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Squaw Valley Academy

Call: 530-583-1558
Squaw Valley Academy

At a glance

Location Olympic Valley, CA
USA
Tuition $35,820
Grades 9-12 Students Receiving Aid -
Student Body Coed Total Aid Awarded -
Student/Faculty Ratio - Endowment -
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Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate N/R

Total Enrollment

Total Enrollment 80

Average Class Size

Average Class Size -

Sports & Extracurriculars

Sports & Extracurriculars 32*
Average SAT Score (Math) N/R
Average SAT Score (Verbal) N/R
Learning Support Program?
Number of AP Programs 8
ESL Offered?
IB Program Offered?

Overview

Region Sacramento CA Area
Program Emphasis Boarding School
College Prep
International School
All Grades 9-12
Boarding Grades 9-12
Grade Divisions Secondary
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Coed
Established 1978
Dress Code Casual
School Setting Rural
Head of School Donald Rees

History

Squaw Valley Academy is an international, college-prep boarding school, located in Olympic Valley, CA, just minutes from Lake Tahoe. Suited for co-ed students in grades 9-12, SVA offers daily classes, coupled with outdoor sports and./or activities. Students who meet our academic standards are eligible to ski or snowboard daily at Squaw Valley USA, home of the 1960 Winter Olympics, located less than 2 miles from our campus. We also offer a variety of ESL courses for international students, as well as SAT Prep, College Counselling and individualized instruction.

Academics

% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 66%
Special Academic Support Programs
ADD/ADHD
ESL
Learning Differences
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
American Literature
Anatomy
Art
Biology
Calculus
Ceramics
Chemistry
Earth Science
Economics
Electives
English
English as a Second Language
Fine Arts
Geography
Geometry
Government/Civics
Health
History
Music
Outdoor Education
Photography
Physics
Pre-calculus
Spanish
Studio Art
World History
A.P. Courses Offered
Biology
Calculus AB
Chemistry
English Language
Physics B
Spanish Language
US Government & Politics
US History

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 80
% Boys/Girls 66% Boys / 34% Girls
International
China
Ecuador
India
Indonesia
Korea
Russia
Taiwan
Thailand
United States
California
Majority of students come from Other(International)

Admission

Director of Admission Adrienne Forbes
Application Required Yes
Admissions Selectivity Selective
Day Student Tuition $15,390
Boarding Student Tuition $35,820

College Placement Office

Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
Recent College Matriculations

Top 5 Colleges from 2010-11 including number of students accepted


1) Sierra Nevada College (10)
2) Pennsylvania State University (4)
3) University of Oregon (3)
4) Purdue University (2)
5) University of California, Davis (2)

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
alpine skiing
basketball
cross-country skiing
soccer
Recreational Sports
baseball
basketball
bowling
camping
canoe
cross-country running
cycling
fishing
fitness
flag football
golf
hiking
horseback riding
kayaking
mountain biking
rock climbing
skate-boarding
skiing
soccer
surfing
swimming
tennis
ultimate frisbee
weight lifting
yoga
Extra-Curricular Activities
Community Service Program
Student Government
Yearbook

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Location

Contact Info

Phone 530-583-1558
Address 235 Squaw Valley Rd, PO Box 2667 - Olympic Valley, CA 96146 USA
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