Explore the Opportunities at Okemo Mountain School

Dear U12 and U10 Families,

It is hard to believe it is already the end of February! It is so nice to finally see some snow on the ground and to have the season in full swing. Though it may seem a long way off now, it is already time to start planning for next winter!

Many of you are already familiar with Okemo Mountain School, but for those of you who are not, it is an amazing opportunity to access more training time and a specialized academic program for your student-athlete. Okemo Mountain School is an independent school approved by the Vermont State Board of Education. We are dedicated to delivering a rigorous academic curriculum while providing intense on-snow training that would not be possible in a traditional school setting. We offer various enrollment options during the winter months. We generally accept students beginning in the seventh grade, but will consider fifth and sixth graders who demonstrate the skills and maturity to handle the rigors of our program. We offer programs in alpine ski racing, freeski, and snowboarding.  Our student-athletes have followed impressive paths post-graduation – we look forward to working with your student-athlete next!

Please take a look at the informational materials I have attached and explore our website for a more in-depth look at life at OMS.  You can also access the attached documents, as well as a link to our online application form, on our website at https://www.okemomountainschool.org/how-to-apply/. Our priority admissions deadline is April 1.

The best way to learn about OMS is for your athlete to experience it for themselves! We are once again offering in person shadow days for athletes interested in applying to OMS. Your athlete would join us for a midweek day of training and academic classes. Please note that we are requiring up to date COVID vaccines for anyone who wishes to shadow the academic portion of the day, as we require all of our staff and students to be vaccinated. To schedule a shadow day, please reach out to our Admissions Coordinator, Ashley Belcher at abelcher@okemomountainschool.org.

Feel free to contact Ashley by phone or email with any questions or to discuss options for your student-athlete for next winter; abelcher@okemomountainschool.org or 802-228-1514. If you have athletic/discipline specific questions, your coaches are also a great resource, so don’t hesitate to reach out to them!

Final tuition rates for 2023-2024 will be set by late March – please contact us then to obtain a copy of the tuition rate document, or look for it on our website.

We have some upcoming opportunities to learn more about OMS, as well!

  • Ashley will also be hosting an Admissions Zoom Q & A on Tuesday, February 28th at 7pm to answer all of your general questions about OMS and the admissions process. To register to join the Q & A, click HERE!
  • We will be hosting an Open House at Okemo Mountain School on March 4th from 3:30-5:30pm, open to anyone and no need to RSVP. This is a great opportunity to check out the school and ask questions!

We look forward to telling you more about OMS!



Mariel Meringolo 

pronouns: she/her/hers

Head of School
Okemo Mountain School

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