Student Life

Residential Life

Make yourself at home! Ten beautiful, adobe residential houses host small groups of just 16-20 students along with a house director and their family. To best support the needs of students transitioning to boarding school, freshmen live together in their own dorms, while others are comprised of mixed-grade students. With double and triple rooms, communal kitchens and common rooms, fireplaces and patios, your house quickly becomes a warm and welcoming home. It’s your place to kick back, study, catch up with friends, watch a movie, play a game or make a snack—all under the guidance of a caring, adult house director who likely has young children and a dog!

Connections To Last a Lifetime

When you live, learn and play together, the bonds you make with your roommates, housemates and house directors lead to lifelong friendships across the globe. There’s a lot of living you do together—celebrating birthdays, studying, cooking, laughing, watching movies, playing games—so friendships grow, thrive and endure. Domestic and international roommates learn about and appreciate each other’s cultures, and this often leads to traveling and visiting one another’s homes.

You’ll live intentionally in a small, supportive community. In addition to your house director, you’ll have two resident advisers to lean on. RA’s are upperclassmen chosen through a rigorous selection process to serve as role models who help oversee residential life. They plan fun social events, and offer an empathetic ear and support to housemates who seek help with academic, social or personal concerns.

Here’s What a Weeknight Looks Like

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  • 5:15-7:00 p.m.

    Afternoon athletics and programs end at 5:15 p.m., and the dining room opens for dinner at 5:30 p.m. You'll have free time until 7:00 p.m. when it’s time to check back into your house.
  • 7:00-7:30 p.m.

    From 7:00 - 7:30  p.m, you’ll complete your assigned dorm job and clean your room. There are faculty on duty in each house Sunday-Thursday evenings from 7:00 - 11:00 p.m.
  • 7:30-10:00 p.m.

    Closed study hall begins at 7:30 p.m., which is time for independent, quiet studying. At 9:00 p.m, you can study with other students or get help from a teacher on duty.
  • 10:00-11:00 p.m.

    Free time begins at 10:00 p.m with lights out at 11:00 p.m for upperclassmen, 10:30 p.m for freshmen.

Jen Lebo P ’22, Sage East House Director

Our residence halls don’t just house students, they encourage family. Academic life at FVS is rigorous, and our dorms create a space for students to study, relax and recharge so that they can go do big things. The residential life program here at FVS is a legacy of safety, nurturing and growth. I am so proud to be a part of it.
FVS is a private, college-preparatory, co-ed, day and boarding school for grades 9-12 in Colorado Springs.
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