The FVS Brand

Testimonials & Reviews

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  • Student

    Fountain Valley is a truly wonderful school where students are able to learn about the world around them, but most importantly, individuals learn about the person they are, and discover who they want to become. FVS has changed me into a student who is willing to take risks and try new activities.
  • Parent

    We were reluctant to support our son’s desire to go to a boarding school when he first suggested it. Our family is very close, and we worried that with him leaving for those important years would drive a wedge in our connection. Our experience was the opposite though; we all got closer, and as he matured into an amazing young man spending four years in an incredibly supportive environment, we saw new sides to him that perhaps wouldn't have come forth had he not been challenged in Fountain Valley’s environment. We HIGHLY recommend FVS to everyone we meet.
  • Parent

    Both of my daughters were on almost full scholarships, but they were treated no differently. We were very grateful for the diversity. My daughters were blown away by the experience of discussing the Cold War in a history class along with students from such countries as China, Viet Nam, and Russia. As a parent, I appreciate that I was treated like a respected partner...My daughters were so well prepared for college that one daughter went on to receive a full-tuition scholarship at the University of Michigan Law School.
  • Current student

    I thought I wanted to attend an East Coast school and came across Fountain Valley accidentally. This school is similar to East Coast private schools in many ways—the academic rigor, for example—but is unique in its emphasis on sense of place. Our adobe dorms, prickly pear-spotted running trails, and view of Pikes Peak look nothing like the ivy-covered east-coast schools I thought I'd attend. I never expected to love the West in the ways Fountain Valley has taught me to.
  • Alum

    I was more than prepared for college and my freshman year at a highly selective liberal arts school was easier than my senior year at Fountain Valley School.
  • Parent

    There is no comparison between FVS and our local public school where the vast majority of kids get little to no attention. There is also no comparison to other private schools—the FVS people, place, and program are one of a kind, and terrific!
  • Current student

    My previous school focused on assigning large packets of busy work, as opposed to exposing us to interactive work. The FVS classes are very “hands on” and allow students to apply what they have learned in the classroom to the real world.
  • Parent

    We live in Colorado and had other private school options in the Denver area, and we are delighted with our daughter's decision to attend FVS. The culture is inclusive and inviting, academics are challenging and supportive with small class sizes and plenty of access to teachers for support.
  • Current student

    Before visiting Fountain Valley, I was barely considering boarding school as an option for my future. As I left from my first visit, it became clear to me that Fountain Valley is a one-of-a-kind place to learn and grow. The campus is stunning at any time of the year, and the faculty and staff are unparalleled in their commitment and passion.
  • Current student

    The academics have exceeded my expectations and have pushed me to become a better version of myself. The diversity-driven aspect of the school ensures that every race, religion and self identification is accepted and celebrated.
  • Current student

    The small class sizes allow me to focus and ask lots of questions, which I wasn't exactly able to do at my last school. I truly feel that I am welcome at Fountain Valley.
  • Alum

    Being a student at Fountain Valley is a life-changing experience. From the immersive learning opportunities, to the individual attention from faculty, to the exquisitely beautiful surroundings, Fountain Valley has it all. I was able to try out so many new things—Latin, snowboarding, making butter (during freshman Interim), dance, swim team, AP physics, Shakespeare Festival, choir etc. A wonderful community and well worth a look for any family looking for unique educational opportunities.
  • Parent

    FVS is a supportive community in which faculty and staff care deeply about the students and go out of their way to provide an exceptional growth experience. The school is demanding without being too stressful, and assistance is always available if needed. The boarding environment provides opportunities for leadership and a step toward independence with lots of positive adult guidance. My daughters absolutely loved it!
  • Alum

    Fountain Valley School changed my life and going there was the most important decision I ever made.
  • Current student

    The students and teachers at FVS create the most welcoming community, and it means so much to me to know that there are so many people there who support me. The small class sizes allow me to focus and ask lots of questions, which I wasn't exactly able to do at my last school. The entire vibe of the school is so friendly and so academically focused. I would recommend this school to students who enjoy diving into subjects, exploring the world on school trips, working hard, and having a blast at school.
  • Parent

    Fountain Valley is an amazing place for students to broaden their horizons and become better students, thinkers and citizens of the world. The small class sizes and small community allow every student to have a voice, find their place, and grow in a supportive environment
  • Alum

    Fountain Valley truly is an amazing place for students. You will have classmates from all over the world and teachers who are also your advisers, coaches and dorm parents. What truly makes a difference is that the teachers are committed to transforming your child into a global citizen who thinks critically.
  • Faculty

    Fountain Valley prepares students for life. It’s a learning environment that extends beyond the classroom, beyond the school day and beyond the expected. FVS offers a unique high school experience that attracts a special kind of student, one who is looking for meaningful challenges, who wants to stretch more academically, and who is excited for more opportunities and more adventure in life.
  • Parent

    Our daughter had a fabulous high school experience at FVS. I would not hesitate to recommend this school and it is especially a great location for New Mexico residents to consider. It's a caring, motivating community that helped her develop into a fine young adult. She was very prepared for college and is self motivated. Going to boarding school helped her take ownership of her education and personal life.
  • Alum

