Located at Lake Tahoe, California, Sugar Bowl Academy is a fully accredited college preparatory high school for competitive skiers. It's a world-class ski academy for Alpine, Nordic and Freeride athletes.


2017-2018 TUITION

Full Year Program
Boarding $50,960
Day $32,910
Winter Term Program
Boarding $37,674
Day $24,450
8th Grade Winter Term Program (Dec. - Mar.)
Boarding $24,466
Day $18,340
6th and 7th Grade Winter Term Program- not including Sugar Bowl ski team fees (Jan. - Mar.)
Tuition $4,810


Sugar Bowl Academy offers several tuition payment plans:

  • A one-time payment of full tuition due in August.
  • A first payment of one-half tuition in August, with a second payment of the remaining one-half tuition in November.
  • Ten monthly payments, beginning in August.


We recognize that you, as a parent, must consider the challenge of providing for your child's opportunity to attend Sugar Bowl Academy. We believe that your family's decision to join the SBA community should be based upon its academic, athletic and community offerings; not upon the cost of attendance. We are aware that some families choose not to apply for admission out of concern for the cost. Every family will be asked to make a sacrifice, but it is our goal to make SBA available to families from every financial background.


In order to be considered for need-based financial assistance, families must complete an online application annually through a service called Fast. If you have questions while completing the application, contact Fast customer support at 1-877-326-FAST (3278). For additional information, please contact SBA's Director of Finance and Operations, Todd Martyn-Jones tmartynjones@sbacademy.org.


In addition to need-based financial aid, Sugar Bowl Academy student-athletes are encouraged to apply for athletic scholarships through the Sugar Bowl Ski Team, the Far West Masters and the Lake Tahoe Ski Education Foundation. Applications for each of these scholarships are posted here on the Sugar Bowl Ski Team website.

"We've always made it a priority to make sure that every child with a dream and a sincere wish for a ski academy education gets the chance, regardless of financial situation."