Choose an Independent School Education

Why Choose an Independent School?

When you choose an independent school, you are choosing:

  • An education defined by high academic standards;
  • Small student-teacher ratios;
  • A mission-driven, whole-child approach to education.

A Sun Valley Community School experience offers all that and so much more. We see our students as individuals and we recognize them for their unique abilities, needs, and passions in a close-knit community. Our students don't fly under the radar; they are seen, challenged, and supported in all that they do. As the first and only independent school in Sun Valley offering a pre-k through 12 education, Sun Valley Community School has been redefining the school experience since 1973. 

preparing students for college and life

The education provided at independent schools prepares students not just for college, but for meaningful professional and personal lives.

We prepare our students to go from here...anywhere. An independent education is for families who are ready for more. At Sun Valley Community School, "more" is what we're about. We expect our students to excel in the classroom, and we give them the support to help them do that. But we also challenge our students to go beyond the classroom and develop a respect for the wild places that surround our campuses. We encourage our students to go beyond their comfort zones and embrace new experiences. The goal is always to help our students forge new perspectives, build confidence, and develop a broader world view.