Fountain Valley School Of Colorado
Fountain Valley School Of Colorado Photo #3 - Students meet with their adviser on a beautiful Colorado Springs fall day.
Fountain Valley School Of Colorado Photo #4 - 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.
Fountain Valley School Of Colorado Photo #5 - Students get up close and personal in Mr. Gustke's science class.
Fountain Valley School Of Colorado Photo #7 - The 40-acre Mountain Campus is located about two hours from the main campus. The 6,250 square-ft. cabin is near Buena Vista, Colo., at the base of the Collegiate Peaks. Many FVS experiential programs occur here.
- 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 16 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.
Fountain Valley School Of Colorado places among the top 20% of private schools in Colorado for:
- Category Attribute
- Acceptance Rate Lowest average acceptance rates
- Advanced Degrees Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees
- Student Body Largest student body
- AP Courses Most AP courses offered
- Sports offered Most sports offered
- Extracurriculars Most extracurriculars offered
- School History Oldest founding date
|School Type||School with Special Program Emphasis|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)|
State or regional independent school association
|Grades Offered||Grades 9-12|
|Total Students||239 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 23%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||40 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||6:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||11 students|
|Number of AP Courses||18 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, Macro and Microeconomics, Physics C: Mechanics, Spanish Language and Culture, Spanish Literature and Culture, Studio Art 2D Design, Studio Art 3D Design, U.S. History|
|Average SAT score||1280|
|Average ACT score||27|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Feb. 1 / rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$56,000|
|Tuition Notes||Tuition for domestic boarding; for day students it is $29900 and for international students it is $61250. Interim, books and fees, and some athletic programs are extra.|
|% on Financial Aid|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Kila McCann|
|Admissions Associate||O'Neal Turner|
|Endowment Size||$40 million|
|Total Sports Offered||15 sports|
|Sports||Alpine Skiing, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Diving, Equestrian, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Snowboarding, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, VolleyballAlpine Skiing, Basketball,|
Climbing, Cross Country,
Ice Hockey, Lacrosse,
Mountain Biking, Mountaineering,
|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:
- 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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