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Fountain Valley School of Colorado

Call: 719-390-7035
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Fountain Valley School of Colorado

At a glance

Location Colorado Springs, CO
USA
Tuition $53,860
Grades 9-12 Students Receiving Aid 37%
Student Body Coed Total Aid Awarded $2,000,000
Student/Faculty Ratio 5:1 Endowment $34,000,000
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Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate 65%

Total Enrollment

Total Enrollment 225

Average Class Size

Average Class Size 11

Sports & Extracurriculars

Sports & Extracurriculars 39*
Average SAT Score (Math) N/R
Average SAT Score (Verbal) N/R
Learning Support Program?
Number of AP Programs 18
ESL Offered?
IB Program Offered?

Overview

Program Emphasis Boarding School
College Prep
Day School
Small Boarding School
All Grades 9-12
Boarding Grades 9-12
Grade Divisions Secondary
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Coed
Established 1930
Dress Code Casual
School Setting Suburban
Campus Size (Acres) 1100
Head of School William V. Webb
Endowment $34,000,000

History

The story of Fountain Valley School began in the late 1920s with the vision of an extraordinary woman, Elizabeth Sage Hare, who believed that a school tied to traditional academic excellence and progressive ideals of individual dignity and creative promise would thrive in the West. She convinced her close friends to join her in establishing a boarding school certain to rival the most prestigious schools in the East.

The 1,100-acre Bradley Ranch, nestled in a valley in the foothills of Pikes Peak, was deemed the perfect location. Its Hacienda, "Casa Serena," designed by renowned architect Addison Mizner, would become the School's focal point and inspiration for what was then, and remains today, a place of permanence in a world of change.

Academics

Full Time Faculty 36
Part Time Faculty 7
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 80%
Faculty with doctorate 3
Student/Faculty ratio 5:1
Average Class Size 11
Special Academic Support Programs
ESL
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
American Literature
Art History
Biology
Calculus
Ceramics
Chemistry
Chinese
Choir
Community Service
Creative Writing
Drama
Electives
English as a Second Language
English Literature
Environmental Science
Equestrian Sports
European History
Film
Fine Arts
French
Geology
Geometry
Government/Civics
History
Mathematics
Music
Other (Global Education)
Outdoor Education
Photography
Physics
Pre-calculus
Science
Spanish
Statistics
Studio Art
Trigonometry
World History
World Literature
A.P. Courses Offered
Biology
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Chemistry
Computer Science A
English Language
English Literature
Environmental Science
French Language
Macroeconomics
Microeconomics
Physics C
Spanish Language
Spanish Literature
Statistics
Studio Art
US Government & Politics
US History

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 225
International
Canada
China
Czech Republic
Germany
Japan
Korea
Mexico
Other (Finland)
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Spain
Ukraine
United States
Alaska
Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Michigan
Missouri
Montana
Nevada
New Jersey
New Mexico
Ohio
Oklahoma
South Dakota
Texas
Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Majority of students come from Mountain Region
% of Students of Color 32%
% of International Students 26%

Admission

E-mail admission@fvs.edu
Web Address www.fvs.edu
Director of Admission Kila McCann
Admission Application Apply to Fountain Valley School of Colorado
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount 50
Application Deadline(s) Feb. 1
Financial Aid Awarded $2,000,000
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 37%
Acceptance Rate 65%
Total Applicants 225
Admissions Selectivity Selective
Admissions Yield 57%
Admission Tests Accepted
ISEE
Other (ACT)
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $28,800
Boarding Student Tuition $53,860
International Student Tuition $58,900

College Placement Office

Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
Recent College Matriculations American University, Boston College, Carnegie-Mellon, Colby College, Colorado College, Colorado School of Mines, Dartmouth College, University of Denver, George Washington University, Georgia Tech, Middlebury College, New York University, Pomona College, Pratt Institute, Santa Clara University, Smith College, University of Southern California, Syracuse University, Tufts University, UC Berkeley, UCLA, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy, Washington University-St. Louis
% of Graduates Who Attend College 100%

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
basketball
cross-country
diving
equestrian
ice hockey
lacrosse
other (Climbing, Mountain Biking)
soccer
swimming
tennis
track and field
volleyball
Recreational Sports
fitness
hiking
outdoor club/skills
rock climbing
skiing
snowboarding
weight lifting
Extra-Curricular Activities
Art Club
Choir
Chorus
Community Living Program
Community Service Program
Dorm Proctors
French Club
Gay/Straight Alliance
Honor Council
International Club
Literary Magazine
Orchestra
Other (Varsity Club)
Peer Tutoring
Quiz Bowl
Recycling Club
Spanish Club
Student Government
Student Publications
Yearbook

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Phone 719-390-7035
Address 6155 Fountain Valley School Rd - Colorado Springs, CO 80911 USA
Website www.fvs.edu 
Email admission@fvs.edu 
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