Student Life

Alan Lewis

Welcome all students and parents,

For 150 years, The Storm King School has been a thriving community of scholars, athletes, and artists. Our core values of truth, respect, and responsibility bring out the very best in each of our students, both in and out of the classroom.

The Storm King School is a true boarding school – about 70 percent of our students live on campus. The residential experience at Storm King educates the whole student, both in and out of the classroom. The residence experience builds a strong community through evening and weekend activities, such as community service opportunities, arts and cultural trips, hiking and rock climbing at many others. The student activities committee keeps dorm life active with pizza study breaks, dances, concerts, and much more.

Living on campus helps our students to get to know their teachers better because most faculty members also live there. In fact, up to 20 faculty members are active in each dorm as advisers, residents, coaches – and there’s at least one faculty apartment on each floor of every dormitory.

Our focus at SKS is on individual development. Our programs are designed to facilitate that development. We believe that students learn best in a supportive and safe environment, and we challenge our students every day to continue to improve. Please take a look at the exciting descriptions of the activities and opportunities available to SKS students and feel free to contact us with any questions. See you on the Mountain!

Alan Lewis

Leadership Opportunities

The Storm King School recognizes the importance of developing leadership skills among our student population. Consequently, there are several opportunities for students to hold leadership positions. In addition to the official positions listed below, we expect students to emerge as leaders in classrooms, as captains on the athletic fields, and as leaders in all the activities we endeavor to tackle.

Resident Assistants aid faculty dormparents in running dormitories. They are returning members of the School who apply for a one-year position in the Spring. RAs serve as the heads of each residential group (called families) and assist the administration in maintaining accountability for their groups. Residential duties for RAs include facilitating with evening check-in, enforcing rules, and modeling appropriate behavior at all times.
These students function in a manner similar to the RAs, without the residential responsibilities. Day student leaders also serve a one-year term and are chosen each spring.
Students may run for one of five seats on the Leadership Council. These five seats are filled by two members of the senior class, two members of the junior class, and one member of the sophomore class. Elections are held early in the school year. These five individuals are joined by two students appointed by the dean of students as they represent the student body and meet regularly with administrators with the purpose of improving the work we do at SKS.
Students may run for one of four positions on the Judicial Committee. These students are voting members who participate in important discipline hearings throughout the year. Two boys and two girls are elected early each fall.

Take a closer look at our Mountain Community