Fountain Valley School of Colorado

6155 Fountain Valley School Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80911
Tel: 719-391-5251
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 244 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 
2014 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 Yes Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1930 1909
Campus Size 1100 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 244 students 295 students
% Students of Color 33% 19%
% International Students 23% 20%
% Students Boarding 68% 68%
Average SAT Score 1826 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1643 - 2024 -
Average ACT score 28 *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


Endowment Size $33 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$49,900 $48,400
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$26,400 $27,240
Tuition international students $55,000 $45,400
% Students on Financial Aid 41% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $22,700 $20,255
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No


Application Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Acceptance Rate 66% 58%
Director of Admissions Kila McCann  
Associate Director of Admissions O'Neal Turner  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 20 16
2-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


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 17 13
SportsAlpine Skiing, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Diving, Equestrian, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball


Total Extracurricular Organizations 22 24
ExtracurricularsAthenaea (student newspaper), Big/Little Siblings, Chinese Club, Christian Fellowship, Equestrian Program, Film Club, French Club, Global Affairs Forum, Gold Key, Hispanic Honor Society, Horseback Riding, Instrumental Music, International Student Club, Matchwits, Math Club, Mt. Bike Weekend, Ski/Snowboarding Club, Table Tennis Club, The Dane (Newspaper), Varsity Club, Vocal Music, Youth Philanthropy

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 80 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.

  • LD types supported: mild learning differences
  • School accreditations: Association of Colorado Independent Schools
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Sam Goldwyn Jr. - Legendary motion picture producer
    • Tony Goldwyn - Actor, director, producer
    • Griffin Dunne - Actor, director, producer
    • Ed Sherin - Law & Order Producer
    • Jonathan Ormes - Former director of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
    • Belding Scribner - Pioneer of kidney dialysis
    • Jack Lane - Arts visionary and museum director
    • Steve Lemme - Broken Lizard Comedy Troop (Super Troopers, Beerfest!)
    • John Perry Barlow - digital rights activist and lyricist for The Grateful Dead
    • Bob Weir - The Grateful Dead

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is Ekklesia Mountain High (76.8 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Buena VistaEkklesia Mountain High
    518 S. San Juan Ave., Box 1243
    Buena VistaCO 81211
    719 395 6046 ext 23
    76.8 mi | 135 students | Gr. Pre-K-12
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