Steamboat Mountain School

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Steamboat Mountain School
photograph of the campus in autumn
Campus in the autumn
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
United States
Coordinates 40°32′13″N 106°49′30″W / 40.53694°N 106.82500°W / 40.53694; -106.82500Coordinates: 40°32′13″N 106°49′30″W / 40.53694°N 106.82500°W / 40.53694; -106.82500
Type Private, Co-ed
Established 1957
Head of school Meg Morse
Faculty ~33
Grades 9-12
Enrollment ~40
Campus size 192 acres (0.78 km2)
Campus type Mountain setting
Color(s) blue, white         
Mascot Penguin
Accreditation ACIS (Association of Colorado Independent Schools)[1]
Affiliation NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools) TABS (The Association for Boarding Schools)
Winter SSWSC and Foreign Travel
Boarding/day student ratio 60% boarding to 40% day
Average class size 8 students

Steamboat Mountain School, formerly The Lowell Whiteman School, is a small, college preparatory school in Steamboat Springs, Colorado focused on experiential education, for students in grades 9-12.

The school is a coeducational boarding and day school educating roughly 50 students in grades 9 through 12. It was founded in 1957 and the curriculum emphasizes college preparatory academics, educational experience in the wilderness, and both recreational and competitive skiing/snowboarding programs.


English I, English II, English III, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Precalculus, Honors Calculus, World History, Geography, U.S. History, Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology, Spanish I, Spanish II, Spanish III.

Graduation Requirements[edit]

  • Two full-year credits in English
  • Two full-year credits in Math
  • Two full-year credits in Social Studies
  • Full-year credits in Biology and Chemistry
  • Three full-year credits in a foreign language (Students must complete up to level three of their language)

A minimum of 12 classroom credits is required to graduate from the Steamboat Mountain School.

Notable Alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "ACIS ACCREDITED MEMBER SCHOOLS". Association of Colorado Independent Schools. Retrieved 4 September 2014.