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Fountain Valley School Of Colorado5
Posted August 23, 2013
- a parent
Words cannot express how deeply grateful I am to FVS for the foundation it provided for my daughters. One daughter went on to get almost straight A's at University of Southern California, carrying a double major and then to a top ten law school. These A's represent how hard she worked, but also how well prepared she was for college. My other daughter has said that FVS saved her life, because she had been so bored in public school. The opportunity to attend school with students from all over the world was priceless. I'll never forget my daughters' descriptions of class discussions of the Cold War, where participants represented such countries as Russia, Thailand, or China. In this environment, students truly learn to respect different viewpoints. It seemed to me that all students on campus were treated with respect, including my daughters, who were recipients of financial aid. Finally, the campus seemed like a fairyland for curious students, with an art facility that was amazing and accessible, some of the dorm rooms nicer than students will ever have in college, and accessible teachers who were bright, supportive, and interesting. Thank you, Fountain Valley! Parent '02, '04
FVS is a truly remarkable school and community. We currently have a sophomore there and our daughter (who never intended on going to boarding school) is so impressed by it that she will also be attending starting next school year as a 9th grader. The education and life experiences that our son is getting there are outstanding. The teachers are committed to his learning process and take the time when something needs a little more attention for him. The sport community and culture of FVS is wonderful, inclusive and encouraging while keeping a competitive edge. We live less than 5 minutes from the school for this year and are on campus nearly every day so we get to see the school and culture not just on the family visiting days. The positive vibe is there throughout the year. Our son loves attending the school and plans on graduating from there. I can't say enough good things about this school. Plus, FVS owns over 1,000 acres of beautiful prairie land that surrounds the campus area with an unobstructed view of Pike's Peak. It's our favorite walking spot of anywhere in this area.
Our two children attended FVS as boarders for 4 years each. They participated in many activities and developed lasting friendships with great kids from diverse backgrounds. The FVS teachers were also a diverse group of people. Our children found individuals from the faculty who served as mentors for life as well as classroom educators. Both our daughter and son were accepted to top-ranked colleges and performed well at the college level, thanks to the academic rigor of FVS. The school also inculcated a sense of compassion and a love for the outdoors. The cost was high in dollars but the academic, social, and personal growth for our kids was worth it.
Fountain Valley School is a wonderful opportunity for any child who has a love of learning and wants to be pushed academically. Fountain Valley School focuses on the development of students in academics, athletics, and the arts. Top students from 96 countries come to Fountain Valley for the Fountain Valley Experience which includes: Excellent Teachers, Strong Leadership, Vigorous Academics, First Rate Coaching and Athletic Training, and a Very Strong School of the Arts. This school is perfect for students who are self starters, and care deeply about their preparation for college. If this does not describe your child, then Fountain Valley School may not be the school for him/her. The School's Staff and Administration have always acted in a professional and courteous manner. The school's management financially or otherwise has always been beyond reproach. The students at Fountain Valley School thrive in all areas of development. FVS has wonderful programs including: Equine program, Hockey program, State Champion Climbing program, Outdoor Education, Visual Arts including Silversmithing, Performance Arts, to name a few. Fountain Valley School is a small school with big school programs.
We had worst experience we've ever had. It was poor management, organization and professionalism. Many good teachers left last year. It is better to go to public school, if you live in the decent area.