Our Location

Aerial picture of the Sun Valley Community School and the Rocky Mountains
An aerial view of Sun Valley, Idaho with Bald Mountain in the distance. Sun Valley Community School's Trail Creek Campus is nestled in the trees on the left-hand side of the photo. Photo by Oliver Guy '18.

Sun Valley Community School is located in one of the most extraordinary settings in the country.

The thriving community of Sun Valley, Idaho sits at 5,945-feet among five mountain ranges in the Wood River Valley of South Central Idaho. Named by The New York Times as one of the "52 Places to Go in 2017," the neighboring town of Ketchum, home to Community School's Rufus M. Brown Hall, which houses our boarding program, is one of the West's most storied and stunning mountain towns. A world-class ski and summer destination, the area's recreational opportunities, rich history, and thriving cultural life offer up an unparalleled mountain lifestyle for students and families.

Plan a Visit to Sun Valley

Getting to Sun Valley

You can fly nonstop into Friedman Memorial Airport in Hailey, 12 miles from Sun Valley, from seven major cities (Denver, Los Angeles, Portland, Salt Lake, San Francisco, Seattle and Chicago). Find current flight schedules in Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN) here.

Additional regional airports include:

  • Twin Falls (approximately 90 miles)
  • Boise (approximately 150 miles)
  • Idaho Falls (approximately 150 miles)
  • Salt Lake City (approximately 300 miles)



Local Lodging

Whether you want to visit the area for a quick tour and weekend stay, or you’re interested in a long-term condo rental, there are plenty of lodging options available. Several hotels are especially well-located for your visit to Community School:

Many other lodging options exist and can be found through the Visit Sun Valley lodging directory, available here.

Festivals and Events

Choose any month on your calendar for a visit to Sun Valley, and chances are good that either Ketchum or Sun Valley will be playing host to an arts, athletic, culinary, or wellness festival or gathering. Here are just a few of the offerings that you might want to explore:

Local Resources

Whether you’re researching your trip or looking for local information once you’re here, the following resources provide great information to keep you getting around and in the know: