Oldest Private Schools in Colorado

The average private school in Colorado was founded around 1983 (2024).
The oldest private school in Colorado is St. Mary's Academy, founded in 1864.
Year Founded Range: 1864 1953 Avg. Year Founded: 1915

Oldest Private Schools in Colorado (2024)

School
Founding Date
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
St. Mary's Academy
St. Mary's Academy Photo - St. Mary's Academy High School excels at preparing young women for leadership in a global society. Our goal is to empower our students through the development of analytical skills, confidence, and generosity to make a difference in the world around them.
(Catholic)
(6)
Founding Date: 1864
Grades: NS-12
4545 South University Boulevard
Englewood, CO 80113
(303) 762-8300
Rank: #22.
Regis Jesuit High School
Regis Jesuit High School Photo
(Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1877
Grades: 9-12
6400 S Lewiston Way
Aurora, CO 80016
(303) 269-8000
Rank: #33.
St. Columba School
St. Columba School Photo - St. Columba School, where students are known, respected, and cared for by faculty, staff, and peers; where exploring ideas and loving learning are cool; where happiness and challenge walk hand-in-hand; where leadership and extracurricular opportunities abound; and where the presence of the Catholic tradition stamps a profound and lasting influence on the educational experience of our young scholars.
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1882
Grades: PK-8
1801 E 3rd Ave
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 247-5527
Rank: #44.
St. Mary's High School
St. Mary's High School Photo - Mens' Athletics
(Catholic)
(4)
Founding Date: 1885
Grades: 9-12
2501 E Yampa St
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
(719) 635-7540
Rank: #55.
Trinity Lutheran School
Trinity Lutheran School Photo
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
(4)
Founding Date: 1893
Grades: PK-8
701 W Evans Ave
Pueblo, CO 81004
(719) 542-1864
Rank: #66.
Child Nursery Centers
Daycare / Preschool
Founding Date: 1897
Grades: NS-5
104 E Rio Grande Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 632-1754
Rank: #7 - 97. - 9.
St. John's Lutheran School
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
(3)
Founding Date: 1899
Grades: PK-8
700 S Franklin St
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 733-3777
Rank: #7 - 97. - 9.
Vista Ridge Academy
Vista Ridge Academy Photo
(Seventh Day Adventist)
(2)
Founding Date: 1899
Grades: NS-8
3100 Ridge View Dr
Erie, CO 80516
(303) 828-4944
Rank: #7 - 97. - 9.
Zion Lutheran School
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
Founding Date: 1899
Grades: PK-8
1400 Skeel St
Brighton, CO 80601
(303) 659-3443
Rank: #1010.
Sacred Heart Of Jesus School
Sacred Heart Of Jesus School Photo - Sacred Heart of Jesus School educating children for nearly 120 years!
(Catholic)
(14)
Founding Date: 1900
Grades: PK-8
1317 Mapleton Avenue
Boulder, CO 80304
(303) 447-2362
Rank: #1111.
HMS Richards Adventist School
HMS Richards Adventist School Photo
(Seventh Day Adventist)
(2)
Founding Date: 1904
Grades: K-8
342 SW 42nd Street
Loveland, CO 80537
(970) 667-2427
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
The Mcclelland School
The Mcclelland School Photo - The McClelland School has active seating in Kindergarten-2nd grade. We have stability disk in chairs at the student's desks and stability balls in the reading areas. This helps to stimulate blood flow, encourage active learning and develop core muscles.
(1)
Founding Date: 1905
Grades: PK-8
415 E Abriendo Ave.
Pueblo, CO 81004
(719) 543-5271
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Founding Date: 1905
Grades: PK-8
925 Grant Ave
Louisville, CO 80027
(303) 666-6220
Rank: #1414.
Colorado Academy
Colorado Academy Photo - Colorado Academy starts with Pre-Kindergartners and graduates seniors who have become curious, kind, courageous, and adventurous learners and leaders--ready to make an impact in the communities where they choose to land.
Founding Date: 1906
Grades: PK-12
3800 S Pierce St
Denver, CO 80235
(303) 914-2513
Rank: #1515.
Campion Academy
Campion Academy Photo - Center campus
(Seventh Day Adventist)
Founding Date: 1907
Grades: 9-12
300 42nd St SW
Loveland, CO 80537
(970) 667-5592
Rank: #1616.
Mile High Academy
Mile High Academy Photo
(Seventh Day Adventist)
(3)
Founding Date: 1913
Grades: PK-12
1733 Dad Clark Drive
Littleton, CO 80126
(303) 744-1069
Rank: #17 - 1917. - 19.
Brighton Adventist Academy
Brighton Adventist Academy Photo - BAA Sports League: Sports included are soccer, basketball and flag football.
(Seventh Day Adventist)
Founding Date: 1916
Grades: PK-10
820 S 5th Ave
Brighton, CO 80601
(303) 659-1223
