Steamboat Mountain School

Steamboat Mountain School is a boarding/day high school that blends academics and adventure, out of the classroom around the globe to build students' knowledge, develop their confidence and independence, and prepare them for meaningful & fascinating lives. Donations support financial aid

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General Information

Official Name
The Lowell Whiteman School, Inc​​​​​​​
DBA/Trade Name(s)
Steamboat Mountain School
Former Name(s)
(1996)The Whiteman School
(2018)The Lowell Whiteman School and Camps, Inc.
Date Established
Offers Additional Colorado State Tax Credit
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Headquarters Address
42605 County Road 36
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-
Colorado Location
42605 County Road 36
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-
Mailing Address
42605 County Road 36
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-
Other Address
Main Phone Number
970.879.1350 x10
Fax Number
Other Phone Number
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Mission Statement

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

Organization History

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."

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