Uniquely Storm King
SKS is proud to offer activities that make The Storm King School a special place to learn and grow. Each year our students look forward to the following traditions, to name a few:
Each fall, the entire Storm King School community scales Storm King Mountain to mark the beginning of the new school year. This tradition dates back to 1932, when Headmaster Barker instituted the very first Mountain Day.
Thursday Night Dinners
Every Thursday, our chefs prepare a special “family-style” dinner for the entire community. Students sit with their residential groups and are served by one another. These dinners are formal dress and followed by community programs in the theatre.
Each year, our international and foreign language students prepare cuisine and visual and performing art presentations, in order to share their customs and cultures with the entire Storm King School community. The International Fair is an integral celebration of our diversity.
SKS athletic director Joseph Graziosi occasionally calls a “code blue” to alert the community that one of our athletic teams is facing an important game. The entire school then dresses up in blue and attends the game en masse to give our Cougars the edge!
A promenade dance is held near the end of the school year at the picturesque Bear Mountain Resort. All students and faculty are invited to attend.
MLK Jr. Day of Service
Classes are cancelled on Dr. King’s birthday and the entire student body participates in various on and off campus service activities, including a school-sponsored blood drive, Habitat for Humanity, Animal Shelters, Project Linus and other great activities.
During the winter solstice, the SKS community gathers in the theater for a non-denominational celebration of holidays from around the world.