Once the Admissions Office has received your initial inquiry or application, you will receive an application checklist for your child with links to the required documents and steps listed below.
Please be certain that all documents are completed and submitted to the Admissions Office by your application deadline. The school cannot make enrollment decisions until all documents have been received.
Parents interested in applying for Tuition Assistance should notify the Admissions Office at the time of application. Tuition Assistance awards are based on the need of the family and the availability of funds. Admissions decisions are made without regard to financial need. Families applying for Tuition Assistance must submit a separate Tuition Assistance Application. Please visit the Tuition Assistance page on our website to learn more.
Application for Admission, Parent Statement, and Student Responses
We consider parents and students themselves to be an integral part of a child's education and school decisions. The parent statement helps us gain an understanding of each applicant and family. The Student Responses and Writing Sample give voice directly to each student applying to Sun Valley Community School.
Completing the application form, Parent Statement, and Student Responses are important steps in our admissions process.
Applicant Photo (Optional)
Please upload a photo of the applicant with the application form.
Teacher Evaluation: English or Social Studies
We ask that you provide your child’s English or Social Studies teacher with a feedback form, available through your application checklist. Please ask the teacher to complete and submit it to the Admissions Office directly through the Admissions Portal, if possible.
Teacher Evaluation: Maths or Science
We ask that you provide your child’s Maths or Science teacher with a feedback form, available through your application checklist. Please ask the teacher to complete and submit it to the Admissions Office directly through the Admissions Portal, if possible.
School Records Request
Please provide the appropriate official at your child's current school with the School Records Request and have records submitted to Sun Valley Community School before the application deadline. School Records can also be requested online through your application checklist.
Sun Valley Community School requires that applicants to grades six through twelve provide recent standardized testing, ideally from within a year of their application date. We accept State testing, the SSAT, ISEE, ERB, and/or PSAT/SAT test results.
Students needing to complete a standardized test can register for the SSAT test at SSAT.org. The SSAT code for Community School is 2547.
Applicants unsure of whether they need to take additional testing should be in touch with the Admissions Office for confirmation (208.229.3960 ext 174). We understand the challenges that sometimes arise when scheduling standardized testing and can work with you on a solution that accommodates your family.
Applicants for our boarding program will be interviewed by the Admissions Office and the Residence Hall Director. These informal interviews give us a personal introduction to each student and allow us provide the student with information about the school.
Please see your checklist or email the Admissions Office to schedule your interviews.
Tour and Visit
Families are welcome to tour the school at any point in their application process. Tours for boarding students will include visiting our main academic campus as well as our Rufus M. Brown Residence Hall. The visit will also include the opportunity for each family to meet with our Residence Hall Director, Clay Wawner, to learn about our boarding program.
There are several opportunities to learn more and experience what it might be like to be a student. Please refer to your checklist, see our admissions events, or contact the Admissions Office to schedule your tour to get to know our school during the 2022-23 school year.