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Fountain Valley School Of Colorado Photo #1 - Our Art Barn includes equipment and facilities for photography, studio art, metal-smithing and ceramics.
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Fountain Valley School Of Colorado Photo #1 - Our Art Barn includes equipment and facilities for photography, studio art, metal-smithing and ceramics.
Fountain Valley School Of Colorado Photo #2 - Heading to tennis practice from Penrose Residence Hall
Fountain Valley School Of Colorado Photo #3 - Students relax after classes and before study hall.
Fountain Valley School Of Colorado Photo #4 - Students meet with their adviser on a beautiful Colorado Springs fall day.
Fountain Valley School Of Colorado Photo #5 - Students get up close and personal in Mr. Gustke's science class. Ratio 7:1 student-teacher ratio!
Fountain Valley School Of Colorado Photo #6 - A peek inside one of the FVS residence halls
Fountain Valley School Of Colorado Photo #7 - The 40-acre Mountain Campus is located two hours from the main campus. The 6,250 square-ft. cabin is near Buena Vista, Colo., near the Collegiate Peaks. Many mountain sports and learning opportunities offered including field science, skiing and hiking.
Fountain Valley School Of Colorado Photo #8 - Rock Climbing indoor arena--largest high school indoor arena in the US! Many outdoor opportunities offered throughout Colorado.
Fountain Valley School Of Colorado Photo #9 - Fountain Valley School campus nestled on 1,100 acres at the foot of Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs, Colorado the base of the Rocky Mountains. Location and access to the mountains allows for many unique opportunities for adventures in learning!
Fountain Valley School Of Colorado Photo #10 - Both English and Western riding are offered at FVS. While students can compete in both disciplines, basic horsemanship is one of the core values of the program. Indoors and out, the accommodations for horse and rider-one of the biggest indoor arenas in the state-are extensive. All FVS instructors are accomplished riders certified by the USHJA. Horse boarding offered.
Fountain Valley School of Colorado offers an education and experience you won`t find at any other school, combining intellectual challenge with a spirit of adventure and exploration.
Learn deeper in classes that challenge you to think critically. Engage in compelling discussions where everyone`s opinion matters. Your talented teachers will inspire you to embrace challenge with confidence and independence.
With classmates from 20 countries and 20 states, you will think and connect globally while making lifelong friends from around the world.
The Global Scholar program is unique to FVS, challenging students to engage as world citizens and develop an international perspective.
As a member school of Round Square-a worldwide network of more than 170 independent schools-Fountain Valley students have opportunities for international exchanges around the globe.
Other signature programs include The Western Immersion Program, Interim, Western and English riding, prep hockey, outdoor ed, mountain biking and climbing.
Over the last two years, students have earned admission to select colleges including UC Berkeley, University of Pennsylvania, Stanford, Harvey Mudd, Carnegie Mellon, NYU and Tufts.

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Learning Center support
Year Founded
1930

Student Body

Total Students
239 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
25%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade
Fountain Valley School Of Colorado Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size
11 students
Number of AP Courses
18 courses
List of Courses Offered
Average SAT score
1280
Average ACT score
27
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1 / Apr. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition for domestic boarding; for day students it is $32,500 and for international students it is $65,500/68,000. Interim trips, books and fees, and equestrian and athletic programs are extra.
% on Financial Aid
35%
Acceptance Rate
75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Lindsey Ratliff
Endowment Size
$40 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
26 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Admission Ambassadors, Chess Club, Chinese Club, Coffee House, Community Council, Environmental Club, French Club, Gay Straight Alliance, Global Affairs Forum, Green Team, Hispanic Honor Society, International Students Club, Jazz Band, Matchwits, Raspberry Pi, Round Square, Spanish Club, Student Cultural Organization, The Athenaea, The Owl, Varsity Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Chamber Strings, Concert Choir, Theater, Wind Ensemble/Concert Band

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Ski/Snowboard

School Notes

  • 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 new Penrose Athletic Center with the biggest climbing facility of any private school in the country and an eight-lane pool; indoor riding arena and three outdoor riding arenas (one covered); outdoor track; performing arts center; science and labs, dining room, residence halls and the Art Barn.
  • FVS is committed to serving a globally diverse and mutually supportive student population. Students represent 16 countries and 20 states.
  • The Global Scholar program is unique to FVS, challenging students to engage as world citizens and develop an international perspective. As a member school of Round Square-a worldwide network of more than 170 independent schools-Fountain Valley students have opportunities for international exchanges around the globe. 
  • Academically, FVS offers advanced 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), 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.
  • Residence halls are 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 BBQ, winter formal, "make your own pizza, or burrito, or sundae nights," and special events put on by individual dorms.
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