Welcome from Head of School

Thank you for your interest in Community School and the Sun Valley Ski Academy. As the Head of School, I have found immense satisfaction seeing our SVSA athletes achieve greatness not only on the ski hill, but also in the classroom.

Student athletes from around the globe have the opportunity to live in Sun Valley, attend the Community School, and train and compete as members of acclaimed the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation, which was recently named 2013’s USSA Club of the Year. We seek boarding and day students who wish to live in Sun Valley, attend our outstanding school, and train and compete as members of SVSEF.

Thanks to tailored summer academic offerings, we offer our student athletes a flex-plan schedule, which allows athletes to travel, train, and compete in the winter. The plan features a decreased course load in the winter with individualized academic attention and support to help student athletes stay on top of their schoolwork. As a result of our initiatives, we have athletes competing all over the globe without the overwhelming pressure of having a full load of winter classes on their shoulders. Our student athletes have had remarkable on-hill results; more importantly, our 58 competitive skiers and snowboarders in the Upper School posted an impressive 3.63 GPA as a group last academic year.

We are excited about the success of the SVSA program and are even more excited as we continue to bring in new student athletes for the 2016-2017 academic year. We hope you will consider joining us.

Ben Pettit
Head of Community School