Lowell Whiteman School is perhaps one of the most unique boarding schools you may find. Founded in 1957, it is a full boarding school for both male and female students. The school is remote and nestled among mountains, ranches and ski resorts.

It is located outside of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Lowell Whiteman School follows the experiential education model. This model combines college preparatory classes with hands-on experience in the world. Students are required to be part of a competitive skiing team or recreational skiing team. Students also participate in camping, backpacking and kayaking.

Every year, the entire student body along with their teachers travel to a different country for a month. There they help in charitable services and learn about the country’s culture. The belief is that students will gain better education by immersing academics with environment.

The student body is small, it varies between 70 to 100 each year. It services students in grades 9th to 12th.