Rocky Mountain School For The Gifted and Creative

5490 Spine Road
Boulder, CO 80301-0803
Tel: (303)545-9230
Grades: PK-8 | 95 students
The Rocky Mountain School for the Gifted and Creative is an independent coeducational day school for gifted students ages 4-13 located in Boulder, CO.  RMS provides learning plans for students that include Affective and Social Development; Thinking and Study Skills; Mathematics; Science and Technology; Humanities; Social Studies; and Physical Development/Health and Wellness.
Students are grouped by social and emotional development as well as ability in multi-age classrooms.
As the mission states, RMS “seeks to promote the interconnection of the whole child—intellectual, physical, social, personal, and ethical.” Learning is extended beyond the classroom where students interact with members of the community and with the environment itself.
Students in Middle School use laptop computers as an integral part of their classroom learning; technology usage spans the curriculum for all age groups. Low student/teacher ratios allow teachers to support students as they prepare to enter the global community with confidence.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1990

Student Body

Total Students 95 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Rocky Mountain School For The Gifted and Creative Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 11 students

Finances and Admission

Yearly Tuition Cost $13,473
Tuition Notes The tuition for the Explorers class (ages 4-5) is $11,500. All tuition payments include 3 options--annual payment, semi-annual, and a 12-month payment plan.
Admissions Director Lisa Michael

School Notes:

  • In the enrollment process, we strive to make the best match possible. Once a parent/guardian attends a Parent Orientation, he/she may apply to RMS for their child by completing an application and submitting an IQ evaluation. The admission committee will review the paperwork and determine if a 2-3 day student visit to the classrooms is appropriate. A final admission decision is made after the visit.

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Temple Grandin School (1.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Boulder Country Day (0.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Miss Catherine's Creative Learning (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Boulder
    Grades: PK | 38 students
    0.3 miles
    6525 Gunpark Drive Suite 340
    Boulder, CO 80301
  • Boulder
    Grades: NS-8 | 346 students
    0.9 miles
    4820 Nautilus Ct N
    Boulder, CO 80301
  • Longmont
    Grades: K-6 | 37 students
    1.1 miles
    7415 Lookout Rd
    Longmont, CO 80503
  • Longmont
    Shepherd Valley Waldorf School
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: PK-8 | 113 students
    1.4 miles
    6500 West Dry Creek Parkway
    Longmont, CO 80503
  • Boulder
    Grades: UG | 59 students
    1.7 miles
    4154 63rd St
    Boulder, CO 80301

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The average private school tuition in Boulder, CO is $12,430 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Boulder, CO is 94% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).