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Sun Valley, ID

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Sun Valley Community School
Boarding, Grades 9-12

Sun Valley Community School was founded in 1973 to provide students with an outstanding independent education. Surrounded by mountains, our school is located in historic Sun Valley, Idaho and enrolls students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Our standard-setting academic program together with creative arts and athletic programming and a renowned Outdoor Program instill confidence, self-reliance, teamwork skills, and leadership qualities. We encourage students to pursue their passions actively, whether on the stage, the field, the slopes, or in the wilderness.

Special programs include the Outdoor Leadership Academy (OLA), Sun Valley Ski Academy (SVSA), and Creative Arts Academy (CAA). A thriving Residential Program, founded in 2011, attracts mission-aligned students from around the nation and the world.

Outdoor Program and Outdoor Leadership Academy
Through our renowned Outdoor Program, pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade students learn and find meaningful challenge when they step outside their comfort zone through outdoor experiences in our backyard and in surrounding Western states. These transformative trips foster connection, impart lessons practical and profound, and instill a lifelong love for wild places. On average, upper school students spend 18 days per year in the wilderness.

Sun Valley Ski Academy
We offer a ski and snow sports academy built around the belief that you shouldn't have to settle - SVSA doesn't ask you to choose between your passion for competition and your desire to get a high-quality college prep education. As you train in the birthplace of ski racing in America, Sun Valley, Idaho, we actively and successfully support you as you pursue both and so much more. Our competitive athletes also take part in other school sports, school plays, service learning activities, our Outdoor Program, and more.

Boston College, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Dartmouth College, Elon University, Middlebury College, St. Lawrence University, Montana State University, San Diego State University, University of Colorado Boulder, University of California Santa Cruz/Davis/San Diego, University of Denver, University of Washington, University of Vermont. Please see full list on our website.

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