Since its inception in 1973, Sun Valley Community School in Sun Valley, Idaho has inspired its students to think critically, embrace challenges, and lead impactful, purposeful lives. The school serves more than 430 day and boarding students in grades pre-kindergarten through twelve. Close student-faculty relationships and experiential, project-centered learning define the school’s distinctive educational experience.
Our philosophy? Build community. Take risks. Grow your curiosities. Pursue your passions. Aim for personal bests. We are a preK-12 day and boarding college prep school of more than 400 students set in the iconic mountain resort town of Sun Valley, Idaho. Our faculty and staff are passionate about the outdoors, the arts, innovation, athletics, adventure, and the work they do with students. They are engaged and encouraging and believe in our student-centered approach.
Our students are open to new experiences, take advantage of the natural environment, thrive in a small-town community but have a solid sense of the broader world. A Sun Valley Community School experience balances intellectual inquiry with adventure. We ask students and faculty alike to push comfort zon...es and seek understanding. We value inclusivity, authenticity, and critical thinking. Please see our website for further details about our school’s guiding principles as well as our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work.
Our mission: "From our campus to the wilderness, we inspire students to think critically, engage confidently, embrace challenges, and lead impactful, purposeful lives."