Admissions Process

Step 1 - Inquiry Form

Start the admissions process by completing the online inquiry form. Once your inquiry is received, you will receive information to access your goCVA account. This is the best way to track your application status.

Step 2 - Campus Visit

To schedule an in-person tour, contact Lydia Barbie, Director of Enrollment, (207) 237-4458. 

Carrabassett Valley Academy is located at the base of Sugarloaf Mountain, Maine's largest ski resort. CVA student-athletes have direct access to world-class training venues including:
- Largest vertical drop East of the Rockies
- State-of-the-art snowmaking for extended on-snow season
- Dedicated surface lift to centralized training venue
- FIS certified downhill course
- USSS Freestyle Moguls course
- Olympian-designed Cross course
- 650 acres of backcountry-style glades

Step 3 - Complete the Application

1. Log into the goCVA application portal and complete the application checklist steps:
-application with short response and essay questions
-request recommendations through the application portal
-upload school transcripts

2. If applicable, complete the Financial Aid application. All qualified applicants are admitted to Carrabassett Valley Academy on a need-blind basis. 

Application Fee
An application fee of $50 for domestic students and $100 for international students is required. 

Important Dates for 2024/2025 Applications
March 15 - Priority Admissions and Financial Aid Deadline

April 15 - Priority Admissions Decisions and Financial Aid Awards to families
May 1 - Enrollment Contracts and Deposits due

The Admissions Committee will continue to accept applications after the priority deadline on a rolling basis when space is available. Candidates will be notified once all elements of the application have been reviewed.
Lydia Barbie
Director of Enrollment
(207) 237-4458

About Admissions

Admission to Carrabassett Valley Academy is based on a careful review of each candidate’s current academic, athletic and extracurricular record, personal recommendations, the family interview, standardized test scores, and CVA’s evaluation of his or her ability to benefit from and contribute to our program.

Applicants should be able to perform in a demanding, but supportive, college preparatory academic program and want to compete in skiing or snowboarding or join our non-competitive program.

Carrabassett Valley Academy does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, or national or ethnic origin in admissions policies, financial aid programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs.