Sun Valley Community School at a Glance

Sun Valley Community School at a glance

HEAD OF SCHOOL

Ben Pettit

FOUNDED

1973

GRADES SERVED

Pre-kindergarten through twelve

ACCREDITATIONS

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS)
AdvancED
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)

MISSION

From our campus to the wilderness, our mission is to inspire students to think critically, engage confidently, embrace challenges, and lead impactful, purposeful lives.

CAMPUSES

  • Three campuses totaling 44 acres in the towns of Sun Valley and Ketchum, Idaho
  • Sun Valley Community School’s main academic campus is located at One Community School Drive in Sun Valley, Idaho.
  • Sports and Outdoor Program facilities are located at the Dumke Family Sagewillow Campus at 1 Arrowleaf Road, Sun Valley, Idaho.
  • Our boarding program and campus hub are located at Rufus M. Brown Hall, at 280 Northwood Way, Ketchum, Idaho.

BY THE NUMBERS

  • Total student enrollment 2021-2022: 444
  • Student/Teacher Ratio: 6:1
  • Percentage of faculty holding advanced degrees: 75%
  • Tuition 2020-2021
  • Tuition Assistance: 30%
  • Countries represented in our boarding program since its inception: 11
    • Australia 
    • Brazil
    • Canada
    • China
    • Finland
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Japan
    • Norway
    • Philippines
    • Russia
    • Spain
    • South Korea
    • Sweden
  • 100% parent and faculty participation in the Annual Fund

SIGNATURE PROGRAMS

MATRICULATION

  • 100 percent of Sun Valley Community School students who apply are accepted for admission to college.
  • 80 percent of Sun Valley Community School students who apply are accepted into their first or second choice college.

ATHLETICS

  • 52 percent of Upper School students participated in competitive IHSAA school-sanctioned athletics in 2020-2021, including: boys' and girls' soccer, girls' volleyball, cross-country running, basketball, golf, track and field, and tennis.
  • Individual students participate in figure skating, hockey, lacrosse, mountain biking, equestrian events, and more.
  • 50.5 percent of Upper School students competed in a Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation ski/snowboard discipline during the 2020-2021 winter season.