Desiderata School

     Tel: (303)678-9335
Grades: 1 - 12 | 49 students
Desiderata school has been offering successful educational programs for 25 years.
Our dedicated, professional Student Sponsors bring many years of experience in education to each new student relationship.
Students who attend Desiderata become part of a family that remains in touch long after the presentation of accredited diplomas.

School Overview

School Type Alternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. State or regional independent school association
Grades Offered Grades 1 - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported ADD/ADHD Dyslexia Dysgraphia Aspergers
Year Founded 1982

Student Body

Total Students 49 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Desiderata School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 6 students
Number of AP Courses 12 courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $7,200
Tuition Notes Cost listed is per student per year, for the most intensive program. Other programs are less expensive.
% on Financial Aid 30%
Average Financial Aid Grant $2,500
Acceptance Rate 90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Pandi Spence
Admissions Associate Abbi Reese

School Notes:

Some excellent reasons to choose Desiderata School as the support structure for your student's education: Desiderata's 'B or better' policy insures that students achieve a high level of proficiency in each subject area before moving on. Class size is limited to 8 students, allowing some amount of important socialization, but limiting the level of unnecessary distraction. The quiet country location on 8 forested acres allows students a chance to be active away from the annoyance and possible dangers of city streets. Over 400 different course descriptions ensure that your student has the best possible match between personality/learning style and curriculum.

Profile last updated: 07/30/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Mountain States Children's Home (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St John The Baptist Catholic School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St John The Baptist Catholic School (0.3 miles away)
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