Sun Valley Community School

Nestled among five mountain ranges in the heart of Sun Valley, Idaho, Community School is a small, independent Pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade day and boarding school committed to engendering a sense of community within an intellectually challenging and supportive atmosphere.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked ID School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 446 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $38,100
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 8 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Sun Valley Community School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Idaho for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1973
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
446 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
5%
State avg.: 15%
Students by Grade
Sun Valley Community School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
60 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
63%
Average Class Size
15 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 8 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Upper School Tuition: $38,100 Boarding Fee: $18,800
% on Financial Aid
26%
Acceptance Rate
60%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Alessia Carega

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Green Team, Investment Club, Model United Nations Club, Radio Club, Student Senate, Sun Valley Ski Academy, Ultimate Frisbee Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Creative Arts Academy

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Backcountry Ski Club, Kayak Club, Outdoor Leadership Academy

School Notes

  • Sun Valley Community School is made up of a community of curious minds, adventurous spirits, compassionate hearts, and critical thinkers who engage in learning and connect with one another in the thriving mountain community of Sun Valley, Idaho. Surrounded by six mountain chains in the heart of Idaho, Sun Valley Community School offers students the chance for an excellent academic education, combined with unrivaled outdoor and wilderness experiences.
  • Sun Valley Community School students come to know themselves and one another on campus and in the wilderness, finding joy and growth through academic challenge, outdoor experiences, artistic endeavors, and athletic passions.
  • We find students who thrive at Community School are independent, prefer a small, close-knit environment, have a love for the outdoors, and value their role and voice in the classroom. Our boarding program has a family feel with just 36 students who are excited about living in our cosmopolitan mountain town.
  • While we have established ourselves as a school that serves winter-sport athletes through the Sun Valley Ski Academy, we also have an incredible Outdoor Program, Outdoor Leadership Academy, and Creative Arts Academy.Please come explore our website and reach out to us with any questions!
  • We encourage you to watch the Discover Sun Valley Community School video to learn more about our school and the Sun Valley Ski Academy video to learn more about the exceptional education and opportunities we offer for winter sport athletes. You can learn more about our students by visiting our "Meet some Cutthroats" page.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Sun Valley Community School cost?
Sun Valley Community School's tuition is approximately $38,100 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Sun Valley Community School?
The acceptance rate of Sun Valley Community School is 60%, which is lower than the national average of 89%. Sun Valley Community School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Idaho with low acceptance rates.
What sports does Sun Valley Community School offer?
Sun Valley Community School offers 17 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Ice Hockey, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Nordic Skiing, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball. Sun Valley Community School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Idaho for most sports offered.
What is Sun Valley Community School's ranking?
Sun Valley Community School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Idaho for: Lowest average acceptance rates, Largest student body, Most sports offered and Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for Sun Valley Community School?
The application deadline for Sun Valley Community School is Feb. 8 / rolling (applications are due on Feb. 8 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked ID School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 446 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $38,100
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 8 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Idaho is $8,956 for elementary schools and $8,967 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Idaho is 89% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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