Grades: NS-5 | 199 students
The Montessori Academy of Colorado is a high standard urban Montessori school that offers a full-day, year-round innovative student and family educational experience.
MAC serves students ages 8 weeks through 5th grade.
Our organization was founded by parents who sought a traditional Montessori education for their children that still met the needs of working parents. We celebrate creativity and curiosity in all our students by encouraging hands-on, self-paced, collaborative learning through experiences and challenges.
We create a unique community where students will acquire self-efficacy and social and emotional intelligence from an educational foundation built on integrity, compassion and support.
|School Type||Montessori School|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||American Montessori Society (AMS)|
|Grades Offered||Grades Nursery/Preschool-5|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||Any that can be integrated fully.|
|Total Students||199 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||50 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||4:1
National avg.: 13:1
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Tuition Notes||Tuition rates vary based on the age group of the student as well as the program in which the student is enrolled. All tuition rates are provided on our website.|
|Admissions Director||Amanda Herman|
|Admissions Associate||Amanda Herman|
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||7 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Art (Included w/ Tuition), Ballet, Hip-Hop Dance, Martial Arts, Music (Included w/ Tuition), Private Piano, Yoga Ballet, Hip-Hop Dance, Martial Arts, Private Piano, Yoga, Art (Included w/ Tuition),
Music (Included w/ Tuition),
- The word `Nido` is derived from the Italian word meaning nest and conveys the spirit of the infant community. The classrooms are comforting, warm and inviting and focus on two basic needs of the infant-a safe bonded relationship between adult and child and the development of the child`s growing sense of self and independence. Our teachers provide nurturing, calm stimulation to support safe discovery of their environment, enhancing the development of the young child. We care for and respectfully respond to the needs of each infant, conveying trust, unconditional love and acceptance. As the child develops, this trust will encourage risk-taking and learning, preparing the child for the Toddler Community. The teacher to child ratio in Nido is 1:3 with a Montessori Certified Lead and two assistants.
- The Toddler Community offers space for children to naturally move from a physical and emotional stage of development to a more cognitive phase of learning. The classroom provides activities that teach care of oneself and the environment while fostering motor skills, providing structure and organization for pre-academic learning. Our focus during this stage of development is to instill self-confidence through support of the child`s innate curiosity while maintaining the balance of developing skills required for respectful social interactions. The teacher to child ratio in each toddler classroom is 1:5 with a Montessori Certified Lead and two assistants.
- Our Primary Community is designed to meet the needs of developing 3 to 6-year-olds. Classes are composed of mixed-age groups to allow for cognitive stimulation while also encouraging leadership, social and mentoring skills as well as necessary basic and higher-level academic skills. Each class has a wide variety of materials for hands-on exploration. Our curriculum is implemented with respect to varying learning styles and natural human development and provides basic knowledge and integration with real-life experiences. The Primary teacher to child ratio is 1:10 with a Montessori Certified Lead and two co-teachers.
- Our Elementary Community combines the Montessori and Place-Based educational philosophies, seamlessly blending the independent, small group and experiential learning of both in a dual-language Spanish-English classroom. We apply Montessori work cycles in the mornings and extended special classes and community experiences throughout the week. Students use Montessori materials for self-directed understanding of mathematics, language, literacy, science, history, and geography. Routine conferences and Montessori Compass, an assessment reporting tool, both give parents access to their child`s progress and development. Our educators are Montessori certified through AMI or AMS training and have extensive teaching experiences. We ensure a student teacher ratio of 8:1 allowing every child to be known on a highly personal level. Students typically develop a strong sense of responsibility and an advanced understanding of subject matter.
- School Location Miles Grades Students
BoulderGrades: PK-KG | 160 students
3121 29th St
Boulder, CO 80301
BoulderGrades: NS-PK | 105 students
3300 Redstone Road
Boulder, CO 80305
DenverGrades: PK | 60 students
320 S Sherman Street
Denver, CO 80209
DenverGrades: NS-K | 90 students
Denver, CO 80206
DenverGrades: NS-12 | 325 students
2100 S. Pennsylvania St.
Denver, CO 80210
MAC is a treasure. The entire staff and administration bring such commitment, devotion, and caring to everything they do. It is a safe and purposeful place. Our child has loved every minute of it.
- Posted by Parent, 12/06/14
We have been very happy with MAC. The facilities are great, including spaces devoted to art and music. The teachers and staff are committed and work hard to make the program rewarding and fun for the students.
- Posted by Parent, 07/09/12