fun...
14er Preparations
There are 53 “14ers” in the state of Colorado and our students will be attempting to summit 6 of them this weekend. A 14er is a mountain peak that has an elevation of at least 14,000’. While some 14ers can be driven up the 6...
Learning By Connecting
“It can be ugly and messy work but it gives our students an advantage in the world outside of Steamboat Mountain School,” Erin Davis, Academic Dean told members of faculty in preparation for the 2019-2020 school year. The hard work mentioned by Mrs. Davis is...
Steamboat Mountain School’s 14ers Journey Album
"When we were at the summit it was hard to take in everything around you. Being that high in the sky really gives you a sense of wonder." - David Mavergeorge '20 "I have grown to love the tight community that goes beyond the classroom-...
PB and J never tasted so good!
The goals of the Steamboat Mountain School Outdoor Program are to challenge each student to reach their full potential, to promote an appreciation of our natural environment and the wonders of life, to stimulate the spirit of our humanity, and to learn to have fun...
The Beauty of Difference
“I was scared when we entered Morocco. The force of the unknown and stories of the Middle East from American news outlets had influenced my expectations... I had taken our differences and created generalizations and then associated comfort, pain, or pleasure when I saw a...
Traveler and not tourist
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. Our Global Immersion Studies...
GIS Prep 2019

This year our community embraced a philosophy of stewardship that expands our commitment to a “sense of place”. As our community embarks on Spring Break, the reality of our 2019 Global Immersion Studies trips’ departures sets in. We took this time of anticipation to sit…