Top 10 Best Boulder County Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 53 private schools serving 5,143 students in Boulder County, CO (there are 86 public schools, serving 45,401 public students). 10% of all K-12 students in Boulder County, CO are educated in private schools (compared to the CO state average of 8%).
The top ranked private schools in Boulder County, CO include Dawson School, Shining Mountain Waldorf School and Boulder Country Day.
The average tuition cost is $15,325, which is higher than the Colorado private school average tuition cost of $13,111.
21% of private schools in Boulder County, CO are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

Top Ranked Boulder County Private Schools (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Boulder Country Day
Boulder Country Day Photo - Welcome to Boulder Country Day School, where academic distinction meets education with character. BCD is a top-rated, accredited PS-8th independent school in Boulder, Colorado where every child has the opportunity to discover their own unique excellence. Distinguished by small class sizes, outstanding faculty, engaging academics and a focus on community, we strive to create a well-rounded educational environment.
(8)
4820 Nautilus Ct N
Boulder, CO 80301
(303) 527-4931
Grades: NS-8
| 361 students
Dawson School
Dawson School Photo - Each fall, the entire high school participates in class trips to many locations around the state. Students learn camping skills, rafting, leadership, team building and participate in community service.
(11)
10455 Dawson Drive
Lafayette, CO 80026
(303) 665-6679
Grades: K-12
| 515 students
Fusion Academy Boulder County
Alternative School
168 Centennial Parkway, Suite 100
Louisville, CO 80027
(877) 673-8893
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
Bixby School
Bixby School Photo
Alternative School
(13)
4760 Table Mesa Drive
Boulder, CO 80305
(303) 494-7508
Grades: NS-5
| 127 students
Jarrow Montessori School
Montessori School
3900 Orange Ct
Boulder, CO 80304
(303) 443-0511
Grades: PK-6
| 177 students
Mt. Zion Lutheran Preschool
Mt. Zion Lutheran Preschool Photo - Mt. Zion Students
Daycare / Preschool (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
1680 Balsam Avenue
Boulder, CO 80304
(720) 935-6888
Grades: NS-PK
| 37 students
Sacred Heart Of Jesus School
Sacred Heart Of Jesus School Photo - Sacred Heart of Jesus School educating children for nearly 120 years!
(Catholic)
(14)
1317 Mapleton Avenue
Boulder, CO 80304
(303) 447-2362
Grades: PK-8
| 190 students
St. John The Baptist Catholic School
(Catholic)
(4)
350 Emery St
Longmont, CO 80501
(303) 776-8760
Grades: PK-8
| 292 students
925 Grant Ave
Louisville, CO 80027
(303) 666-6220
Grades: PK-8
| 132 students
September School
September School Photo - Winter Trip in Estes Park
(1)
525 Canyon Blvd
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 443-9933
Grades: 6-12
| 78 students
Shining Mountain Waldorf School
Shining Mountain Waldorf School Photo - Movement
Special Program Emphasis
(15)
999 Violet Avenue
Boulder, CO 80304
(303) 444-7697
Grades: PK-12
| 250 students
Vista Ridge Academy
Vista Ridge Academy Photo
(Seventh Day Adventist)
(2)
3100 Ridge View Dr
Erie, CO 80516
(303) 828-4944
Grades: NS-8
| 109 students
Adventure Montessori Learning
Adventure Montessori Learning Photo - Each Montessori caregiver is attentive to the individual needs of each infant and is highly trained in observation skills and child development. Our nido room is also a parent community, in that parents are supported and offered parenting techniques and education. Breast feeding rooms are available for feeding or just for snuggling during those opportune times of the day. Our caregivers support and work with your whole family.
Montessori School
(7)
250 South Cherrywood Dr
Lafayette, CO 80026
(303) 665-6789
Grades: NS-6
| 173 students
The Barred Academy
The Barred Academy Photo - Neurodivergent students thrive academically, socially, and emotionally at The Barred Academy!
Special Education School
818 W South Boulder Rd
Louisville, CO 80027
(303) 551-0118
Grades: 1-8
| 25 students
Blue Mountain Montessori
Montessori School
201 S Briggs St
Erie, CO 80516
(303) 339-0117
Grades: PK-K
| 45 students
Boulder Montessori School
Montessori School
3300 Redstone Road
Boulder, CO 80305
(303) 494-5814
Grades: NS-PK
| 105 students
Boulder Valley Waldorf School
Boulder Valley Waldorf School Photo - Students enjoying the playground during free play time.
Special Program Emphasis
(9)
6500 West Dry Creek Parkway
Longmont, CO 80503
(303) 652-0130
Grades: PK-8
| 164 students
Boulder Waldorf Kindergarten
Boulder Waldorf Kindergarten Photo - Last day of the school year picnic when the teachers honor each child as we head off to Summer Break!
