Okemo Mountain School
53 Main Street Ludlow, VT 05149
Sports: Alpine ski racing, alpine and freestyle snowboarding, freestyle skiing
Grades: 5 to 12
Program Length: We offer a winter term program, which for 2014-15 runs from Nov. 3 to April 3, and three Target Terms of varying length throughout the winter to meet different training and academic goals. We also offer a variety of on-snow and conditioning camp opportunities throughout the entire year.
Application Period: The priority deadline for applications for all terms is April 1. An admissions decision for all applications received by this date will be made by May 1. After this date, applications will be considered on a rolling basis if space is available.
Staff/Student Ratio: 1:2
Cost: Winter term, $22,000; Target Term A/B, $19,400; Target Term C, $12,800
Scholarships: Financial aid applications are completed through SSS from the National Association of Independent Schools. The priority deadline for financial aid applications is May 1. Award decisions for applications received by May 1 will be made by May 25. Financial aid will be disbursed after this deadline only if funds are still available; therefore, applicants are encouraged to complete their financial aid application before the priority deadline.
Head of School: Mariel Meringolo
Academics and Overview
At Okemo Mountain School, we facilitate each student’s individual curriculum from his or her sending school. Our goal is to ensure that our students return to their sending schools in sync with their classmates, having covered all of the same material in the same manner. Typically our students even return ahead in their coursework, and with a deeper understanding of the course content covered. To achieve this goal of seamless transitions between OMS and sending schools, all of our students’ curriculum plans are completely individualized. Furthermore, students enjoy a low faculty-to-student ratio of one to two. We facilitate a wide range of courses, including AP and college prep courses, foreign languages, and visual arts.
Okemo Mountain School’s faculty is comprised of many individuals who have taught at OMS for more than more years. Our teachers enjoy working with a variety of curricula and connecting with students individually. To best meet the individual student’s needs, our teachers provide enrichment or remediation in addition to delivering sending school course content. Most faculty members hold a master’s or PhD in their field of study. Our dean of academics is Leslie Cassano, and our assistant dean of academics is Kate Foster.
Head Coaches: Ric Mackey, Alpine Program Director and Head U18 coach; Luke Bonang, Freestyle Sports Program Director and Head Snowboard Coach; Jet Robbins, Head U16 Coach and Strength and Conditioning Coach; Peter Bischoff, Head U14 Coach; Mike Cronin, Head U12 Coach
Coaching Staff: Alpine Assistant Coaches Rob Burke, Kristin Leggett, Bobby Jones, George Abraham, Marc Stuart; Snowboard Assistant Coach Matt Fortuna; Freestyle Assistant Coaches Lenny Ancuta, Frank Provance