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.


2019-2020 TUITIOn

Full Year Program
Boarding $56,984
Day $38,038
Winter Term Program (8th,9th,10th Grades)
Boarding $39,887
Day $26,499
6th and 7th Grade Winter Term Program - including Sugar Bowl Ski Team fees (Jan. - Mar.)
Tuition $10,995

Important Financial Aid Deadlines

  • For new applicants, the deadline for applying for financial aid is March 15, 2020. We'll notify you of any award by April 1.

  • For returning SBA student-athletes: financial aid applications are due by February 15 2020. We'll notify you of any award by March 1.


A deposit of 10% of tuition is due with a signed enrollment contract. Sugar Bowl Academy offers several tuition payment plans for the balance:

  • A one-time payment of full tuition due in May.

  • A first payment of one-half tuition in May, with a second payment of the remaining one-half tuition in October.

  • Ten monthly payments, beginning in May.


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 SBSTA’s Executive Director John Horsch jhorsch@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."