Rivendell School Of Northern Colorado

1800 E Prospect Rd
Fort Collins, CO 80525-0805
Tel: (970)493-9052
Grades: NS-6
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Founded in 1976, Rivendell School is Ft. Collins's oldest private secular school operating as a nonprofit organization.
The Rivendell philosophy is intended to develop the learning and social skills that will benefit children through the rest of their lives.
The Rivendell teaching staff is an energetic creative group of teachers.
Many hold advanced degrees in education and child development.
Rivendell provides a supportive and secure environment for children to learn and grow fostered by a staff that knows each child and their family by name.
Families feel like they are part of a community, not lost in a crowd.
At Rivendell, the focus is on academic excellence and personal challenge, not on test scores. Students work with their teachers and with other students on topics until they have learned the material.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. AdvancED
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-6
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia, Twice Exceptional, G&T, Mild Learning Support
Year Founded 1976

Student Body

Total Students n/a
Student Body Type Co-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 23 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size 16 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Admissions Director Sarah Daly

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chess Club, Girl Scouts, Guitar Lessons, Karate, Piano Lessons Chess Club, Girl Scouts, Guitar Lessons, Karate, Piano Lessons,

School Notes

  • Founded in 1976, Rivendell School is Ft. Collins's oldest private secular school operating as a nonprofit organization. The Rivendell philosophy is intended to develop the learning and social skills that will benefit children through the rest of their lives. The Rivendell teaching staff is an energetic creative group of teachers. Many hold advanced degrees in education and child development. Rivendell provides a supportive and secure environment for children to learn and grow fostered by a staff that knows each child and their family by name. Families feel like they are part of a community, not lost in a crowd. At Rivendell, the focus is on academic excellence and personal challenge, not on test scores. Students work with their teachers and with other students on topics until they have learned the material.

Profile last updated: 11/15/2015

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I am a new teacher at Rivendell and I absolutely love this school! I am so impressed by the attention to detail and focus on individualized learning. I think that the small class sizes allow students to receive the attention they need. Students excel when they are given the opportunity to work on their specific needs.
- Posted by Teacher, 10/16/14

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