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Fairview High School

Established in 1960, Fairview High School, home of the Knights, is located in beautiful South Boulder, Colorado. Recognized nationally for its excellence, we offer students a variety of rich academic pathways. With a variety of clubs, sports, technology, and arts programs, Fairview fosters a sense of community, supports diversity, and encourages all students to find their place and thrive.

Why is Fairview special?

Fairview High School (FHS) is located in Boulder, Colorado, home of the University of Colorado. Boulder is a scholarly community of 105,000 residents dedicated to education, technology, the arts and recreation. FHS, established in 1960, is a comprehensive four-year public high school with a rich tradition of providing students a rigorous academic program. This is accomplished under the guidance of 120 faculty members, averaging 14 years of teaching experience with 79 masters’ and 7 doctoral degrees. Our curriculum is designed to challenge the potential of each student and includes a college preparatory curriculum, and an advanced level curriculum (weighted); details below. FHS also has an extensive program for students with special learning needs. Fairview is the only IB school in Colorado (of 32) continuously awarded U.S. News' highest ranking (Gold) since the inception of the ranking system. FHS was ranked by the Washington Post as the 4 th Best Challenging High School in Colorado and 304th (top 2%) in the nation for 2015. Students who graduate from FHS are prepared to be highly successful in a globally competitive society. They are accomplished academically and also excel in sports, music and the arts. Our school is home to 25 varsity sports, 8 choirs, 5 bands, 2 orchestras, multiple theater productions and more than 50 clubs. Students routinely win awards and state championships in athletic, artistic and scholarly competitions. At the national level, our students have been selected as U.S. Presidential Scholars and have won titles at the Intel Science Talent Search and National History Day competitions.



Overview of Fairview High School

Fairview High School is ranked 12th within Colorado. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and exams. The AP® participation rate at Fairview High School is 66%. The total minority enrollment is 29%, and 9% of students are economically disadvantaged. Fairview High School is 1 of 12 high schools in the Boulder Valley School District No. Re2. View the U.S. News Article for more details.