Desiderata School

  • 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 TypeAlternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.State or regional independent school association
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 4-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedADD/ADHD Dyslexia Dysgraphia Aspergers
Year Founded1982
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students45 students
Student Body Typen/a

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
71%
Average Class Size8 students
Number of AP Courses12 courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$9,000
Tuition NotesCost 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 DirectorAbbi Reese
Admissions AssociateErika McHenry

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Volunteer Service Opportunity

Arts and Music Programs:
General Art

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Yoga

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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  • Boulder
    Hillside School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 1-9 | 41 students
    15.2 miles
    6717 S. Boulder Rd.
    Boulder, CO 80303
    (303)494-1468
    15.2 1-9
    41
  • Boulder
    Grades: 9-12 | 50 students
    16.2 miles
    96 Arapahoe Ave
    Boulder, CO 80302
    (303)443-9933
    16.2 9-12
    50
  • Lafayette
    Catalyst High School
    Alternative School
    Grades: 9-12 | 43 students
    14.7 miles
    1376 Miners Drive
    Lafayette, CO 80026
    (303)604-6512
    14.7 9-12
    43

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The average private school tuition in Colorado is $8,187 for elementary schools and $14,819 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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