SBA provides student-athletes with exceptional opportunities to maximize their academic and athletic potential through a well-orchestrated yearly calendar and daily schedule. SBA’s annual calendar ensures that academic and athletic peaks do not coincide.
The yearly calendar is designed around the training and competition schedules of our student-athletes and runs year-round from June to June. While the bulk of our academic coursework occurs from September through June. Rigorous course loads in the fall and spring are reduced during the winter months to accommodate students’ training and travel demands.
Similarly, SBA’s daily schedules are designed to facilitate student-athletes’ academic, athletic and personal growth. In the fall and spring, students’ seven-hour academic day is broken up by two conditioning sessions; during the winter, students ski for three to four hours before four to five hours of academic work.
The time demands on SBA student-athlete are intense, but detailed individual planning, support from peers with like-minded goals and strong commitment and understanding from all staff allows them to succeed.
In the fall and spring, the academic day follows a consistent pattern with the class day beginning at 9:00am and ending at 3:45pm. All classes meet for 50 minutes four times per week. Throughout the week, there are additional blocks scheduled for all-school meetings, advisory, office hours, silent reading, and student jobs.
The academic day is preceded by a 75-minute strength and conditioning session four days per week and followed by a conditioning session each day from 4:00pm - 5:30pm.
During the winter months (November 28 to April 7), SBA has a unique schedule for ideal on-snow training designed to complement our rigorous academic demands.
Mondays are mandatory athletic recovery days. The academic day runs from 9:00am - 3:15pm.
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, SBA students train on-snow from 8:30am-11:30am, attend a conditioning session just before lunch, and the academic day runs from 1:15pm-5:30pm.
On Fridays, the school day runs from 8:00am to 12:30pm followed by training from 1:00-3:30pm.
Throughout the week there are additional blocks scheduled for all school meetings, advisory, office hours, and student jobs.
On Saturdays and Sundays, training sessions run from 8:30am - 3:00pm (or per coaches' discretion).