Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy (VSSA)
Ski & Snowboard Club Vail (SSCV) offers two academic opportunities to athletes training full time. A ten-month public school call Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy (VSSA), a school of choice in the Eagle County School District and a five month private tutorial called Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy - Winter Tutorial (VSSA-WT). VSSA provides student-athletes with a world-class winter sports program in a fully accredited and certified public school setting. VSSA is a co-educational academy. The majority of its students are Eagle County residents although some student-athletes travel to and from Summit County. VSSA is located in Minturn, Colorado only 8 miles from the slopes and training facilities of Vail Ski Resort.
Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy Winter Tutorial (VSSA-WT)
Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy Winter Tutorial (VSSA-WT), is a flexible, private tutoring component of Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy. Using curriculum provided by the student-athlete’s School of Origin (SOO), VSSA-WT supports the student-athlete’s academics while an athlete at Ski & Snowboard Club Vail (SSCV). VSSA-WT welcomes student-athletes in sixth through eighth grades and will consider fifth grade and high school students on a case-by-case basis. VSSA-WT is dedicated to helping each student achieve his/her academic potential and goals while improving time-management and organizational skills. It welcomes students from around the country and world and fosters a rigorous academic environment. VSSA-WT generally operates from early November and continues through early April.
Vail Mountain School (VMS)
The mission of Vail Mountain School is to prepare students intellectually, emotionally and ethically to thrive in a collegiate setting and beyond with the lifelong purpose of active participation in global citizenship.
Accredited by the Association of Colorado Independent Schools and a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, Vail Mountain School is the only independent, co-educational, college preparatory school for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade in Eagle and Summit counties. The school is proud of its continued reputation for excellence in education and placing its graduates in colleges and universities ranked among the top in the country. At each grade level, teachers are acutely aware of the developmental stages and needs of students. Age-appropriate curriculum is designed for each level while maintaining a focus on elements of both academia and character enhancement. Students are encouraged to be independent in their contribution to the well being of their school, their classmates and the community. VMS strongly believes that its graduates are prepared to contribute and succeed in an increasingly complex and demanding world.