Killington Mountain School
2708 Killington Road
Killington, VT 05751
Deb Newson, Director of Admissions, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sports Offered: Alpine Racing, Freestyle, Freeskiing, Snowboard, Cycling
Ages: 12-19, Grades 7-12 and Post Graduate
Program Length: KMS offers a full-term academic program (Sept. – June) and a winter-term academic program (Nov. – April), both with year-round athletic programing. For younger student-athletes looking to get a taste of academy life, KMS also offers a three-month development program, two-week BOOST sessions, and short BOOST camps; visit http://www.killingtonmountainschool.org/ for more information.
Application Period: KMS accepts applications on a rolling basis, but priority is given to applications received by April 1.
Staff/Student Ratio: 4:1 student-to-teacher ratio and 4:1 athlete-to-coach ratio
Scholarships: Yes; financial aid may be available to student-athletes with demonstrated financial need. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Headmaster: Head of School - Tao Smith
Academic Strengths&Overview: KMS offers two academic tracks to meet the need of each student-athlete. The traditional KMS winter-term program provides each student-athlete with an individualized academic program based on his or her sending-school curriculum, accommodating honors and Advanced Placement classes. In the winter-term program, each student-athlete works closely with his or her teachers to cover the same material as classmates from home while pursuing elite-level athletic goals.
The full-term program offers student-athletes who are wholly committed to their sports the opportunity to immerse themselves in a rigorous academic and athletic program year-round. The KMS full-term curriculum is designed with the student-athlete in mind, with a world-class, dynamic and intellectually challenging curriculum, taught in small classes that will prepare its students to attend any college in the country.
For younger student-athletes not yet ready for the full winter-term program, the development program—a three-month term from January through March—provides an opportunity to focus on skiing or snowboarding through the winter while remaining closely connected to home.
All academic programs at KMS provide individualized instruction and support. Small classes help teachers tailor the academic experience to each individual, meeting his or her academic needs while supporting the demands of elite-level training and competition on the student-athlete. Traveling students are supported through multiple channels of contact, including a web-based learning management systems as well as real-time communication via phone and video chat.
COACHES: KMS coaches have the experience and knowledge to support student-athletes seeking to succeed at all levels of sport; they have experience at every level of competition from local age-class events to NCAA, World Cup and national-team levels of competition. Alpine - Tom Sell, Jack Bailey, Greg Hadley, Pavel Statsney, Greg Hardy, Noel Baxter, Lon Brettell, Greg Mountford, Eric Barthold; Freestyle - Matt Gnoza, Sam Tarrant, Cory Albert; Freeskiing - Kevin Merchant, Peter Bauer; Snowboard - Kevin “K.C.” Gandee, Andrew Bouffard; Cycling - Peter Vollers, Brad Ramsay, Greg Hadley. Strength and Conditioning – Josh Bullock.
Notable Alumni: KMS alumni have gone on to succeed at the highest levels of sport as well as in every other walk of life. They include national team members, Olympians, MBAs, Ph.D.s and parents. Athletic standouts include Olympians Michael Morse, Evan Dybvig, Alex Wilson, Chuck Martin, and Bob Aldighieri. Plus other notables include: Stever Bartlett ’92 (Middlebury College Head Alpine Coach), Kina Pickett ’92 (big-mountain skier and filmmaker), Luke Westerlund ’95 (U.S. Ski Team, 19 career World Cup top-20 finishes, 8th overall 2004 World Cup), Evan Raps ’96 (U.S. Ski Team, Winter X Games medalist, U.S. Ski Team coach), David Coriell ’01 (NCAA All-American), Stefan Hughes (U.S. Ski Team, NCAA All-American), Kelsey Albert ’07 (U.S. Development Group), Zach Clayton ’07 (NCAA All-American), Kristen Leggett ’08 (U.S. Ski Team), Nick Keating ’10 (Top-10 finish, 2013 Lake Placid World Cup) and Bryan Zemba ’10 (World Junior Champion, U.S. Ski Team).
Training Facilities: KMS combines on-hill opportunities at Killington Resort, which provides some of the best training and one of the longest seasons in eastern North America, with on-campus facilities to support top-level training. The KMS campus, less than a mile from the resort, includes three strength-and-conditioning facilities, including an action-sports training center with multiple trampolines as well as classrooms, coaches’ offices, dorms and tuning facilities all in one location.