CVA is defined by the collective spirit of its founders, teachers, coaches, parents and students. And…it is also defined by our location. The isolated ruggedness of the terrain and environment here clearly shapes us, our program and our students.
This place creates an experience not found elsewhere. A place where students carry the skills they learn on the mountain forward to face the challenges of their lives and of our world with strength and grace.
They learn how to win, how to lose, how carry on in unforgiving weather, and how to pick themselves up and keep going. While teaching students how to deal with those life lessons this mountain environment is also creating growth, opportunity, and choice.
It’s a full-on academic, athletic, and community experience that is life changing. It’s the “real deal” approach to a disciplined training program that pushes students to higher levels of competence.
When students join CVA they join a community that is nestled securely in the woods of Carrabassett Valley. A community where they are known, needed, cared for, and are listened to. A community that radiates sincere warmth and a very familial feel within the school and the Valley as a whole.
Students choose CVA because they love the outdoors, have a passion for their sport and are willing to work hard. They leave with an appreciation for the unique personality of the wilderness and with a life-long love of the outdoors.
Kate Webber Punderson '89
Head of School