Fountain Valley School of Colorado

5.00 5 1 (3 reviews)
Tel: 719-391-5251
6155 Fountain Valley School Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80911
  • "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. . .
Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
Fountain ValleyBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-126-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded19301910
Campus Size1100 acres110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment226 students300 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score1800* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1643 - 2024-
Average ACT score27*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:51:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1617
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYesYes


Endowment Size$38 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
Tuition international students$57,625$47,500
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$22,700$22,730
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo


Application DeadlineFeb. 1 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationNoNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsKila McCann
Associate Director of AdmissionsO'Neal Turner

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1617
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


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1714
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 Organizations3223
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Academic Honor Society, Admission Ambassador, 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, Hispanic Honor Society, International Student Club, Language Clubs and Honors Societies, Matchwits, Math Club, Music Importers Club, Round Square Club, Student Cultural Organization, Student Government, Student Weekend Activity Team (SWAT), The Owl (Yearbook), Varsity Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Barn Assistants, Guitar Club, Instrumental, Jazz Club, Vocal Music, Wind Ensemble

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Mt. Bike Weekend, Ski/Snowboarding Clu

College Matriculation

Year: 2013 - 201610 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Colorado18
Colorado College10
University of Denver9
University of Puget Sound7
Colorado State University6
New York University5
Occidental College5
Mount Holyoke College3
University of California, San Diego3
University of Illinois3
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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