|School Type||Montessori School|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||American Montessori Society (AMS)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Colorado Independent Schools (ACIS)
|Grades Offered||Grades Nursery/Preschool-8|
|Total Students||281 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 25%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||45 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||7:1
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree||
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|% on Financial Aid||
|Admissions Director||Christiane Leitinger|
- School Location Miles Grades Students
BoulderGrades: NS-8 | 348 students
4820 Nautilus Ct N
Boulder, CO 80301
BoulderGrades: K-6 | 163 students
3900 Orange Ct
Boulder, CO 80304
BoulderGrades: PK-8 | 243 students
1317 Mapleton Avenue
Boulder, CO 80304
DenverGrades: PK-12 | 913 students
3800 S Pierce St
Denver, CO 80235
MSE is a truly special place! My kids have attended this school for 5 years now and I couldn't be happier. The teachers are amazing and the program really values each child as an individual. The student to teacher ratio is low and the individualized attention that allows for makes a huge difference for my children!
- Posted by Parent - kathe
Our two young children are in the Primary and Toddler rooms at MSE and we couldn't be happier. The entire staff (teachers and office) is incredible- they are so kind, supportive, and respectful of all of the children. Both of our girls love going to school and we credit MSE with so much of their emotional, social, and intellectual growth. It is a truly wonderful place to send your kids!
- Posted by Parent - fluff
We have been a part of the MSE community for eight years now. It truly is a community and not just a school. We consider it an extension of our children's home life. We admire and respect the teachers, staff and everyone involved in our school community. Not only is the academics supreme but the students learn "real world" life lessons. They are some of the most well rounded, mature, confident and eloquent students you will ever meet. I have never heard, "I don't want to go to school." from any of my children. They absolutely LOVE school and learning even though they have to work hard to keep up with MSE's high level of learning and high standards. They truly believe there isn't anything they can not do or be. They are extremely self motivated and will achieve their dreams. Can't say enough great things about MSE.
- Posted by Parent - Maryb
This will be my final year at MSE as a parent and I''m mourning the transition. My children however, will and have transitioned into public high school smoothly and with the ability to start as freshman in both honors and AP classes. This is such a great school I can't imagine not seeing these friends and family everyday. The staff at MSE is excellent, and both of my children have become who they are based on the relationships and opportunities and experiences that they have had at this wonderful school.
- Posted by Parent - saras
My child's confidence has soared at MSE. The teacher to student ratio as well as the Montessori method allows my child's education to be truly individualized. The Montessori materials are beautiful, intentional and have such depth. Also, my child takes part in meaningful work that she excitedly tells us about. Her education goes beyond the classroom. We value the education of the whole child that is integral to MSE's philosophy.
- Posted by Parent - clsta
We have 3 kids at MSE, ages 7,10 and 13, and are delighted with the education they are receiving. My wife is a Montessori trained teacher with years of experience at other quality schools and I am a public High School Teacher. As a public school teacher, I admit I was skeptical that we should send our kid to a Montessori school and thought that a good public school would do just as well. I was wrong and I am happy to have sent all my kids to MSE. I was sold on MSE as 1. I watched my kids thrive and progress 2. I went to numerous open houses and parent education nights and 3. I compared the kids learning to other schools. My kids are all very academically confident and score highly on standardized tests. I''m convinced that this has a lot to do with numerous projects and excellent, long term dedicated teachers. The kids from youngest to oldest are excited about learning and doing an excellent job with all their work. I know that most other schools including other area schools with excellent teachers could not give my kids as much attention as they receive at MSE with the very low student teacher ratio. What really convinced me, however, was at parent education nights when the MSE teachers taught the parents the Montessori process in different disciplines. The math system most impressed me. I observed my daughters and other students excited to do long division of all things! In mathematics, they use beads in a very structured way to teach the building block concepts. This method of moving from concrete to the abstract works for all sorts of kids. Usually schools start with an abstract concept and than have the kids do concrete practice. This is backwards. MSE's methodology works far better than most methods I''ve observed in public schools and the results prove it is better. I highly endorse MSE!
- Posted by Parent - hende
We absolutely LOVE MSE! Our girls, who are now in Middle School and Upper El have attended MSE since Primary and are thriving. MSE has provided them with a fantastic education as well as the ability to develop into amazing individuals.
- Posted by Parent - hamil
We have three children that have attended or attend MSE and we have enjoyed seeing them learn and grow. I wish they could keep these teachers for the rest of their school years!
- Posted by Parent - maesu
MSE is one of the finest Montessori schools in the country! For years I have observed as MSE implements rigorous Montessori while also pulling in best practices in child development. The result is education innovation of a high degree. My children attended MSE for many years, and we would have stayed until they all graduated but we were unexpectedly uprooted and moved to Washington D.C. In D.C. my older child was accepted into one of the most sought after independent schools in the city (and in the country) - Sidwell Friends School. My child was fully prepared to take on the academics of this school because of the education at MSE. The creativity of thinking and passionate participation my child showed was appreciated by the teachers. My other child attended a Montessori school in DC, but the experience was deeply disappointing. No rigorous implementation of Montessori, no innovation, nothing like MSE. I described MSE in a conversation with an official at the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) several years ago, and he told me "some of the most innovative work in education is being done in our member schools out West." Congratulations MSE! You are a blessing to those who have the opportunity to walk your halls!
- Posted by Parent - chris
MSE is an amazing school. Each child is respected as an individual yet learn within a school community. My daughter has attended now for 4 years and we plan on going through 8th grade.
- Posted by Parent - jaimi
MSE is a dynamic place where my children are challenged, but supported. The positive energy that the amazing staff bring to the atmosphere resonates with my children and our family.
- Posted by Parent - Svgab