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Carrabassett Valley Academy

Mailing Address

3197 Carrabassett Drive
Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947

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Carrabassett Valley Academy is a private middle/high school at Sugarloaf Mountain in Maine, offering a unique balance of college-preparatory academics and competitive ski and snowboard training.

CVA is more than a school; it is a way of life that is shaped by the ruggedness of the terrain and environment.  We create an experience not found elsewhere, an experience that creates growth, opportunity, and choices. A full-on academic, athletic, and community experience that is life-changing.

We are student-centered. We tap into a student’s passion for skiing/snowboarding, love of the outdoors, and willingness to work hard. We use that passion to help a student achieve his/her personal best to create the strongest high school resume, so upon graduation, he/she has the most post-secondary academic and athletic choices.

Rigorous college-preparatory education while pursuing athletic aspirations. It’s a time-tested integration of academics, athletics, and community providing a framework for students to become confident, independent, and advocates for themselves.

For over 30 years we have been nestled in the western mountains of Maine. We have earned more Olympic medals for skiing and snowboarding than some small countries and have graduated students into the most prestigious colleges and universities and prepared them to be responsible, caring citizens who know the value of hard work and commitment.