    It was a beautiful experience I wouldn't take back for the world. I met my best friends there. They are people who truly understand me and accept me for who I am. The teachers actually care about what is happening in my life and genuinely want me to succeed.
  • Alum

    Fountain Valley School pushed me to excel in my strengths while discovering new ones. Its beautiful campus, gorgeous arts facility, and opportunities for travel and interaction with students from around the world taught me how to find a home anywhere
  • Alum

    I loved Fountain Valley. The school was rigorous but also supportive. The teachers were enthusiastic and caring. I learned to work very hard and I gained tremendous confidence as a student there. When you go to FVS you are joining a life-long community. There is no place like it. I feel there is nothing I cannot do because I attended FVS.
  • Alum

    I graduated in 1977 and without a doubt Fountain Valley was one of the best things to happen in my life. Students looking for an education and a fully rounded program of student life, mentorship,and activities, FVS is the school for you.
  • Parent

    Our son loves this school, and we do as well. He is learning, becoming more confident and feels accepted by his peers. We couldn’t be happier in choosing Fountain Valley School of Colorado.
  • Uncle

    Fountain Valley School of Colorado is an exceptional boarding school. My niece attended FVS and the teachers, staff, and administration really went above and beyond to support her both academically and personally. The campus is absolutely gorgeous and she thrived in the horseback riding program. She was able to walk from her dorm to ride horses on the 1,000+ acre campus overlooking the Rocky Mountains. The sense of community is also very strong at FVS and every time I visited, I found the students and teachers to be open-minded and inspiring. She now has a near-full scholarship to CU-Boulder thanks to both her hard work, initiative, and the doors that FVS opened.
  • Alum

    Forty years ago when learning disabilities weren’t well understood, I was allowed to stay at Fountain Valley School whose academic standards were and remain very high. It was only through the intervention of dedicated faculty, staff and the administration working behind the scenes on my behalf who wanted me to succeed that I was allowed to complete my FVS education. Fountain Valley School gave me the kind of education I wish every high school student could have. From a rigorous and challenging core curriculum to Interim week to class work in the field to a feeling of family and community, the school provided me with opportunities that today I feel lucky to have had. The school encouraged me in my strengths and didn’t shame me in my weaknesses. They accepted me for who I was, but at the same time challenged me, knowing I could do better. I will always be grateful to this wonderful school for accepting and embracing me. 
     
     
  • Alum

    Absolutely love this place. Truly was my home away from home. I still keep in contact with my dorm parents and visit when I can.
  • Former faculty

    FVS is a fantastic school with intelligent students and a hard-working faculty who are committed to the development of courageous, self-reliant, curious, open-minded and compassionate young men and women. This is a school that works hard to be inclusive and stay true to its mission and core values.
  • Parent

    My daughter is a junior and I couldn’t love that school more! The faculty and staff are warm and loving toward the kids, while giving them the structure they need to spread their wings in a safe environment.
  • Alum

    There are no words to accurately describe the unique experience that being a student here provided. The education more than prepared me for university, and also for life. I learned more than the "3R's”. I learned critical thinking, etiquette, the art of conversation including listening, thoughtfulness, art appreciation and respect.
  • Parent

    FVS is a great place for our boys. I love the fact that both boys have had completely different experiences so far and are not forced to fit into stereotypical roles as teenage boys. One is involved in performing arts and the other is all athletics. The culture of the student body is healthy where kids are accepted for who they are and valued as a member of the FVS community. If you are looking for a place to push your child to be a better student and to learn about real-world issues in a safe environment, then FVS is a great choice.
  • Alum

    A place for high school students that not only lives up to, but embraces Mark Twain's idea of “not letting school get in the way of education.” FVS equipped me with the tools to thrive in college and perhaps more importantly, it equipped me with the tools to bravely change my educational and career aspirations late in the game (senior year of college).
  • Parent

    Fountain Valley School truly embodies “Be your best self.” Students have the opportunity to be leaders in many different ways. Students have the ability to grow and stretch themselves in so many ways. FVS is a very special place!
  • Parent

    Our son is having the time of his life at Fountain Valley. He has found the Midas touch there, as everything he has tried has turned to gold. The FVS faculty, his dorm parents and adviser have afforded him every opportunity for growth. He has taken advantage of leadership opportunities, academic challenges, new languages, and sports. He has made many new friends of varying backgrounds and cultures. After each break, he looks forward to returning to Colorado Springs and his friends. We are very comfortable when our son is there and have no regrets about his choosing FVS. In a short time, he has blossomed into a fine young man.
  • Parent

    We were reluctant to support our son’s desire to go to a boarding school when he first suggested it. Our family is very close, and we worried that with him leaving for those important years would drive a wedge in our connection. Our experience was the opposite though; we all got closer,and as he matured into an amazing young man spending four years in an incredibly supportive environment, we saw new sides to him that perhaps wouldn't have come forth had he not been challenged in Fountain Valley’s environment. We HIGHLY recommend FVS to everyone we meet.
  • Student

    Fountain Valley is a truly wonderful school where students are able to learn about the world around them, but most importantly, individuals learn about the person they are, and discover who they want to become. FVS has changed me into a student who is willing to take risks and try new activities.
FVS is a private, college-preparatory, co-ed, day and boarding school for grades 9-12 in Colorado Springs.
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