Daycare / Preschool
(2)
4072 19th Street
Boulder, CO 80304
(303) 541-0671
Grades: NS-K
| 68 students
Bright Horizons at Louisville
Daycare / Preschool
1818 Centennial Dr
Louisville, CO 80027
(303) 665-5511
Grades: NS-K
| n/a students
Bright Horizons at West Longmont
Daycare / Preschool
1011 Dry Creek Dr
Longmont, CO 80503
(303) 682-0102
Grades: NS-K
| n/a students
Crossroads School
Crossroads School Photo - Crossroads 2022-2023 Graduates
Alternative School (Christian)
833 15th Ave.
Longmont, CO 80501
(303) 709-9881
Grades: 6-12
| 33 students
Desiderata School
Desiderata School Photo - Students may complete independent study assignments with adult instructor supervision and assistance in a number of different facilities. These students are working at the Tutoring Club of Longmont during the 2010-2011 school year.
8979 Nelson Rd.
Longmont, CO 80503
(303) 678-9335
Grades: 5-12
| 19 students
Fairview Montessori School
Montessori School
1501 Jefferson Avenue
Louisville, CO 80027
(303) 661-0343
Grades: PK-K
| 61 students
Forest Park Montessori School
Montessori School
(2)
2687 Northpark Dr
Lafayette, CO 80026
(303) 928-9990
Grades: PK-K
| 30 students
Friends School
Alternative School
5465 Pennsylvania Ave
Boulder, CO 80303
(303) 499-1999
Grades: PK-8
| 161 students
Gateway Montessori School
Montessori School
1500 9th Ave
Longmont, CO 80501
(303) 772-3864
Grades: PK-K
| 65 students
The Goddard School
The Goddard School Photo
Daycare / Preschool
3000 Village Vista Drive
Erie, CO 80516
(303) 828-5202
Grades: NS-K
| n/a students
The Goddard School
The Goddard School Photo - We are learning to care for our friends, our environment, our garden!
Daycare / Preschool
380 Centennial Parkway
Louisville, CO 80027
(720) 739-1938
Grades: NS-K
| 117 students
Hillside School
Special Education School
7415 Lookout Rd
Longmont, CO 80503
(303) 494-1468
Grades: 1-10
| 47 students
KinderCare Learning Center at UCAR
Daycare / Preschool
3050 34th St
Boulder, CO 80301
(303) 443-5595
Grades: NS-PK
| n/a students
Longmont Christian School
Longmont Christian School Photo
(Christian)
(1)
1440 Collyer St
Longmont, CO 80501
(303) 776-3254
Grades: PK-12
| 129 students
Longmont KinderCare
Longmont KinderCare Photo - Longmont KinderCare
Daycare / Preschool
851 Crisman Dr.
Longmont, CO 80501
(303) 651-1008
Grades: NS-PK
| 94 students
Louisville KinderCare
Louisville KinderCare Photo - Exterior of the building
Daycare / Preschool
107 McCaslin Blvd
Louisville, CO 80027
(303) 666-9999
Grades: NS-PK
| n/a students
Louisville Montessori School
Montessori School
461 Tyler Ave
Louisville, CO 80027
(303) 665-2002
Grades: PK-K
| 27 students
Mackintosh Academy Boulder
(1)
6717 S. Boulder Road
Boulder, CO 80303
(303) 554-2011
Grades: K-8
| 156 students
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Boulder County Private Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
3046 11th St
Boulder, CO 80304
(303) 443-4965
Grades: PK-K
| 34 students
1941 Terry St
Longmont, CO 80501
(303) 651-3780
Grades: K
| 3 students
5524 Baseline Rd
Boulder, CO 80303
(303) 494-3100
Grades: PK-K
| 42 students
833 15th Ave
Longmont, CO 80501
(303) 776-5677
Grades: 1-12
| 129 students
419 Main St
Lyons, CO 80540
(303) 823-9629
Grades: NS
| 38 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in Boulder County, CO?
The top ranked private schools in Boulder County, CO include Dawson School, Shining Mountain Waldorf School and Boulder Country Day.
How many private schools are located in Boulder County, CO?
53 private schools are located in Boulder County, CO.
How much do private schools cost in Boulder County, CO?
The average tuition cost is $15,325, which is higher than the Colorado private school average tuition cost of $13,111.
How diverse are private schools in Boulder County, CO?
Boulder County, CO private schools are approximately 22% minority students, which is lower than the Colorado private school average of 24%.
What percentage of students in Boulder County, CO go to private school?
10% of all K-12 students in Boulder County, CO are educated in private schools (compared to the CO state average of 8%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in Boulder County, CO?
21% of private schools in Boulder County, CO are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

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