Mackintosh Academy Littleton

Mackintosh Academy Littleton has been serving the unique needs of gifted and creative learners since 1977.
We offer one of the area`s only private International Baccalaureate programs, for grades PreK through 8.
Mackintosh is a one-of-a-kind learning environment that nurtures the unique genius in each student.
Our inquiry-based program embraces diverse learning styles and inspires keen minds to their fullest potential.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: School with Special Program Emphasis
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 129 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $23,000
  • Acceptance rate: 93%
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School News

  • Middle schoolers advocate for South Platte River health - 08/01/2023
    Approximately 30 storm water drains in Littleton now boast bright colors and educational messages, thanks to a sustainability project by four Mackintosh middle schoolers. Each year, students at Mackintosh Academy ...morecreate projects for the World Affairs Challenge, a global competition focused on creating solutions to address the United Nations sustainable development goals. hide

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Twice Exceptional including SPD, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Mild ASD
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
129 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade
Mackintosh Academy Littleton Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
13 students
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
PreK - 4 $23,000 5-8 $23,550
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Annie Slothower


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Games Club, Homework Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Dance Club, Performing Arts

School Notes

Mackintosh Academy Littleton offers one of the Denver metro area's only private International Baccalaureate programs (PreK-8). Founded in 1977, we are Colorado's first school dedicated to gifted and creative students. Our students experience an education focused on excellence within a nurturing, holistic environment that honors the hearts and minds of children.
We prepare students to thrive in a changing world. We focus on innovation, service learning, sustainability, and leading-edge educational approaches. Our students leave Mackintosh ready to take on challenges and make their mark, in high school and beyond. A Mackintosh education provides the foundation for lifelong learning and success.
KEEN MINDS: Mackintosh Academy's one-of-a-kind learning environment nurtures each student`s unique genius. Based on the globally-respected International Baccalaureate program, our curriculum is inquiry-based, hands-on, creative, and engaging. Highly-qualified and trained teachers challenge students at their level and help them thrive to their full potential.
COMPASSIONATE HEARTS: At Mackintosh, we know that skills like collaboration, communication, resilience, courage, and empathy are key to success in school and beyond. We nurture strong and trusting relationships among students and faculty. Social-emotional learning is part of daily classroom practice.
GLOBAL ACTION: Our International Baccalaureate curriculum incorporates design thinking, innovation, and service projects. Our students are prepared to become meaningful contributors and socially responsible citizens of the world.
Mackintosh has been recognized with a number of national, state and local awards for our sustainability practices and curriculum, including:
  • U.S. Dept. of Education's Green Ribbon Schools Award (2018)
  • President's Environmental Youth Award (2016)
  • Colorado Environmental Leadership Program's Gold Leader Award (2018 - present)
Tucked into a quiet neighborhood, our campus features outdoor learning spaces, a greenhouse, instructional gardens, a meditation path, and ample room for both learning and play.
"Mackintosh Academy is a wonderful community of teachers, learners, and caring support. Our son attended from 3rd - 8th grades, and he is now applying to colleges and excelled in his high school and outside learning. He has no fear of new subjects, creating clubs and reading groups around the topics that interest him and his friends. He's more than ready for college, because Mackintosh helped support and inspire a lifelong love of learning. I highly recommend the school for gifted and twice-gifted students in primary and middle school years!" - Mackintosh Alum Parent
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Mackintosh Academy Littleton cost?
Mackintosh Academy Littleton's tuition is approximately $23,000 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Mackintosh Academy Littleton?
The acceptance rate of Mackintosh Academy Littleton is 93%, which is higher than the national average of 91%.
When is the application deadline for Mackintosh Academy Littleton?
The application deadline for Mackintosh Academy Littleton is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
Amazing teachers and community! Our kids have thrived at Mackintosh and recommend unconditionally!
- Posted by
As the parent of two Mackintosh alumni, I couldn't be more thrilled with the education this school provided for my children. The small class sizes, innovative IB curriculum, and kind, dedicated teachers made my children's elementary and middle school years exceptionally. Both of my children were incredibly well-prepared for high school and went on to successful college careers as well. In recent years, the campus upgrades and staffing expansion have made this fantastic school even stronger!
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: School with Special Program Emphasis
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 129 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $23,000
  • Acceptance rate: 93%
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Littleton, CO is $17,560 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Littleton, CO is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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