Winter Sports School
Address: 4251 Shadow Mountain Dr. Park City, UT 84098
Founded: 1994 as a private school, 2014 as a State Level Charter school
Head of School: Tess Miner – Farra
Sports: Alpine Ski Racing
Category: Summer academic year (April-November) not officially associated with any athletic programs
Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
Day School Cost: 2019 Tuition for Non-Utah Resident students total $14,850. Required fees in 2019 are $550 for 9th through 11th-grade students, and $675 for 12th-grade students.
Financial aid: Available
Academic Approach: Academics at The Winter Sports School are rigorous. Our primary academic goal is to prepare students for college, and we make every attempt to instill in each student a driving curiosity and life-long love of learning. The Winter Sports School is fully accredited by AdvancED. Our students are held to high academic standards. Now offering an Elite Athlete Flex Program with blended online and face-to-face solutions to better meet the training and travel requirements of nationally recognized elite athletes.
Athletic Approach: The Winter Sports School is strictly a college preparatory academic institution, and we are out of session during the winter months. Our students are therefore completely free to choose whichever coach or team will be the best fit for them, anywhere in the world. It also means that we are able to educate all students, practicing any winter sports discipline, as opposed to only a subset. At The Winter Sports School, skiers and snowboarders study alongside ski jumpers, figure skaters, speed skaters, luge and skeleton athletes, and others who often cannot attend institutions that package academics with athletics.
Notable Alumni: Ted Ligety, Megan McJames, Steve Holcomb, Sarah Hendrickson, Andrew Weibrecht, Alex Schlopy, Todd Ligare, Darien Stevens, Izzy Atkin, Alex Hall and Joss Christensen.
Recent graduates have matriculated at: Williams, Dartmouth, Middlebury, USC, Colorado College, Montana State University, West Point, Brown, & St. Lawrence
Training Facilities: The Winter Sports School’s location offers a unique set of training venues and facilities for our students, with access to the world-class training facilities used by the United States National Ski, Snowboarding, Bobsled, Luge, Skelton, and Nordic Jumping teams.