Steamboat Mountain School challenges the intellects and imaginations of its students to help them lead productive, creative and responsible lives in a dynamic, global society.
Approved by the Board of Trustees 08/2011
Steamboat Mountain School was founded in 1957 by traveler, outdoorsman, adventurer, horseman, cowboy, and entrepreneur Lowell Whiteman, and it bears his Renaissance-man imprint today. The School's origins date back to the 1930s, when Lowell sought to open a summer camp for boys as a complement to the famous Perry-Mansfield performing arts camp for girls a few miles down the road. World War II delayed his plans. When the war ended he started the Lowell Whiteman Ranch for Boys.
"This school shaped my entire value system in the most wonderful way. My experiences here formed the foundation of my approach to my adult life. My four years here not only gave me a rigorous academic foundation in the arts and sciences (...ultimately leading to a PhD in Biology), but also taught me to live a balanced life (combining intellectual engagement and hard work with an active lifestyle in the Outdoors). It taught me to be comfortable with appropriate risks, to get along well with others, to be sensitive to other cultures, and to recognize the power of mentoring the next generation. Thank you for making me who I am."