Welcome from the Headmaster2018-10-09T10:07:15+00:00

How Big Can You Dream?

We love dreamers at The Storm King School... Kids from all over the world come here to learn how to realize their dreams.

When they arrive on campus, they discover they are not alone. Here at SKS they find a community of teachers and students that is dedicated to helping students to achieve their highest aspirations. They find a place where they can be themselves, where everyone accepts them for who they are. This is a community that is interested in personal achievement, not how students are measured against some arbitrary standard.

So, what have you always wanted to achieve… to become… to be? What are your dreams? Have you ever been told that your dreams might be out of reach?

Every one of us is a unique individual who possesses strengths and weaknesses. And each of us has a personal potential that is far greater than most of us realize. Our job here at the Storm King School is to help you fulfill that potential, by working closely with you to develop the skills, values and habits of mind that are the keys to your success. But our first task is to help you assess yourself — to help you take an inventory of your own strengths, weaknesses, hopes and dreams. We’ll work with you to refine your dreams, to put them in the context of personal goals. And we’ll help you develop a strategy to achieve them. So whether your interests are in the sciences or the arts, in literature or mathematics, in history or languages, at SKS you’ll be surrounded by like-minded students from around the world.

The Storm King School is truly a global community. Students come to this beautiful campus from many different countries, to learn about themselves and each other. We’re a residential school, so the learning goes on 24/7… in the classroom, on the playing fields and in the dorms. And you’ll be a teacher as well as a learner, because your dreams are so big and because you have so much to share.

This is one of the ways SKS is really different from other schools you may be considering. Teaching and learning… they go hand in hand. Our expectation is that you will do a lot of both. This isn’t a place to sit back and watch. It’s a place to contribute actively, to take some risks, to stretch yourself. How else can you achieve your goals?

So if you are a student with dreams, big or small, I invite you to come and visit us at The Storm King School and discover for yourself this very special place “on the mountain.” Tour the campus; visit classes; talk to students and teachers. Most importantly, imagine yourself as a part of this community, preparing for college and for life in an environment that values each student and the gifts with which you are blessed.

Please come and see us when you can. And be sure to bring your dreams with you.

Jonathan W. R. Lamb

Head of School