Why CVA 

Our founders believed that if you supported a student’s passion for skiing or snowboarding then all parts of their lives: academic, athletic, and community, will improve.

We continue the beliefs of our founders today by creating a learning experience that... 

  • builds self-confidence and independence
  • teaches students time management and the skills to be academically prepared to excel at a high level
  • supports them as they learn to advocate for themselves and gain knowledge that fosters leadership abilities. 

As one of the country's first ski and snowboard academies, we have learned that there is more to a person than what they know and what they can do… they must be good citizens of the world. That is why gratitude, civility, respect and commitment are woven into every aspect of the CVA experience.

Please contact Dawn Smith, our admissions director to learn more about CVA or to inquire:

Call: 207-237-4466 | Email: dsmith@gocva.com | Click here to inquire online

CVA Advantages

5-month winter term

CVA uniquely offers 5-month winter term options for all students grade 8 - post graduate.

Enjoy Risk-Free Tuition

We understand that you cannot know just how much you’ll love CVA until you’re here. But perhaps your child will discover they aren’t quite as ready as they thought. No problem. If your child has a change of heart within 30 days of their enrollment, we’ll refund your tuition.

Academics Come First

CVA’s college preparatory curriculum is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Students from 7th grade through post-graduate learn the critical thinking skills needed to take them to college and beyond. Athletics are treated as a privilege that is gained only through success in the classroom.

Teachers teach, Coaches coach

While CVA has separate teaching and coaching staffs , they work together to ensure that every student-athlete is performing to his or her highest potential on the mountain and in the classroom.

Traveling or on-campus, class is always in session

CVA’s unique co-curricular programming that allows student-athletes to maintain high quality academic achievement while on the road.  With a proven system in place, students are able to achieve success at competitions without sacrificing academic standards.

Students learn more than academics

The unique environment challenges students in ways public school does not. In addition to time management and responsibility, students at CVA also learn how to self-advocate and acquire greater levels of self-confidence, leadership, and independence.

About CVA

3197 Carrabassett Drive
Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947

207.237.2250

Fax: 207.237.2213
Email: dsmith@gocva.com