Tara Performing Arts High School

Tel: (303)440-4510
Grades: 9-12 | 44 students
Tara began as a vision and a belief shared by Greg and Laurel Fisher and Betsy Barricklow, the directors and co-founders of the school.
In their experience as educators they found that many students were motivated and inspired by the performing arts.
They observed that working within a yearly schedule which concentrates on a play or music at specific times actually strengthened and enlivened the students' academic studies.
Initially established in 1994 as an after school performing arts program, Tara has grown into a vibrant educational community of approximately fifty students, their families, and the school's staff.
Tara celebrated its first graduating class of seniors in 2001 and is a member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
Grades Offered Grades 9-12

Student Body

Total Students 44 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
7%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Tara Performing Arts High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 3:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school is Shining Mountain Waldorf School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Boulder Waldorf Kindergarten (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Boulder Waldorf Kindergarten (0.1 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Boulder
    Boulder Waldorf Kindergarten
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-K | 60 students
    0.1 miles
    4072 19th Street
    Boulder, CO 80304
    (303)541-0671
    0.1NS-K
    60
  • Boulder
    Make A Mess And Make Believe
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-K | 45 students
    0.6 miles
    1919 Yarmouth Ave
    Boulder, CO 80304
    (303)443-8909
    0.6PK-K
    45
  • Boulder
    Jarrow Montessori School
    Montessori School
    Grades: K-6 | 163 students
    0.7 miles
    3900 Orange Ct
    Boulder, CO 80304
    (303)443-0511
    0.7K-6
    163
  • Boulder
    Shining Mountain Waldorf School
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: PK-12 | 307 students
    0.7 miles
    999 Violet Avenue
    Boulder, CO 80304
    (303)444-7697
    0.7PK-12
    307
  • Boulder
    Grades: PK-KG | 53 students
    1 miles
    3600 Hazelwood Ct
    Boulder, CO 80304
    (303)449-5214
    1PK-KG
    53

School Reviews

Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Endorse this school:
Area Statistics
Home Gallery
Recent Articles
January 11, 2017
Letters of interest and cover letters are frequently used interchangeably even though they have different purposes.
January 03, 2017
When you visit schools, please don't make the following common mistakes. A little thought and preparation will help you make the best impression possible.
December 21, 2016
Bullying has gone electronic. It's called cyberbullying and it is rampant.
Request Information
I am a:      
Email:
Name of parent:
Student First name:
Student Middle name:
Student Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
     
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
        
Applying for financial aid?:
        
Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.:
Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone:
Did You Know?
The average acceptance rate in Boulder, CO is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).