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National Ski Academy

200 Oak Street Collingwood, ON Canada L9Y 2Y1


 Founded: 1986

Grades: 7 to PG

Category: Full year traditional ski academy, boarding school

Application Deadline: 4/15/2018

Day School Cost: CAD$22,000 – $45,000

Boarding School Cost: CAD51,000

Financial Aid: Yes

Head of School: Tobin Walsh

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Academic Approach: Comprehensive Ontario Ministry of Education Private School Education delivered by passionate and compassionate teachers in tutorial and traditional classroom settings with full after-school support while athletes are on the road and in training.

Athletic Approach: Individualized programming in a team environment with an athlete centered approach. Results and retention ensured under the tutelage of impassioned professional coaches under a long-term athlete development model that has immediacy, tolerance, discipline and patience as cornerstones.

Notable Coaches: Jurg Gfeller - NSA Founder, former Canadian Alpine Ski & Olympic Team Coach, NSA U16 Head Coach; Sami Piana - Athletic Director & FIS Women's Head Coach; Martin Wilson - FIS Men's Head Coach; Liisa Savijarvi - former CAST member, Olympian & World Cup winner, FIS Women's Coach

Notable Alumni: Roni Remme ('14) - current CAST member; Larisa Yurkiw ('04) - former CAST member & Olympian, speaker; Dave Duncan ('00) - current Canadian Ski Cross Team member & Olympian; ; Martha Lee ('93) - Ski TV host; Jasper Blake ('93) - triathlete, speaker; Andrea Canning ('89) - NBC journalist

Training Facilities: Saas-Fee, Switzerland, Red Mountain Legacy Training Centre, Rossland, BC and Toronto Ski Club at Blue Mountain, ON

National Ski Academy Mission Statement: The National Ski Academy’s mission is to provide an environment for talented student athletes to maximize individual potential through the pursuit of alpine ski racing excellence, academic achievement and personal growth.

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