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.

Overview

Program Emphasis
Boarding School
Day School
Small Boarding School
All Grades 9-12
Boarding Grades 9-12
Grade Divisions
Secondary
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Coed
Dress Code Casual
School Setting Suburban
Campus Size (Acres) 1,100 Acres
Head of School Craig W. Larimer Jr. '69
Endowment $34,000,000.00

Admission

E-mail
Web Address http://www.fvs.edu
Director of Admission Randy Roach
Admission Application Apply to Fountain Valley School of Colorado
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount $50.00; $100.00 for residents outside of North America
Application Deadline(s) February 1
Financial Aid Awarded $1,700,000.00
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 37%
Admission Tests Accepted
ISEE
Other (ACT)
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $23,900.00
Boarding Student Tuition $44,100.00
International Student Tuition $44,100.00

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 260
% Boys/Girls 48% boys, 52% girls
Boarding Students 173
Day Students 87
International
Canada
China
Germany
Japan
Korea
Mexico
Moldova
Other (Norway)
Saudi Arabia
Taiwan
Thailand
United States
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Kansas
Louisiana
Maryland
Michigan
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
Oklahoma
Tennessee
Texas
Vermont
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Majority of students come from Mountain Region
% of Students of Color 31
% of International Students 22

Academics

Full Time Faculty 36
Part Time Faculty 11
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 70
% of Faculty with Masters 70
Student/Faculty ratio 6:1
Average Class Size 12 Students
Special Academic Support Programs
ESL
Learning Differences
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
American Literature
Art History
Biology
Calculus
Ceramics
Chemistry
Chinese
Choir
Community Service
Computer Graphics
Creative Writing
Dance
Drama
Economics
Electives
English as a Second Language
English Literature
Environmental Science
Equestrian Sports
European History
Film
Fine Arts
French
Geology
Geometry
Government/Civics
History
Human Development
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
Chinese Language & Culture
English Language
English Literature
Environmental Science
French Language
Macroeconomics
Microeconomics
Physics C
Spanish Language
Spanish Literature
Statistics
Studio Art
US Government & Politics
US History
World History

College Placement Office

Average SAT I Scores (Math) 607
Average SAT I Scores (Verbal) 580
Average SAT I Scores (Writing) 573
Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
Recent College Matriculations Bates, Boston, Bowdoin, Brown, Colorado College, Columbia, Dartmouth, Duke, Johns Hopkins, M.I.T., Penn, Stanford, U.S. Air Force Academy
% of Graduates Who Attend College 100%

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
alpine skiing
basketball
cross-country
diving
equestrian
field hockey
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
other (Climbing)
soccer
swimming
tennis
track and field
volleyball
Recreational Sports
dance
equestrian
fitness
hiking
horseback riding
outdoor club/skills
rock climbing
skiing
Extra-Curricular Activities
Chorus
Community Living Program
Community Service Program
Dorm Proctors
French Club
Gay/Straight Alliance
Honor Council
International Club
Investment Club
Key Club
Math Club
Newspaper
Orchestra
Other (Varsity Club)
Peer Tutoring
Radio Station
Recycling Club
Spanish Club
Student Government
Student Publications
Yearbook

Notes

The Fountain Valley School English Riding Team is once again the best in the nation. The 2010 team won the Interscholastic Equestrian Association national title in April 2010. The team also won in 2007.

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