Stratton Mountain School
7 World Cup Circle, Stratton Mountain, VT 05155
PHONE: 802-297-1886 FAX: 802-297-0020
WEB SITE: www.gosms.org
E-MAIL: Nordic/snowboard: Kate Nolan Joyce at firstname.lastname@example.org;
alpine: John Borwick at email@example.com
SPORTS OFFERED: Primary sports: alpine, nordic, snowboard, freestyle (pilot program); Secondary sports: cross-country running, cycling, golf, lacrosse, soccer, skateboarding
AGES: Grades 7-12 and postgraduate
PROGRAM LENGTH: Full-term program from September to June; five-month winter term from November through March; One-and three-week development programs for JIIIs and JIVs
APPLICATION PERIOD: Rolling admissions from Nov. 1 to March 15
STAFF/STUDENT RATIO: 1:3 staff-to-student, 1:4 coach-to-athlete
COST: $37,750 full-term boarding; $27,500 full-term day, $27,00 winter-term boarding, $19,000 winter-term day
SCHOLARSHIPS: Financial aid is available and is need-based
HEADMASTER: Christopher G. Kaltsas
ACADEMIC STRENGTHS: For more than three decades, SMS’ unique approach ensures that students participate in a rigorous college preparatory education while they pursue national and international competition. The academic building houses an impressive computer lab, 35-seat theather, two fully equipped science labs, 12 classrooms and a spacious library. The highly successful winter term enables students in grades 7-9 to attend SMS during the height of the competition season from November through March, leaving their home programs only during winter months.
HEAD COACHES: Mike Morin, alpine director/head men’s alpine coach; Mike Mallon, snowboard program dierctor/head alpine snowboard coach; Sverre Caldwel, nordic program director/head coach
COACHING STAFF: Head women’s alpine coach: Eric Harlow; JIII/JIV alpine program director/head coach: David Edry; head PG alpine coach: thomson Riley; JIII/JIV Alpine Coach John Borwick, Women’s Alpine Conditioning Coach Jamie Kingsbury, women’s alpine coach: Matt Maloney; men’s alpine coach: Dan Pawlak; men’s alpine coach: Dave Pindar; men’s alpine conditioning coach: Matt Predergast; flexible alpine ski training (FAST) program director: Margaret Schlachter; JIII/JIV alpine coach: Dylan Snell; men’s alpine coach and equipment manager: Nick Stagers; women’s alpine coach and equipment manager: Jeff “Chief” Wagner; JIII/JIV alpine coach: Chris Theile; nordic coach: Matt Boobar; nordic coach: Poppet Boswell; snowboarding: head Pro-Am coach: Ian Kirk; head development coach: Dave Redden; head elite coach: Rick Shimpeno; snowboard coach: Scotty Johnston
NOTABLE ALUMNI: Tessa Benoit SMS ’05 (’02 Olympics, Nordic), Ingrid Langell Butts PG ’81 (’88, ’92 and ’94 Olympics, Nordic), Abbi Fisher ’75 (’76 and ’80 Olympics, Alpine), Pam Fletcher ’81 (’88 Olympics, Alpine), Kris Freeman ’99 (’02 Olympics, Noridc), Gaku Hirasawa ’91 (’94 and ’98 Olympics, Alpine), Lindsey Jacobellis ’03, (’06 Olympics, Snowboard), Kristina Joder ’97 (’02 Olympics, Nordic), Sue Long ’78 (’84 Olympics, Nordic), Tasha Nelson PG ’95 (’98 and ’02 Olympics, Alpine), Andy Newell ’02 (’06 Olympics, Nordic), Kerrin Petty ’87 (’94 and ’98 Olympics, Nordic), Ross Powers ’97 (’98 and ’02 Olympics, Snowboard), Krista Schmidinger ’88 (’92 and ’94 Olympics, alpine), Carrie Sheinber ’90 (’94 Olympics, Alpine), Pete Thorndike ’96 (’02 Olympics, Snowboard), Heidi Voelker ’87 (’99, ’92 and ’94 Olympics, Alpine).
TRAINING FACILITIES: SMS trains at Stratton Mountain, Vermont. The on-campus sports training facilities include a gymnasium, weight room, sports science lab, physical therapy facility, as well as a skate park and trampline gym.
COMMENTS: Students who make the commitment to join our community arrive with a strong academic and athletic background, lofty goals and a determination to succeed.