Quick Facts

Fountain Valley School is a coed independent college preparatory school that offers day and boarding programs for students in grades 9-12. FVS was established in 1930 and is located on an 1,100 acre campus in Colorado Springs, Colo., which is 70 miles (115 km) south of Denver. Colorado's mountain ski resorts are two hours to the west, and the School has a 40-acre Mountain Campus near Buena Vista, Colo., that provides abundant opportunities for year-round recreation and experiential education programs.

Mission Statement

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. 
Head of School
  • Megan Harlan (2022)
  • 1,100-acre central campus in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • State-of-the-art 60,000 sq. ft. athletics center with eight-lane indoor pool, strength training facility, gymnasium and 6000-sq.-ft. climbing gym
  • 40-acre Mountain Campus
FVS is accredited by the Association of Colorado Independent Schools (ACIS), whose accreditation standards are formally recognized by the State of Colorado's Board of Education, National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), and The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS).
2021-22 Enrollment
  • 243 (Boarding 164, Day 79)
  • Boys: 120; Girls: 123
  • 24 states and 21 countries
  • 32% of students reside outside the U.S.
  • 38% are students of color
  • 2019-20 Financial Aid: $2.8 million
  • 43% of students receive need-based financial aid or merit scholarships
Faculty & Staff
  • 75 faculty and staff
  • 36 total faculty members; 23 full-time teaching faculty
  • 63% of all full-time teaching faculty hold advanced degrees
  • 41 are student advisers
  • 56 are coaches
  • 13 full-time teachers live on campus
  • 10 are in residence halls as house directors
Class Size
  • Average core class: 11
  • Student-to-faculty ratio is 6:1


FVS is a private, college-preparatory, co-ed, day and boarding school for grades 9-12 in Colorado Springs.
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