Carrabassett Valley Academy
Address: 3197 Carrabassett Drive Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947
Grades: 7 to PG
Category: Full year traditional ski academy, Full year school with winter term option, Day school boarding
Application Deadline: N/A
Day school Cost: $38,125
Boarding school Cost: $52,500
Financial aid: Yes
Head of School: Kate Webber Punderson
Email contract: [email protected]
Academic Approach: CVA strives to provide an environment and academic program that develops independent thinkers who can successfully balance rigorous academics and athletics with being constructive members of the community. We do so by using individualized instruction to assure that students with a variety of learning styles achieve academic success in areas that match their college and career goals.
Athletic Approach: CVA athletics are a pivotal aspect of the co-curricular experience at CVA. It provides students with the opportunity to compete around the world, but also helps teach life skills about goal setting, teamwork, time management, and commitment.
Notable Coaches: Garrett Lashar, Travis Plass, Sean Chatellard, Ron Bonnevie
Notable Alumni: Bode Miller, Kiersten Clark, Ben Morse, Sam Morse
Training Facilities: Sugarloaf Mountain, a U.S. Ski Development Site, and the AntiGravity Training Complex
Additional Info: Sugarloaf Mountain, right here in Carrabassett Valley, is our school’s home mountain. Sugarloaf has the largest vertical drop of any ski area East of the Rockies, and offers varied and challenging terrain for our student-athletes to train on, as well as unparalleled support of competitions and training. CVA Alpine racers train on Sugarloaf’s “Narrow Gauge,” one of the only FIS-certified downhill courses in the east. This trail was host to the World Cups in 1971, and the U.S. National Championships in 1996, 1997, 2006, 2008, and 2015.