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Carrabassett Valley Academy

3197 Carrabassett Drive Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947


Founded: 1983

Grades: 7 to PG

Category: Full year traditional ski academy, Full year school with winter term option, Day School, Boarding School, CVA offers a 7 month term in addition to the full year and winter term

Application Deadline: 3/31/2017

Staff/Student Ratio: 1:3

Day school Cost: Full year 9th-12th: $38,475

Boarding school Cost: Full year 9th-12th: $51,100

Financial aid: Yes

Head of School: Kate Webber Punderson

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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's athletic program offers a supportive team environment for student/athletes to reach their highest potential. We do so by dedicating multiple resources such as our human performance program, on-snow training, camps, athlete management, and goal setting to create an athletic experience that is focused and athlete centered. Our program follows the USSA development system and teaches the fundamentals of competitive skiing and snowboarding.

Notable Coaches: Kraig Sourbeer, Chip Cochrane, Mark Archer, Ron Bonnevie, Nate McKenzie, Jake Payson, Alex Tuttle, Will Rivera, Kevin Eccles, Alex Hemlin

Notable Alumni: Bode Miller, Seth Wescott, Emily Cook, Jeremy Jones, Kirsten Clark, Jeremy Cota, Alex Tuttle, Dave DiGravio, Dan Marion, Matt Phillipi, Banks Gilberti, Mark Fawcett

Training Facilities: Sugarloaf Mountain, CVA's training facility: the Anti-Gravity Complex