Desiderata School

Tel: (303)678-9335
  • Desiderata school has been offering successful educational programs for 25 years.
  • Our dedicated, professional Student Sponsors bring many years of experience in education to each new student relationship.
  • Students who attend Desiderata become part of a family that remains in touch long after the presentation of accredited diplomas.

School Overview

School Type Alternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. State or regional independent school association
Grades Offered Grades 4-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported ADD/ADHD Dyslexia Dysgraphia Aspergers
Year Founded 1982

Student Body

Total Students 45 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Desiderata School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
71%
Average Class Size 8 students
Number of AP Courses 12 courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $8,500
Tuition Notes Cost listed is per student per year, for the most intensive program. Other programs are less expensive.
% on Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid Grant $2,500
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Abbi Reese
Admissions Associate Erika McHenry

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. General Art, Volunteer Service Opportunity, Yoga General Art, Yoga, Volunteer Service Opportunity,

School Notes

  • Some excellent reasons to choose Desiderata School as the support structure for your student's education: Desiderata's 'B or better' policy insures that students achieve a high level of proficiency in each subject area before moving on. Class size is limited to 8 students, allowing some amount of important socialization, but limiting the level of unnecessary distraction. Over 400 different course descriptions ensure that your student has the best possible match between personality/learning style and curriculum.
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