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Dare to Ascend


Fountain Valley School provides a Western Academic program centered around passionate teaching and one-of-a-kind learning experiences that combine rigor with healthy balance and fun. As they journey through FVS, students are prepared to excel to the best of their abilities and aspirations.

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Boarding + Day

Nighttime shot of dormitories.

Boarding + Day student life

Make Connections to Last a Lifetime

Make yourself at home! Fountain Valley is proud to offer 10 beautiful, adobe residential houses as well as daytime, evening and weekend activities for day and boarding students to have fun, engage in community, and explore the great American West with FVS faculty and friends.


Sage House Dormers Having Fun

The Arts

Art Barn

The Arts


At the heart of the arts program is the belief that every student can be an artist. FVS students are encouraged to discover new talents and stretch their potential, develop their voice, think creatively, and confidently share their point of view in all areas of life.






Set amid a majestic Rocky Mountain landscape, Fountain Valley takes full advantage of its unique location in the American West to provide a one-of-a-kind and inspiring athletic experience. In addition to offering traditional sports such as basketball, lacrosse, soccer and swimming, FVS proudly offers non-traditional mountain sports ranging from climbing to biking as well as three-season Western and English Riding programs.


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Western Immersion

Student Painting Mountain Landscape



Fountain Valley offers a unique twist on the traditional boarding school experience. The School's location in Colorado State provides immediate access to countless natural resources that promote outdoor education in one-of-a-kind learning environments. Whether attending an ecology lesson outdoors on FVS's 1,100-acre Prairie or exploring art in nature at the School's 40-acre Mountain Campus, students gain a deeper understanding of the land and its people.


Students hiking near Mountain Campus

Signature Offerings

Two students canoeing.



Fountain Valley School aims to cultivate change-seekers who embrace the world around them, advocate for both themselves and others, and take action in their local communities and beyond. A variety of signature offerings, ranging from global immersion programs such as Round Square and Interim to in-depth research projects like the Senior Capstone and Global/STEM Scholar Diploma, pave the way for college and beyond as students explore their passions.


Student holding a school flag on Interim.

an environment that inspires

1100 acres
mountain sports
the arts
Student dancing to music in the Middle East.
All School in the Chapel

Community Voices

See what students, alumni, parents and faculty are saying about Fountain Valley School of Colorado.

Sofia B.

Student, Class of 2025

Student-Faculty Relationships

Our teacher-student connections are unparalleled to anywhere else. I feel so close to many of the faculty on campus and will definitely keep in contact with them after graduation. It really is incredible.

Jeff Brabec, Ph.D.

Alumni, Class of 2014

Portrait of Jeff Brabec
Transformative Life Experiences

Going to Fountain Valley was probably one of the best things that I could have done. I [underwent] a lot of my educational and emotional growth at FVS. I had experiences there that I still talk about to this day and rely on in times of uncertainty. I truly think I would not be where I am today if I hadn’t had the opportunity to attend Fountain Valley School.

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Burton McLucas

Alumni, Class of 1987, Parent, Class of 2026

Burton McLucas and his daughter at registration.
Impacting Generations

FVS has held a special place in my heart since I was eight years old. Having grown up on its sprawling 1,100-acre campus as a faculty child, I always felt at home. Later, as a student, I was privileged to receive a world-class education from its exceptional faculty, which laid the foundation for my future success. Without hesitation, FVS was the only private school I considered for my daughter. She, too, cherishes her time at FVS.

Mr. Nathan Eberhart


Portrait of Nathan Eberhart
Caring and Experienced Faculty

I believe deeply in the unique and transformative learning that happens within the adobe walls of FVS and beyond. One of my favorite parts of teaching language at Fountain Valley School is the opportunity to take students abroad on Interim to practice their conversational skills while immersed in the target language in destinations like Morocco, France, and Colombia. Having served as the Chair of the Languages Department since 2020 and Dean of Faculty, Equity & Teaching since 2023, I was inspired to work at Fountain Valley after seeing the positive impact it had on my younger brother, Zachary '13, and Zachary's father, Douglas '76.

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Fountain Valley School of Colorado provides a transformative curriculum in a supportive environment where students are challenged to think critically, become leaders, and live by our core values: Courage, Compassion, Curiosity, Self-Reliance, Open-Mindedness.

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