The National Ski Academy (NSA) in Ontario in Canada use Sprongo to develop and improve their students. NSA was established in 1986 and is a non-profit registered charity. They aim to provide an environment where student athletes can maximize their potential through alpine ski racing excellence, personal growth and academic achievement. In 2010 they became a Ministry of Education inspected private school. They can grant high school credits in grades 9 to 12.
They deliver their vision through a holistic approach. This builds on the individual students addressing three core development areas. These are academics, fitness and ski racing. NSA has a winter home in Collingwood and a summer home is Saas Fee Switzerland. Each home provides the full facilities, professional coaches, teachers and trainers the students need to succeed. They are the only high school credit granting academy in the whole of Canada that provide this holistic program.
Their programs have helped to provide National Team ski racers. They have also produced racers for the Ontario team and many of the top coaches in the country. Alumni Dave Duncan is just one of the success stories with his seven world cup podiums. He finished 1st at the FIS world cup in 2013.
The graduating students over the past five years have also managed a combined academic average of 84%. Many gained acceptance and scholarships into top Canadian and American universities.
The school is truly thriving and receives rave reviews from the parents of the student athletes. They are delighted in turn to promote the many parents who are thrilled with the children’s experience.
Sprongo is also delighted to be involved with these young students and help in their development to improve athletically. The National Ski Academy are proud to say that dedicated young people enter their doors and then leave as enlightened students, accomplished ski racers and tomorrow’s leaders.