Colorado Rocky Mountain School

  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Other school association(s)
Association for Experiential Education (AEE)
Association of Colorado Independent Schools (ACIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1953

Student Body

Total Students176 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Colorado Rocky Mountain School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size13 students
Number of AP Courses5 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP American Literature, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Environmental Science, AP United States History
Average ACT score24
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$58,600
Tuition NotesDay student tuition is $36,800
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$22,000
Admissions DirectorMolly Dorais
Admissions AssociateSusan Graves


Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Cross Country, Cycling, Equestrian, Freestyle Skiing, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Nordic Skiing, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Swimming, TennisAlpine SkiingCross Country,
Freestyle SkiingKayaking,
Mountain BikingMountaineering,
Nordic SkiingRock Climbing,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Bike Shop, Cooking, Drama Set Design, Gardening, Peer Tutoring, Recycling & Sustainability, River Watch, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Blacksmithing, Ceramics, Glassblowing

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Route Setter, Ski Tuner, Trail Building, Trip Logistics

School Notes

  • 100% college acceptance
  • 75% of students accepted to their first choice college
  • 5:1 Student-Faculty ration
  • 13: Average class size
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  • Carbondale
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    Carbondale, CO 81623
    0.9 NS-PK
  • Carbondale
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    Grades: NS-8 | 152 students
    4.9 miles
    16543 Old Highway 82
    Carbondale, CO 81623
    4.9 NS-8
  • Aspen
    Grades: PK-8 | 260 students
    26.1 miles
    85 Country Day Way
    Aspen, CO 81611
    26.1 PK-8

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The average private school tuition in Colorado is $8,535 for elementary schools and $14,706 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Colorado is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).