Admissions Process

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You're on your way to becoming a Big Dog! 

Step 1 - Inquiry Form

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

Step 2 - Schedule your Visit

Attend CVA's Virtual Open House on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 7pm EST.

Schedule an in-person tour of CVA by contacting 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 a:
- FIS certified downhill course
- USSS Freestyle Moguls course
- Olympian-designed Cross Course
- 650 acres of backcountry-style glades
- Largest vertical drop East of the Rockies

Step 3 - Complete Application

Complete your application to CVA. 
1. Access your Carrabasset Valley Academy application portal.
2. Complete your application including:
-Principal & Teacher recommendations
-Coach Recommendation
-School Transcript
-Student Essays
3. Apply for Financial Aid, if applicable. 

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

Important Dates
March 31 - Admissions and Financial Aid Application Deadline

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