Carrabassett Valley Academy


Carrabasset Valley Academy, founded in 1982, is an independent co-educational boarding and day school for grades eight through post-graduate. The intent and purpose of the academy is to foster individual student development by providing the optimum balance of excellence in athletic training with a focus on competitive skiing/snowboarding, college preparatory academics and responsible living. This program offers the opportunity for each student to develop fully his or her intellectual and physical potential, providing a healthy supportive environment for students and faculty to live together in an atmosphere of mutual respect while pursuing shared interest and individual goals

Carrabasset Academy is located at the base of Sugarloaf/USA, in a four season resort community offering skiing, snow boarding, snow shoeing, golfing fishing hunting hiking and other recreational amenities.Carrabassett Valley is a small town nestled in the hills of the western mountains of Maine, between the Bigelow and Sugarloaf Mountain ranges, two and a half hours by car from Portland, four and a half hours from Boston.

The academic curriculum encourages each student to build a solid academic foundation in traditional college preparatory disciplines. With the student-faculty ratio at 5:1, students are able to work with faculty independently to ensure smooth transitions if their competition schedules keep them away for any amount of time. The Academy also offers seven-or five-month winter-term programs which allow student-athletes to participate in our academic program while involved in intensive winter training and competition.

Athletics are an integral part of student life. All student-athletes prepare for and pursue one of four major offerings: alpine ski racing; competitive freestyle skiing; competitive snowboarding or the Alpine Leadership Pursuits for skiers and snowboarders(ALPS) program. Developing and maintaining a high level of physical fitness to allow optimum performance is a part of the student-athlete's daily schedule.

CVA is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and approved by the Maine Department of Educational and Cultural Services.

School Info

Carrabassett Valley Academy
3197 Carrabassett Drive
Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947

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Kate Punderson
Head of School