Fountain Valley School Of Colorado

6155 Fountain Valley School Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80911-0809
Tel: (719)391-5251
Grades: 9-12 | 241 students
Fountain Valley School of Colorado is dedicated to providing a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum in academics, athletics and the arts.
Our community endeavors to foster a lifelong love of challenge and learning in an environment of diversity and mutual respect, and to prepare adolescents to become individuals who are open-minded, curious, courageous, self-reliant and compassionate. We believe that Fountain Valley School should prepare students "to write their own history." To empower them to do so, the school seeks to nurture all students in their pursuit of excellence and strives to develop in all students the following core values: open-mindedness, curiosity, courage, self-reliance, and compassion.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1930

Student Body

Total Students 241 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Fountain Valley School Of Colorado Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 43 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 11 students
Number of AP Courses 20 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Biology, Calculus AB and BC, Chemistry, Chinese Language and Culture, Computer Science A, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, French Language and Culture, Government and Politics: United States, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Physics C: Mechanics, Spanish Language and Culture, Spanish Literature and Culture, Statistics, Studio Art 2D Design, Studio Art 3D Design, U.S. History, World History,
Average SAT score 1794
Average ACT score 27
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(no baggy pants or shorts or tank tops)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $50,650
Tuition Notes tuition for domestic boarding; for day students it is $26795 and for international students it is $56925. Interim, books and fees, and some athletic programs are extra.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Kila McCann
Admissions Associate O'Neal Turner


Total Sports Offered 16 sports
Sports Alpine Skiing, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Diving, Equestrian, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Snowboarding, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballAlpine SkiingBasketball,
ClimbingCross Country,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
Mountain BikingMountaineering,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 25 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Admission, Big, Biomedical, Boardman, Chinese, Choir, Community, Environmental, French, Global, Global, International, Matchwits, Residential, Round, Ski/Snowboard, Spanish, Strings, Student, Student, The, The, Theater, Varsity, Wind Admission, Big, Biomedical, Boardman, Chinese, Choir, Community, Environmental, French, Global, Global, International, Matchwits, Residential, Round, Ski/Snowboard, Spanish, Strings, Student, Student, The, The, Theater, Varsity, Wind,

School Notes:

  • Located at the base of Colorado’s majestic Rocky Mountains, Fountain Valley School of Colorado combines intellectual rigor with a spirit of adventure and exploration. Founded in 1930, the school offers a college preparatory program for motivated students who seek a diverse and challenging learning experience within a close-knit and supportive community. FVS is co-ed and includes both boarding and day students, grades 9-12.
  • The school has a 1,100-acre main campus in Colorado Springs and a 40-acre Mountain Campus about two hours away near Buena Vista, Colo. The Mountain Campus is home to the Western Immersion Program, Interim adventures, skiing expeditions, outdoor education and much more. FVS is proud of its Western roots and location, and encourages students to embrace the many opportunities associated with living in the West, including the school’s adventurous outdoor education and equestrian programs.
  • Facilities include the Penrose Gym for athletics, swimming pool, indoor riding arena and three outdoor riding arenas (one covered), outdoor track, performing arts center, science and computer labs, dining room, residence halls and the Art Barn.
  • FVS is committed to serving a globally diverse and mutually supportive student population. Students represent 21 countries and 24 states.Academically, FVS offers honors and Advanced Placement courses in all disciplines while providing a flexible approach to assure appropriate course placement. The curriculum is designed to stimulate curiosity, encourage critical-thinking skills, develop intellectual stamina, and prepare students for the challenges of college. An FVS education is characterized by close interactions with a dedicated and accomplished faculty.
  • All students are required to participate in the afternoon program, which includes interscholastic sports, outdoor education, climbing, equestrian training (English and Western), fitness, community service and theater. Interscholastic sports include basketball (boys and girls), cross country (boys and girls), ice hockey (boys), lacrosse (boys), track and field (boys and girls), soccer (boys and girls), swimming and diving (girls), tennis (boys and girls) and volleyball (boys and girls). Music and art are offered as classes.
  • Signature programs include the Western Immersion Program for sophomores, which explores how the Western landscape shaped the people, history and culture of the region; and Interim, which provides students the opportunity to expand their intellectual, cultural and social horizons beyond the classroom. The weeklong program has included such activities as kayaking in Georgia, connecting with the American musical tradition on Broadway, and learning about Chinese culture in Beijing.
  • The Residential Life Program and facilities are designed based on a family-like house system, where groups of 16-20 students and one or two faculty families live in a residential unit. Spacious double and triple bedrooms, common rooms, a kitchen, dining area, bathrooms, laundry facilities and a computer lab are laid out in floor plans unique to each house.
  • Planned weekend include exploring the beauty of Colorado, movies, skiing, shopping trips to Denver, and even “spontaneity” trips where students decide at the last minute where to go. Popular on-campus activities include Cupid and Stupid Weekends, which are creative and fun-filled seasonal celebrations; Club Frautschi, End-of-Summer Carnival, “make your own pizza, or burrito, or sundae nights,” and special events put on by individual dorms.

Profile last updated: 07/20/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Hillsprings Learning Center (5.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Hillsprings Learning Center (5.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Cheyenne Meadows KinderCare (5.9 miles away)
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