Campus Capital Campaign
Over the years, Mt. Mansfield Ski Club & Academy have created generations of passionate skiers, propelled our student athletes to the highest levels of our sport, and built a reputation as a top-level school that maintains rigorous academic standards.
Today, we are excited by the recent completion of our new Academic Building. This 10,000 square foot building provides our student-athletes with an optimal learning environment with state-of-the art classrooms and labs. Looking to the future, we are we are excited to announce an ambitious campaign to continue updating the Academy’s Mountain Road campus.
The goal of this project is to build a growth platform that keeps all of our options open.
Our recently completed Academic Building was made possible by contributors like you.
Along with our on-campus Athletic Center, completed in 2017, the new Academic Building is part of our strategic plan for ongoing success. The three-story, 10,000 square foot building serves our current students by providing an optimal learning environment, and helps secure our school’s future by increasing classroom capacity, and by working as a tool to attract new prospective students.
The Academic Building and central green space are the focal point of our beautifully redesigned 4-acre campus. Construction and associated site work are a $2.5 million phase of a long-term campus design plan. Although this project is complete, donations are still accepted to continuously keep the building up to date with new technological and academic materials.
The last phase of our project is perhaps the most ambitious, a replacement of our existing dormitory and student center. The old building has served us well for many years, but it requires costly repairs and no longer meets the needs of our modern academy. The new Student Lodge will be the heart of student life on campus as well as being home away from home for our boarding students. Communal design will foster inclusiveness and togetherness in the hope of contributing to excellence in our student body, as well as a spirit of teamwork that creates life long friendships. The Student Lodge will be approximately 15,000 square feet and will include: living accommodations for 40 residential students and staff, a dining and event hall accommodating 75 people for meals and 150 for events such as graduation, an art center, a fully equipped commercial kitchen, a complete ski tuning facility and equipment lockers for student use, common study areas, and a student lounge game room.
All of us at MMSCA are so excited that we are finally able to start thinking about the third, and final, phase of our long-term campus redesign plan. We’ve come a long way in a short period of time, and it is amazing that we are already nearly two-thirds of the way to completing our dream academic campus.
We are still in the planning stages for this new building, but our estimate, based on some initial consultation, and our experience with other recent building projects, is that this third and final phase of our long-term campus plan will cost $2.7 million. We are already off to a great start, with gifts totaling $600,000.
Since 2010, capital improvements on our Academic Campus have been a strategic priority for MMSCA. The recent completion of our new Academic Building, and the beginning of our Student Lodge project will complete our objective of bringing all our facilities to a world-class level. The enhanced facilities and increased capacity for boarding students will act as recruiting tools to help us attract new student-athletes and ensure the long term sustainability of our program.
Once funding is secured, we are ready to start this project on an aggressive schedule, with final plans beginning immediately, and ground breaking as soon as possible.
Our network of community supporters is large, and we hope that this campaign will remind families of the value that the Mt. Mansfield Ski Club & Academy experience has provided over the years. With that value in mind, please consider a gift to help us shape our organization’s future. Gifts of all sizes are critically important to achieve our dream, and we hope to involve every member of our community in the effort. Please reach out with any questions, we’d love to hear from you, and tell you about the project. Look for updates on our website and social media, and thank you, as always, for helping us to provide that incredible Mt. Mansfield experience to generations of future students.
Igor Vanovac, Executive Director