International Students

A map of the world for international students with Idaho outlined

Sun Valley Community School is a small school with a global perspective. Since the launch of our Residential Program in 2011, our school has welcomed students from eight different countries, and we look forward to continuing our connection with international families.

International students from all over the world have joined our boarding school and made Sun Valley their home. Several student-athletes have been admitted for a single academic year abroad, while some have stayed for all four years of high school. Our international students have particularly enjoyed our Outdoor Program and the experience of living in our friendly Idaho community.

International students who join our boarding program make meaningful connections with their fellow students, with faculty and staff, and with local families through our host family program, which links each international student with a family committed to offering personal support and opportunities to explore the area throughout the year.

Guidelines for International Applicants


International applicants complete the same application for admission as domestic students. Please visit our Admissions Process page to learn more.

Please note: International applicants to Sun Valley Community School will need to demonstrate English proficiency.

Visit Us in Sun Valley

We encourage all prospective students to visit Sun Valley Community School to understand the exceptional opportunities we offer and to see firsthand our stunning setting in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Please take a minute to learn more about planning a visit here.


We look forward to meeting you! If an in-person visit is not possible, applicants are invited to participate in a Skype interview.

Please contact the Admissions Office to learn more: or 208.622.3960, ext. 117.

The Value of the Visit

Many families tell us that their visit to Sun Valley Community School was a turning point in the admissions process.

We would love for you to spend time on our campus, meet our students and faculty, tour our facilities, and feel the energy and engagement that make our school such an incredible place to learn.

Please contact the Admissions Office to schedule your visit: 208.622.3960, ext. 117, or via email.