Squaw Valley Academy at a Glance

Founded: 1978

Location: Olympic Valley, California; 200 miles east of San Francisco, and 45 miles west of Reno, Nevada, at the foot of Squaw Valley ski area.

Elevation: 6,200 feet (2000 meters)

Climate: Temperate – four seasons. 300 days of sunshine.


Spring – high: 55F or 13C; low: 39F or 4C.

Summer – high: 77F or 25C; low: 45F or 7.2C.

Fall – high: 60F or 15.6C; low: 40F or 4.4C.

Winter – high: 40F or 4.4C; low: 20F or -6.7C.

Student Body: Co-ed; 90 students; 95% Boarding.

Average Class Size: 8 to 10 students

Accreditation: AdvancED; National Independent Private Schools Association (NIPSA).

Faculty: 8 full time faculty, 80% with advanced degrees.

Student : Faculty Ratio: 8:1

Testing Services: SAT Testing Location; ACT Testing Location.

College Acceptance: 100% for all graduating Seniors.