Located in “Ski-Town U.S.A.,” the Lowell Whiteman School—a co-ed, college prep boarding and day school—is nestled in the Rocky Mountains. At the school, rigorous academics are paired with an experiential program that focuses on outdoor activity, taking full advantage of all that Northwestern Colorado has to offer. Each student commits to a track of foreign travel or competitive skiing or riding. The school doesn’t just educate minds; it educates “body and spirit.” Lowell Whiteman, who died in 2001, launched the concept as a youth camp in 1946, expanding it to a school in 1957.
Resident interns live and work in the school’s student dorms (one in each of the two boys’ dorms and one or two in the girls’ dorm). They assist the dorm parents in supervising the students in their residential lives, including kitchen work and weekend dorm duty. Interns also supervise afternoon activities such as backpacking, mountain biking, rock climbing, skiing, snowboarding, horseback riding, kayaking and canoeing. Interns teach two academic classes. About 10 percent of interns are offered full-time positions upon graduation.
Open to all recent college graduates who have worked with high school students in the past. A strong background in the academic discipline in question is required. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible.
Chris Taylor, Head of School
Lowell Whiteman School, The
Lowell Whiteman School
42605 County Road #36
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Number of Interns: Less than 10
Academic Level: Recent College Graduates