Academics

Academics

Students at Steamboat Mountain School are serious learners who welcome an academic challenge. Whether you’re diving into the plays of Shakespeare or the politics of South Africa or the wonders of quantum physics, you’ll be pushed to do your best.

Challenge and Support

With the challenge of a Steamboat Mountain School education comes plenty of support. Classes are small—the average is about 10 students—and involve you in your learning in ways that aren’t possible in a class of 20 or 30 or more. You’ll learn from an eclectic team of smart, dedicated teachers who want you to succeed as much as you do yourself, and who provide the guidance to help you tackle any challenges you face. 

Skills Over Stuff

At Steamboat Mountain School we’re less concerned with simply filling your head with facts and more concerned about building skills to help you succeed in life: how to think critically, communicate clearly and persuasively, adapt, analyze problems, and solve them creatively. Our goal is to help you develop an agile mind, which is exactly what you’ll need in a world that’s changing faster and is more unpredictable than ever before.

And speaking of that world, for four weeks each spring it becomes your classroom, as you embark on a Global Immersion Studies adventure that’s guaranteed to be eye-opening, and very likely will be life-shaping.