6155 Fountain Valley School Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80911
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Fountain Valley School of Colorado Photo #1 - Our second mountain campus provides opportunities for students to experience all of the recreational and learning opportunities that Colorado has to offer including skiing, rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, whitewater rafting, and more!
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Fountain Valley School of Colorado Photo #1 - Our second mountain campus provides opportunities for students to experience all of the recreational and learning opportunities that Colorado has to offer including skiing, rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, whitewater rafting, and more!
Fountain Valley School of Colorado Photo #2 - Many classes use our 1100 acre campus as an extension of our classroom. Student to teacher ratio 7:1
Fountain Valley School of Colorado Photo #3 - Fountain Valley School offers art classes in ceramics, painting/drawing, jewelry-making (metal-smithing), photography, and film. The Art Barn is dedicated solely to the pursuit of these fields.
Fountain Valley School of Colorado Photo #4 - Fountain Valley School`s riding program caters to all riders-from competitive and experienced to never-ridden-and the facilities for both horse and rider are first rate. You can ride five days a week, English or Western, and compete. Bring your horse to school with you or ride one of FVS`s 60 horses!
Fountain Valley School of Colorado Photo #5 - Fountain Valley has gorgeous adobe residence halls where groups of 16-20 students live much like a family with a houseparent. It's your home away from home!
Fountain Valley School of Colorado Photo #6 - 300+ days of sunshine a year in Colorado!
Fountain Valley School of Colorado Photo #7 - Interim is one of the most meaningful travel experiences students will have at FVS. Every March, groups head off on experiential learning adventures across the United States and the globe. Service and learning are core components, along with fun!
Fountain Valley School of Colorado Photo #8 - Our campus is defined by its adobe architecture, which is a signature of the American West. Many buildings are on the historic register in our beautiful prairie setting.
Fountain Valley School of Colorado Photo #9 - Campus photo from the plains with Pikes Peak in the background, nestled at the edge of Colorado Springs.
The quality of an East Coast boarding school; the culture of the American West.
A true global immersion at the foot of Colorado's magestic Rocky Mountains where you'll make friendships that will last your lifetime and emerge prepared to thrive in college. Students from over 20 countries, and 20 US states.
Our expansive 1,100-acre campus includes rolling prairie, views of snow-capped mountains, and endless blue sky that has inspired students for 90 years to live our core values: Courage, Compassion, Curiosity, Self-Reliance, Open-Mindedness
Benefit from a small student body, where teachers are invested in each child and supporting growth.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Students: 240 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $62,450
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $30,950
  • Acceptance rate: 66%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling

School News

  • MAJOR ACCOLADES FOR FVS SCIENCE STUDENT - 05/02/2022
    Fountain Valley School congratulates Tony T. `23 on his outstanding performance at the Pikes Peak Regional Science and Engineering Fair held on February 26, 2022 and the Colorado State Science ...moreand Engineering Fair held on April 7-8, 2022. hide

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Class of 2020
5.00
Babson College
For me, FVS was a one-of-a-kind experience. In my search for boarding schools, FVS stood out for two reasons. First, the school combines an Eastern education—liberal arts & sciences—with an adventurous and outdoorsy environment typically. . .

Class of 2015
5.00
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. . .

Class of 2013
5.00
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. . .
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School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2021 School Data
Fountain Valley School of Colorado
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1930
1907
Campus Size
1100 acres
125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
240 students
300 students
% Students of Color
38%
25%
% International Students
32%
20%
% Students Boarding
65%
70%
Average SAT Score
1303
* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score
27
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
No
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(No uniform)
Casual
Average Class Size
12 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
19
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
80%
70%
Summer Program Offered
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$40 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$62,450
$59,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$30,950
$33,250
Tuition international students
$64,700
$54,500
% Students on Financial Aid
41%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$22,700
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Jan. 15
SSAT Required
Yes
Yes
Acceptance Rate
66%
58%
Director of Admissions
Lindsey Radliff
Associate Director of Admissions
O'Neal Turner

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
19
17
Courses
2-D Studio Art, 3-D Studio Art, Advanced Calculus AB, Advanced Calculus BC, Advanced Chemistry, Advanced Chinese Language and Culture, Advanced English Literature and Composition, Advanced Environmental Science, Advanced French Language and Culture, Advanced Music Theory, Advanced Spanish Language and Culture, Advanced Spanish Literature and Culture, Advanced Statistics, Advanced World History

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
20
23
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Academic Honor Society, Admission Ambassador, Athenaea (student newspaper), Board Game Club, Business Club, Chinese Club, Debate Club, French Club, Girls Leadership Club, Green Team, Healing Psychology Club, Hispanic Honor Society, Matchwits, Math Club, Model UN, Student Cultural Organization, Student Government, The Owl (Yearbook), Varsity Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Barn Assistants

College Matriculation

Year: 2015 - 2019
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Colorado, Boulder
20
Colorado State University
13
University of Denver
9
University of Puget Sound
9
New York University
7
Colorado College
6
University of California, San Diego
5
Case Western University
4
Lewis & Clark University
4
Colby College
3

School Notes

  • 90 years ago, Fountain Valley School began with the belief that a boarding school dedicated to traditional standards of excellence, character, and progressive ideals would thrive in the sublime setting of the American West-and so it has. 
  • The result is a unique educational experience that offers the quality of an East Coast boarding school and the culture of the American West, symbolized by the FVS cattle brand in our logo.
  • In the decades since, Fountain Valley School has grown into a vibrant international community of students from 21 countries and 24 states. Simultaneously, Colorado Springs has grown up around us into a bustling city with 700,000 people who choose this incredible location at the base of the Rocky Mountains for its quality of life and access to incomparable recreational opportunities. 
  • FVS is a place where you can be you, whatever that looks like, and where you will be a part of a diverse, global community of students and faculty who are deeply committed to their learning, yet relaxed in their approach to doing so. You`ll be encouraged to take ownership of your education and empowered to write your own history with our core values of courage, open-mindedness, self-reliance, curiosity, and compassion.
  • LD types supported: Dyslexia, Learning Differences
  • Fountain Valley School of Colorado accreditations: The National Association of Independent Schools, Association of Colorado Independent Schools, The Association of Boarding Schools
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Students: 240 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $62,450
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $30,950
  • Acceptance rate: 66%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling

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