Fountain Valley School of Colorado

5.00 5 1 (3 reviews)
6155 Fountain Valley School Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80911
Tel: 719-391-5251
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 226 students
  • "Fountain Valley School attracts success-oriented students who thrive in the small class environment, and would like to live and learn in a community that is defined by opportunities and accomplishments...".

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  • University of Colorado at Boulder
    There is a required trip the week before spring break where you can go to the Bahamas to learn about marine life, go to China, France, New Orleans, and many other places. The majority of. . .
  • University of Colorado Denver
    FVS is extremely unique in the sense that it allows students to engage in not just one aspect of life. There is a really healthy balance between academic, athletic, and artistic activities in the schedule. . .
  • Colorado College
    The location in the Rocky Mountain west is unparalleled. The amount of experiential learning that can occur both on campus and in the amazing nature that surrounds our region is unique to FVS. The Western. . .

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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
Fountain Valley Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 11-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1930 1910
Campus Size 1100 acres 120 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 226 students 298 students
% Students of Color
33%
20%
% International Students
37%
20%
% Students Boarding
65%
70%
Average SAT Score 1800 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1643 - 2024 -
Average ACT score 27 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:5 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 16 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
80%
70%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $38 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$52,700 $51,250
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$28,200 $27,800
Tuition international students $57,625 $47,400
% Students on Financial Aid
41%
35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $22,700 $21,275
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No

Admission

Application Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application No No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Acceptance Rate
66%
56%
Director of AdmissionsKila McCann
Associate Director of AdmissionsO'Neal Turner

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 16 16
Courses2-D Studio Art, 3-D Studio Art, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Chinese Lanaguage, Computer Science A, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, French Language, Physics C, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, U.S. History

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 17 14
SportsAlpine Skiing, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Diving, Equestrian, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 32 23
ExtracurricularsAcademic Honor Society, Admission Ambassador, Art Barn Assistants, Athenaea (student newspaper), Big/Little Siblings, Biomedical Sciences Club, Chinese Language & Culture Club, Christian Fellowship Club, Community Service Council, Conservation Corps, Film Club, French Club, Global Affairs Forum, Guitar Club, Hispanic Honor Society, Instrumental, International Student Club, Jazz Club, Language Clubs and Honors Societies, Matchwits, Math Club, Mt. Bike Weekend, Music Importers Club, Round Square Club, Ski/Snowboarding Club,

College Matriculation

Year: 2013 - 2016 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Colorado 18
Colorado College 10
University of Denver 9
University of Puget Sound 7
Colorado State University 6
New York University 5
Occidental College 5
Mount Holyoke College 3
University of California, San Diego 3
University of Illinois 3
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • Fountain Valley School attracts success-oriented students who thrive in the small class environment, and would like to live and learn in a community that is defined by opportunities and accomplishments.
  • At FVS students pursue challenges that hold promise and rewards well beyond a successful college career. The School's academic, arts and athletic programs are greatly enhanced through experiential learning opportunities in the West. Such diverse learning opportunities are unique among the nation's independent secondary schools.
  • For 86 years, a Fountain Valley education has been characterized by close interactions with a dedicated and accomplished faculty, and a community environment in which students make lasting friendships. The association with FVS community is a lifetime connection that is maintained and renewed because of the shared belief in the importance of the School's mission.
  • Take a look at FVS from the sky in our drone videos by alumnus Max Seigal '06A View From the SkyAthletics in the Fall
  • School accreditations: Association of Colorado Independent Schools
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