Admissions Process

Admissions Process

Thank you for your interest in Steamboat Mountain School. We are excited to get to know you.

The following information and supporting pages are here to help you through the admissions process.  We highly encourage you to schedule a visit to campus. Seeing our students and teachers in action up in the mountains is not the same as viewing our website; visiting the school will help you make the decision as to whether Steamboat Mountain School is right for you.

Application Process:

Complete the Inquiry Form

Please complete this online Inquiry Form to receive our viewbook. Once you have submitted this form, we would encourage you to schedule your campus visit and interview.

Campus Visit

To schedule a campus visit and interview, please call 970-879-1350, x18, or email us at We strongly encourage all applicants to visit the school. We want to meet and get to know you. Words cannot describe over fifty years of academic and experiential education. Typically the interview is completed during a campus visit, and prospective students have the opportunity to visit classes. If circumstances preclude an in-person interview, the Admissions Office will make other arrangements.

Apply Online

Submit an application fee of $100 ($200 if applying internationally) to be paid via credit card. Steamboat Mountain School will also accept the Standard Application Online (SAO). Click the link to learn more about it.

Other Application Items

Once the application is completed, please download the recommendation forms as well as the Transcript Release Form, which will be available after your on-line application is submitted. We also require a graded essay from your current school year.

Please scan and e-mail all materials to or mail to:

Steamboat Mountain School Admissions
42605 RCR 36 Steamboat Springs, CO 80487


Steamboat Mountain School requires some form of standardized testing as part of the application. We recommend the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT), though we will accept other standardized test scores as long as they have been taken within the last year. Our SSAT School code is 4699

Application Timeline:

We are accepting applications for 2018-19 school year.

All Applications and materials should be submitted by February. 15th. Students who apply by this deadline will receive priority in the application process. We will consider applications after this deadline if space remains.

Notification of our decisions will be sent to families mid-March for those who have submitted complete applications by February 15th. Any complete applications submitted after the deadline will receive notification two weeks after the application is received.

Mid-Year Entry Applicants. Steamboat Mountain School does accept applications for mid-year entry. Applications for admission received at times other than for the beginning of the academic year are processed on a rolling basis. Please contact the admission office,, for additional information.

International Applicants

The admissions office will secure I-20 documentation once a student is enrolled and their contract is signed. International students are responsible for obtaining their visas in their home countries.

Complete applications are due by Feb. 15th.  Applicants must complete an interview with admissions either in person or via Skype. Please contact the admissions office at or 970-879-1350 x18 to schedule an interview.

Application Requirements

  • TOEFL results are required of applicants for whom English is not their first language. Applicants need to schedule their  TOEFL test.
  • An SSAT score is also recommended for a math score. Visit to register for an SSAT in your location/country.

Enrollment Requirements

  • Verification of sufficient funds or an affidavit of support from a sponsor
  • Copy of current U.S. student visa, if applicable
  • Please try to provide us with a current e-mail or phone number for an English-speaking friend/family member to serve as a contact for Steamboat Mountain School.