The Schools at Squaw Valley utilize a start-up approach to public education by embracing choice.

From K through 12, our families and students uphold the highest standards for academics, athletics and citizenship. 

Our Lower School (K-6) is committed to nurturing the whole student by cultivating high academic achievement and strong social development. By encouraging students to discover and pursue their interests, talents, and passions, our school and its community partners enable students to become self-motivated, competent, lifelong learners who are active contributors to the community, while pursuing academic excellence. Our dynamic, collaborative learning model emphasizes experiential instruction, social and environmental consciousness, and an awareness of each student's unique potential. Students are empowered to become positive contributors to society through partnerships with education specialists, parents, peers and within the community.

The Upper School's (7-12) mission is to cultivate student success through mindful perseverance, critical thinking, and resourcefulness; integrating the individuality and passions of each student and utilizing the Olympic Valley environment in preparing our students for global success in school, work and life. Our goal is 100% college acceptance. The Upper School is WASC accredited and courses are designed to meet University of California A-G standards and NCAA Eligibility.