Winter Term Program

Gould’s Winter Term program is for student-athletes who want to maximize their winter on snow and in the classroom. Our exclusive program is for seventh- and eighth-grade student-athletes in Alpine, Freestyle/Freeride or Snowboarding. Student-athletes have the opportunity to be on snow every day. Gould has the best academics and training, all in one place.

Get a head start in learning to balance daily on-snow training with a strong academic program! The Winter Term program runs from mid-November through the end of competitions in March.

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How to Apply For Winter Term

Step 1 – Contact the Admissions Office

Contacting the Admissions Office will allow us to create a file for you. This file will be updated as the different parts of your application are submitted. We can be reached by phone at 207-824-7777 or by e-mail at Additionally, please do not hesitate to contact Kurt Simard directly with any questions.

Step 2 – Schedule an interview and tour

Visiting campus is a great opportunity to meet with current students, faculty, and interview with an Admissions Officer. Contact our office by phone at 207-824-7777 or by e-mail at to schedule your tour today.

Step 3 – Application and Recommendations

Please complete the online Gould application (through Ravenna) or the  Standard Application Online (SAO).

Step 4 – Provide a Current Transcript

Prospective students must submit an updated transcript from their current school along with any additional school records or academic testing if available.

Tuition and Application fees

Tuition for the Winter Term is $28,500 for boarding and $18,500 for day students.
An application fee of $50 for domestic students is required.

Mailing Address

All application materials should be mailed to:
Gould Academy
P.O. Box 860
Bethel, Maine 04217

Important Dates

April 15  – Application Priority Deadline
May  1  – Decision letters start being mailed

Kurt Simard

Gould Academy Competition Program
Director of On-Snow Programs
B.S. University of New Hampshire


Coach Simard brings a versatile coaching perspective to Gould, having worked with gifted athletes of all ages, from the junior development level to Division I collegiate level to placement on the U.S. Ski Team. During his eight-year tenure as Head Coach for the University of New Hampshire’s Division I Women’s Alpine Team, he coached the Wildcat Women to an NCAA National Giant Slalom Championship in 2006 and the entire Alpine Team to a second-place overall finish that same year. His athletes also attained an impressive 19 All-American Award honors as well as placements to the U.S. Ski Team.

Originally hailing from Auburn, Maine Coach Simard grew up ski racing. He participating in the U.S. Ski Team’s Development Program, graduated from Green Mountain Valley School in Vermont, and captained the University of New Hampshire’s Division I Men’s Alpine Team. After college he began his coaching career at Sunday River with Gould Academy.  A testament to the relationships that he is known for establishing with his athletes, Coach Simard has had the unique experience of coaching several athletes at Gould and then as collegiate athletes at University of New Hampshire. Several of his former athletes have since come to Gould and coached under his leadership. Noted for his enthusiastic love of athletics and ability to lead, his accomplishments have been recognized by his peers as he has been twice named the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) Coach of the Year (2005 and 2006). In 2007, Coach Simard’s return to Gould was both a homecoming and milestone. He met his wife, Lauren, at Sunday River, and together they have three daughters: Madeline ’16, Cameron, and Sophie.