Lowell Whiteman School

42605 County Rd 36, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Founded by Lowell Whiteman, the school offers traditional academics and features small classes, required proctored evening study halls and a heavy emphasis on academic effort. Graduates typically matriculate at four-year colleges. Located near a mountain resort community, the school utilizes its environment for academic and recreational purposes. In addition to a full range of college preparatory courses, further opportunities include skiing, snowboarding, ecological studies, mountaineering, horseback riding, white-water rafting and backpacking. Annual foreign travel is required of all students—except for high-ability competitive skiers and snowboarders. LWS provides a well-balanced academic/athletic program for high school snowboarders and Alpine, Nordic and freestyle ski competitors. A number of school graduates have participated in the Winter Olympics.

  • Sports Focus

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory, Sports (Winter)
Grade RangeBoarding and Day — Coed Grades 9-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address42605 County Rd 36, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Year Established1957
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorChris Taylor
Applications DueFebruary
Total Enrollment85
Boarding Students40
Day Students45
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