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Burke Mountain Academy

East Burke, Vermont



Founded: 1970

Head of School: Jory Macomber ’80

Sports: Alpine and nordic ski racing

Grades: 8 through PG, 8th grade is Winter Term only; all other grades are full-year

Category: Full year traditional ski academy, Boarding School, 8th grade Winter Term

Application Period: 3/15/2017

Staff/Student Ratio: 1:3. We have 64 students 9 of them are winter term students.

Day School Cost: $40, 780

Boarding School Cost: $53,012

Financial aid: Yes

Athletic & Academic Approach: At BMA we value determination, leadership, community, and tradition. We pride ourselves on being a community of leaders in both the athletic arena and in academic life. Burkies are paradoxically independent and united as a community of unique and talented individuals who together create a common personality. BMA's athletic program is structured around the High Performance Model, embracing all the nodes of performance to immerse our students in an elite athletic lifestyle: this means consistently working to improve our on-snow venue, mental training, nutrition and equipment; implementing current research into youth athletic development, physical conditioning and sport science and delivering a comprehensive year-round program.


Notable Coaches: Tomas Karlsson, Jeff Fergus, Steve Berlack, Darrell Gray, Rolf Gidlow, Sam Damon, Jeff Sirjane, Bart Bradford, Randa Teschner, Brad Farrell, Amber McHugh, Sohier Perry, Corey McKim, Ryan Markham, Tory Amorello, Matt McKenna.

Notable Alumni: Mikaela Shiffrin ‘13, Nolan Kasper ’07, Liz Stephen ‘05 (Nordic), Ida Sargent ‘06 (Nordic), Tommy Biesemeyer ‘08, Ronnie Berlack ’12, Trace Smith ’10, Erik Schlopy ‘90, Jesse Hunt ‘83, Chip Knight ‘93, Diann Roffe ‘85, Julie Parisien Nuce ‘89, Bryna McCarty ‘02

Training Facilities: Burke Mountain Academy is on the side of Burke Mountain. Our training hill is walking distance from campus, and BMA has hosted FIS Nor-Ams on our training venues for many of the last 5 years. In addition, the brand new Ronnie Berlack Center (opened Nov 2016) is a 14,000 sq' state of the art high performance training venue.


Burke Mountain Academy Mission Statement: Burke Mountain Academy provides passionate ski racers the opportunity to pursue their limitless academic and athletic potential in a community based on trust. We embrace an ethos in which hard work is held in the highest esteem, and believe risking failure and learning from success are exceptional preparation for life beyond Burke.