GREAT SKIERS WHO ARE GOOD PEOPLE.
BMA develops students into leaders by giving them responsibility and holding them accountable. From executing small on campus jobs to being able to travel internationally for training and competitions, Burkies accept their role within the community and also expect to be held responsible while endeavoring outside of it.
Our boarding students reside in one of five dormitories and the majority have at least one roommate, but even day students contribute significantly to campus life while enjoying meals in our dining hall and serving as active community members. Our nearly 30-acre campus, including five academic buildings, a library, dining hall, ski storage and tuning facility, and the Glover Training Center, extends to the Burke Mountain Resort and nearby multi-use Kingdom Trails.
HARD WORK, COMMUNITY, and CORE VALUES.
Most people are capable of so much more than they think they are. When students choose to come to Burke, they choose not to be most people. Burke's students and faculty come from all over the world to train with and learn from the best. Very few experiences in life will show you what you're made of, like the Burke Experience.
The BMA Handbook reflects the core values of the school, and it is a crucial part of understanding what it means to be part of our community. As such, every student at Burke Mountain Academy is required to read and abide by the information presented in it.
BMA requires each student to assume a job assignment on campus. Whether it’s emptying the trash, cleaning dining hall tables or mopping the floors, no matter how menial the job may be, everyone understands it is essential to community living. Residential life on campus promotes an environment in which students help one another with schoolwork, taking on self-assigned tutoring responsibilities, without even being asked. The same is true in the Ronnie Berlack Center – encouraging each other is The BMA Way.
At BMA, our Speaker Series caters to the unique interests and needs of our student-athletes. We welcome industry professionals, alums, and thought leaders in sports psychology, dietetics, and related fields to deliver engaging and relevant talks that benefit our entire school community and provide valuable insights for each student's journeys at BMA and beyond.
- Sexual Health and Healthy Relationships
- Social Courage and Navigating Social Media
- Mental Health (for yourself and supporting your peers)
- Nutrition and Fueling for Race Season
For guest speaker recommendations, reach out to Alyssa Belcher, Director of Student Life.