We’ve always made it a priority to make sure that every child with a dream and a sincere wish for a ski academy education gets the chance, regardless of financial situation.
— Tricia Hellman Gibbs, SBA Founder

2017-2018 Tuition & Payment Information

Full Year Program

Boarding $50,960
Day $32,910

Winter Term Program

Boarding $37,674
Day $24,450

8th Grade Winter Term Program (Dec. - Mar.)

Boarding $24,466
Day $18,340

Sugar Bowl Academy recognizes that you, as a parent, must consider the challenge of providing for your child’s opportunity to attend SBA. We believe that your family’s decision to join the SBA community should be based upon its academic, athletic and community offerings; not upon the cost of attendance. We are aware that some families choose not to apply for admission out of concern for the cost. Every family will be asked to make a sacrifice, but it is our goal to make SBA available to families from every financial background.

Sugar Bowl Academy offers several tuition payment plans:

  • A one-time payment of full tuition due in August. 
  • A first payment of one-half tuition in August, with a second payment of the remaining one-half tuition in November.
  • Ten monthly payments, beginning in August.


Financial Aid Information

In order to be considered for need-based financial assistance, families must complete an application process annually through the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS). The financial aid process can begin by accessing the following link For additional information, please contact SBA's Director of Finance and Operations, Todd Martyn-Jones  

In addition to need-based financial aid, Sugar Bowl Academy students are encouraged to apply for athletic scholarships through the Sugar Bowl Ski Team, the Far West Masters and the Lake Tahoe Ski Education Foundation. Applications for each of these scholarships are posted on the school's website as they become available. The Ski Team & Academy's complete financial aid policies can be found at