Bixby School

5.00 5 1 (6 reviews)
Tel: (303)494-7508
  • Bixby School is a progressive school in South Boulder that serves preschool through 5th grade children and their families since 1970. Our mission is to cultivate critical thinking; promote independence and self-confidence; instill empathy, respect, and responsibility; and inspire a love of learning.
  • Bixby School has a strong sense of community and a long tradition of fostering curiosity in our students and collaborating with families in their educational journeys.  PLEASE SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR CURRENT INFORMATION: www.bixbyschool.org.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
National Independent Private Schools Association
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-5
Year Founded1970

Student Body

Total Students127 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
5%
State avg.: 23%
Students by GradeBixby School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size16 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesSee website for current fees
% on Financial Aid
25%
Acceptance Rate
75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorPatricia Jarvis, Ph.D.

Sports

Total Sports Offered1 sports
SportsSwimmingSwimming

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Music Lessons, Swimming Lessons Music Lessons, Swimming Lessons,

School Notes

  • Bixby encourages and fosters the natural curiosity
  • and intrinsic joy of learning in children.At Bixby, an environment has been created in which the naturally inquisitive, open mind of a child is not restricted by exercises that set a predetermined path to success.  The merit in this approach reveals itself in children who are confident, creative, less likely to give up on challenges and who, generally, have a deep understanding of concepts. 
  • We deliver a strong academic program with an equal emphasis on social and emotional skills. Class sizes are small and our instructional approach is individualized and intentional to meet each learner. The hallmarks of our program are students and alumni that share how Bixby laid their foundation for a lifelong love of learning and a commitment to taking on challenges and finding ways to contribute positively to the greater community. Our campus has its own pool, dedicated content area teachers, 3 acres of grounds with sports fields and gardens. Come and discover Bixby for any grade level K-5 or Preschool (age 2.5 on). Limited spaces are available!
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
5  11/9/2017
Bixby School is more than a school; it's a community. The faculty and staff are extremely dedicated to their career, and it shows in the level of attention that is afforded each and every student. Children feel heard and respected, in a supportive and safe environment. My son has flourished under their wing. Bixby School is far and above the best primary school I've encountered. Lifelong Bixby supporter!
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5  3/16/2017
Bixby is wonderful! All 3 of my kids have LOVED going to school there. My oldest just entered middle school and was really well prepared by his Bixby experience. He knows how to think critically and deeply in addition to all the usual academic skills. His two younger siblings are still thriving at Bixby. They love all the hands on work. The teachers are superb and really get to know each student deeply. The relationships are key. We love Bixby!
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5  3/16/2017
Bixby is wonderful! All 3 of my kids have LOVED going to school there. My oldest just entered middle school and was really well prepared by his Bixby experience. He knows how to think critically and deeply in addition to all the usual academic skills. His two younger siblings are still thriving at Bixby. They love all the hands on work. The teachers are superb and really get to know each student deeply. The relationships are key. We love Bixby!
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5  9/24/2016
This school has instilled a lifelong love for learning in me. I had some of the best teachers here. I have returned to campus and have to say it is still the most incredible school and community!
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5  4/14/2016
This school is a gem! Engaged students who learn deeply and are challenged and nurtured at the same time. This school has been in Boulder since 1970 and many alumni still return to the school or send their children here. The school is in my opinion unmatched in program strength, community and student-centered best practices! A must see!
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5  4/14/2016
Great teachers, wonderful community and a solid progressive program that has been in Boulder since 1970. The campus is beautiful and the children here are embraced, nurtured, challenged and supported to be independent thinkers. The school also has its own pool and lots of community spirit. A must see!
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