Colorado Rocky Mountain School

1493 County Road 106,
Carbondale, CO, 81623-0816
     Tel: (970)963-2562
Grades: 9 - 12 | 148 students
Colorado Rocky Mountain School is an exceptional institution with a life-changing program.
Colorado Rocky Mountain School cultivate a learning enviornment in which students discover their potential to excels as individuals, contribute to their communities, and participate thoughtfully in the world we share.
Since CRMS's founding more than fifty years ago, we've believed that a school should enrich and engage the mind, body, and soul of its students.
Their individual potentials become illuminated in a community that truly embraces them and their contributions.
Everything that a student does—in the classroom, in the active curriculum, within and beyond the CRMS community—is designed toward the development of a complex, nuanced person, because at CRMS we value each student's individual potentials, and embrace the comtributions they can make to our school.
A CRMS student graduates with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to succeed in college, and to lead a fulfilling life.
CRMS's distillation of academic, active, and community influences is unique among independent boarding schools.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Colorado Independent Schools (ACIS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Year Founded 1953

Student Body

Total Students 148 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 14%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade Colorado Rocky Mountain School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 38 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 53%
Average Class Size 13 students
Number of AP Courses 4 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP American History, AP American Literature, AP Calculus, AP Environmental Science, 
Average ACT score 24
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $43,500
Tuition Notes Day student tuition is $27,000
% on Financial Aid 42%
Average Financial Aid Grant $22,000
Admissions Director Molly Dorais
Admissions Associate Tracy Wilson

Sports

Total Sports Offered 13 sports
Sports Alpine Skiing, Cross Country, Cycling, Freestyle Skiing, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Nordic Skiing, Rock Climbing, Ski Jumping, Snowboarding, Soccer, TennisAlpine SkiingCross Country,
CyclingFreestyle Skiing,
KayakingMountain Biking,
MountaineeringNordic Skiing,
Rock ClimbingSki Jumping,
SnowboardingSoccer,
Tennis

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Bike Shop, Blacksmithing, Ceramics, Cooking, Drama Set Design, Face AIDS, Gardening, Glassblowing, Operation Smile, Peer Tutoring, Photography, Random Acts of Kindness, Student Council, Yearbook Bike Shop, Blacksmithing, Ceramics, Cooking, Face AIDS, Gardening, Glassblowing, Peer Tutoring, Photography, Yearbook, Drama Set Design,
Operation Smile,
Random Acts of Kindness,
Student Council,

School Notes:

  • 100% college acceptance
  • 75% of students accepted to their first choice college
  • 4:1 Student-Faculty ration
  • 13: Average class size

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Alpine Christian Academy (8.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mt. Sopris Montessori School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Mt. Sopris Montessori School (0.9 miles away)
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  • CarbondaleMt. Sopris Montessori School
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    CarbondaleCO81623
    (970)963-3506
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    0.9 mi | 7 students | Gr. PK-K                      
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    Special Program Emphasis
    16543 Highway 82
    CarbondaleCO81623
    (970)963-1960
    Special Program Emphasis
    4.9 mi | 142 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • BasaltAlpine Christian Academy
      (Christian)
    20449 Highway 82
    BasaltCO81621
    (970)927-9106
      (Christian)
    8.3 mi | 51 students | Gr. PK-12                      
  • Glenwood SpringsColumbine Christian School
      (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    2314 Blake Ave
    Glenwood SpringsCO81601
    (970)945-7630
      (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    9.8 mi | 15 students | Gr. KG-8                      
  • Glenwood SpringsSt. Stephen's Catholic School
      (Roman Catholic)
    414 Hyland Park Drive
    Glenwood SpringsCO81601
    (970)945-7746
      (Roman Catholic)
    10.2 mi | 104 students | Gr. PK-8                      

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