Rank: #17 - 1917. - 19.
Denver Christian School
Denver Christian School Photo - Every day is an open house at Denver Christian School.We look forward to providing a personal tour to share what DCS has to offer your students & family.Please join us this summer, starting June 9 on Sundays 2-4 pm and Wednesdays 6-8 pm, to preview our school and learn more about Denver Christian School.
(Christian)
Founding Date: 1916
Grades: PK-12
3898 S. Teller St.
Denver, CO 80235
(303) 733-2421
Rank: #17 - 1917. - 19.
Holy Family Catholic School
Holy Family Catholic School Photo - Holy Family School
(Catholic)
(2)
Founding Date: 1916
Grades: PK-8
786 26 1/2 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81506
(970) 242-6168
Rank: #2020.
Belleview Christian School
Belleview Christian School Photo - As a college preparatory school, our standards at Belleview Christian School are high. Specials include Art, Music (Band, Choir, and Strings), Theatre, PE, Chapel, Spanish, Computer, and more depending upon the students grade level. We strive for, as one parent put it: "An education founded on God`s precepts, focused on God`s glory."
(Christian)
(4)
Founding Date: 1920
Grades: NS-12
3455 W 83rd Ave
Westminster, CO 80031
(303) 427-5459
Rank: #2121.
Founding Date: 1921
Grades: PK-8
4200 Federal Blvd
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 477-8035
Rank: #22 - 2422. - 24.
Blessed Sacrament Parish School
Blessed Sacrament Parish School Photo
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1922
Grades: PK-8
1973 Elm Street
Denver, CO 80220
(303) 377-8835
Rank: #22 - 2422. - 24.
Holy Family High School
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1922
Grades: 9-12
5195 W 144th Ave
Broomfield, CO 80023
(303) 410-1411
Rank: #22 - 2422. - 24.
Kent Denver School
Kent Denver School Photo
Founding Date: 1922
Grades: 6-12
4000 East Quincy Avenue
Englewood, CO 80113
(303) 770-7660
Rank: #2525.
Graland Country Day School
Graland Country Day School Photo - Graland makes learning fun! With hands-on activities that challenge students to innovate, collaborate, and persevere, Graland goes to great lengths to ensure learning is a joyful, curiosity-driven adventure.
(3)
Founding Date: 1924
Grades: NS-8
55 Clermont St
Denver, CO 80220
(303) 399-8361
Rank: #26 - 2726. - 27.
Fort Collins Christian School & Preschool
Fort Collins Christian School & Preschool Photo
(Seventh Day Adventist)
(13)
Founding Date: 1927
Grades: NS-8
2040 Nancy Gray Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 893-2925
Rank: #26 - 2726. - 27.
St. Vincent De Paul Catholic School
(Catholic)
(8)
Founding Date: 1927
Grades: PK-8
1164 S Josephine St
Denver, CO 80210
(303) 918-3666
Rank: #2828.
Founding Date: 1930
Grades: 9-12
6155 Fountain Valley School Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80911
(719) 391-5251
Rank: #2929.
Mullen High School
Mullen High School Photo - Class of 2024 shows off their future college gear during Lasallian Heritage Week.
(Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1931
Grades: 9-12
3601 S Lowell Blvd
Denver, CO 80236
(303) 716-1764
Rank: #3030.
Bethlehem Lutheran School
Bethlehem Lutheran School Photo
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
(2)
Founding Date: 1940
Grades: NS-8
2100 Wadsworth Blvd
Denver, CO 80214
(303) 233-0401
Rank: #3131.
Trinity Lutheran School
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
(2)
Founding Date: 1946
Grades: PK-6
3000 35th Ave
Greeley, CO 80634
(970) 330-2485
Rank: #3232.
Founding Date: 1949
Grades: PK-8
860 Elm St
Denver, CO 80220
(303) 321-2123
Rank: #3333.
St. Anne's Episcopal School
St. Anne's Episcopal School Photo - Campus
(Episcopal)
Founding Date: 1950
Grades: NS-8
2701 S York Street
Denver, CO 80210
(303) 756-9481
Rank: #3434.
Junior Academy
Special Program Emphasis
Founding Date: 1951
Grades: NS-PK
1311 N Nevada Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 632-7681
Rank: #3535.
Founding Date: 1953
Grades: 9-12
500 Holden Way
Carbondale, CO 81623
(970) 963-2562
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Colorado average private schools founding year?
The Colorado average private schools founding year is 1983 for 2024.
What are the private schools with oldest founding year in Colorado?
The top ranked private schools in Colorado include St. Mary's Academy, Regis Jesuit High School and St. Columba School.
What is private high school and private elementary school with the oldest founding year in Colorado?
The private high school with the oldest founding year in Colorado is St. Mary's Academy, with a year of 1864. The private elementary school with the oldest founding year is St. Mary's Academy, with a year of 1864.

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