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Founded in 1970, Burke Mountain Academy is a full-year private college-preparatory school in the northeastern United States, located in East Burke, Vermont. It educates and trains alpine ski racing athletes on the slopes of adjacent Burke Mountain Ski Area. Our students, known as Burkies, come from all over the world for one reason, to find out just how far they can go. 

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Founded: 1970

Location: East Burke, Vermont

Enrollment: 69

Grades: 8-12, Post-Graduate

Boarding/day distribution: 90% boarding / 10% day students

Geographic distribution: The majority of our student-athletes hail from New England or the New York metropolitan area, but several come from other regions of the U.S. and eight international students represent Canada, France, Great Britain, Switzerland, China, and Australia.

Teaching faculty: 9

Coaching/athletic staff: 18

Staff-student ratio: 1:3

Full-time faculty holding advanced degrees: 100%

Alumni named to national ski teams: 154

Alumni who became Olympians: 37

  • Alumni in the 2022 Beijing Olympic Winter Games: 2

  • Alumni in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games: 7

  • Alumni in the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games: 5

Burke helped shape me in many ways. Most importantly teaching me how to take my competitive fire and use it to be the best I can be! I knew how to never give up, Burke allowed me to pursue a passion that will always be a part of me. Parker Biele '20