Storm King School, The

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  • Located 1 hr from New York City on the crest of Storm King Mtn. in the small town of Cornwall-on-Hudson.
  • 180 students, 50% international, average class size 10, student to faculty ratio 5:1
  • Advanced Placement Courses offered; Honors classes available in all subjects
  • University placements include Cornell University, Rhode Island School of Design among others
  • ESL Program

What's special?

Outdoor experience and wilderness program | Video production | Hour and a half from New York City

100% including: Cornell University, New York University, Rhode Island School of Design, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Pennsylvania

Fast facts

Four seasons, snow in winter
Coed 175 (8-12) students
50% international students
10, Student/faculty ratio: 5:1
42 , 75% with advanced degrees
Newark, NJ (EWR) or New York, NY (JFK)


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Advanced placement courses:

Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Computer Science A, English Literature and Composition, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Physics C: Mechanics, Physics 1: Algebra based, Statistics, Studio Art: Drawing

Honors courses:

AP 11 Honors: Available in all subjects

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Marking System:

The 4.0 grading system is used for all academic courses. Students meet with their academic advisor daily.

Graduation Requirements:

The minimum graduation requirements for grades 9 through 12 are as follows:

  • English - 4 credits
  • History - 4 credits
  • Mathematics - 3 credits
  • Science - 3 credits
  • Math/Science Elective - 1 credit
  • Foreign Language - 2 credits
  • Additional - 3 credits in Arts or other academic subjects
  • Community Service - 20 hours per year
  • Athletics - Participation in at least two seasons of after-school athletics, outdoor clubs and activities or dance per year
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ACT Scores

Average ACT score: 24

SAT Scores

Average SAT score: 1250 (1600)


Storm King School, The is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

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Studio Arts, Ceramics, Dance, Film, Instrumental Music, Music Production, Photography, Theater, Videography, Vocal
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  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Crew/Rowing
  • Fencing
  • Lacrosse
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rockclimbing
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Campus features

At the Storm King School, sound minds and sound bodies belong together. Alongside the campus is the Black Rock Forest Preserve. SKS makes maximum use of these natural surroundings for its science, environmental, and recreational programs. SKS has main and secondary athletic fields, softball fields and tennis courts. The Gym is a lively focal point with basketball courts, fitness center, and dance studio. The Creative Arts Center offers a Multimedia Inter-Arts curriculum, teaching students to create music and/or video, multimedia live and broadcast productions. In addition students can ski at West Point, play golf at nearby golf courses, bowl at the local bowling alley, or experience all that New York City has to offer.

Extracurricular activities

  • A Capella
  • Animation Club
  • Art Club
  • Blue Key Club
  • Boat Building
  • Board Gaming Club
  • Cooking Club
  • Creative Arts & Literary Publication
  • Crochet
  • Dance
  • Dance/Cheer Club
  • Drama Club
  • Dr. Who Club
  • E-Club (Gaming)
  • Film Club
  • Girls Fitness Club
  • Golf Club
  • Improv Club
  • Math/Computer Science Club
  • Model UN
  • Music
  • Theater
  • Technology Club
  • Yoga Club
Chinese, Spanish, Sign Language

Admissions Requirements


gr. 8-9: 55 iBT gr. 10: 69 iBT gr. 11: 79 iBT gr. 12: 100 iBT

Not required


March 1 Rolling

ETS 2480

Estimated Costs


$6,650 ESL

$2,500 New Student Orientation

$5,500 Academic Support Class

$900 Books and Uniforms (estimated)

$1,500 Student Life Fee

$400 Dorm Damage Deposit

$2,000 Student Account

$1,100 Health Insurance

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