Fountain Valley School of Colorado

6155 Fountain Valley School Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80911
Tel: 719-391-5251
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 236 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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Definition of Terms 
2015 School Data
Fountain Valley Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 7-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
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 236 students 300 students
% Students of Color
33%
20%
% International Students
30%
20%
% Students Boarding
70%
67%
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 20 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
80%
67%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $36 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$50,650 $49,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$26,795 $28,400
Tuition international students $56,925 $46,500
% Students on Financial Aid
41%
35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $22,700 $21,000
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No

Admission

Application Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes 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 20 16
Courses2-D Studio Art, 3-D Studio Art, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Economics (Macro/Micro), English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, French Language, Physics C, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Statistics, U.S. Government, U.S. History, World 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 30 24
Extracurriculars Academic Honor Society, Admission Ambassadors, Art Barn Assistants, Athenaea (student newspaper), Big/Little Siblings, Biomedical Sciences Club, Chinese Club, Christian Fellowship, Conservation Corps, Film Club, French Club, Global Affairs Forum, Guitar Ensemble, Hispanic Honor Society, Instrumental Music, 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, Student Cultural Organization,

College Matriculation

Year:2008 - 2012 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Colorado 16
Colorado State University 15
University of Denver 14
Colorado College 8
University of Illinois 7
Rollins College 5
Colorado School of Mines 4
Johns Hopkins University 4
Syracuse University 4
Washington University of St. Louis 4
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 '06

    A View From the Sky
    Athletics in the Fall
  • School accreditations: Association of Colorado Independent Schools

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