Montessori Academy of Colorado

From 8 weeks (Nido) through Middle School (8th grade), MAC students develop critical thinking, social collaboration, and creative problem-solving skills, coupled with global and environmental awareness that will serve them well as they become the next generation of innovators and world citizens.
MAC is located in the historic Curtis Park neighborhood of downtown Denver.
MAC boasts a leading student-to-teacher ratio, trained and certified teachers, fully equipped Montessori classrooms, a library, music and art studios, and an after-school enrichment program.
Our school delivers a rich social environment and a community of committed and passionate teachers, parents and administrators.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CO School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 260 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $23,000
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Montessori Academy of Colorado ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Colorado for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Any that can be integrated fully.
Year Founded
2002

Student Body

Total Students
260 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
25%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade
Montessori Academy of Colorado Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Classroom Dress Code
Formal
There is a uniform for Elementary, all other students must be dressed for independence.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition rates vary based on the age group of the student as well as the program in which the student is enrolled. All current tuition rates are provided on our website: www.montessoriacademyofcolorado.org
Admissions Director
Marissa Travis
Admissions Associate
Jayla Kipfer

Sports

Total Sports Offered
1 sport

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Ivy Camps USA, Steve & Kate's Summer Camp

Arts and Music Programs:
Art (Included w/ Tuition), Movement, Music (Included w/ Tuition), Spanish lessons

School Notes

  • The Montessori Academy of Colorado is a metropolitan school that engages each child through innovative academics, exploration of character, and a fearless, forward mindset. Students and families benefit most when they embrace the whole Montessori journey. MAC offers an authentic Montessori education in Nido (infant), Toddler, Primary, Kindergarten, and Elementary anda purpose-based and Montessori inspired Middle School.
  • In our Early Childhood Education program, credentialed Montessori teachers lead each classroom, and our individualized learning curriculums allow all children to work at their own level in order to maximize their achievements. With mixed ages in all classrooms, children are excited to learn from their peers and help others; naturally going from novice to leader within their classrooms. Each MAC community builds on the next with new experiences, challenging materials, and endless opportunities to learn.
  • The MAC Elementary experience empowers students to reach their own personal potential and develop the confidence and capabilities to positively impact their world. In the Elementary work cycles, students use Montessori materials for firsthand understanding of mathematics, language, literacy, science, history, and geography while in a Spanish-English speaking classroom. However, our Elementary students learn best using Denver as their classroom. Going Outs are at the heart of Elementary at MAC; these experiential explorations are designed to take advantage of MAC`s metropolitan location and include weekly student-designed field trips that are integrated into their research and class curriculum. Service-learning is also a critical component of our Elementary program, encouraging children to give back to their community.
  • At MAC Middle, learning is about discovery. Our approach is student-centered, with our educators guiding students to hone 21st century skills like critical thinking, communication, creativity and collaboration. Lessons are tailored to student interest, learning style, need and ability,so learning has context that is meaningful for each learner. At MAC Middle, knowledge is not delivered by our educators, but rather co-created with each learner as our educators harness teachable moments to scaffold learning as thinking, feeling, and doing while they use the city of Denver as alearning lab. Our entrepreneurial approach to learning focuses on connecting with each student`s unique gifts in order to bring out the best in them.
  • From our robust academics to exploration of the Arts, MAC celebrates creativity and curiosity in all our students by encouraging hands-on, self-paced, collaborative learning through interactive experiences. We create an inclusive environment where students acquire self-efficacy, determination, and social and emotional intelligence from an educational foundation built on integrity, compassion, and support. Visit our website to schedule an individual tour or inquire about our school. We hope to meet with you soon!
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Montessori Academy of Colorado cost?
Montessori Academy of Colorado's tuition is approximately $23,000 for private students.
What sports does Montessori Academy of Colorado offer?
Montessori Academy of Colorado offers 1 interscholastic sports: Intramural Sports Only.
What is Montessori Academy of Colorado's ranking?
Montessori Academy of Colorado ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Colorado for: Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for Montessori Academy of Colorado?
The application deadline for Montessori Academy of Colorado is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (14 reviews)
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The MAC is a special place that any family is lucky to call home for their young ones. With a challenging location in the middle of Curtis Park, they make the school feel like an oasis in the metropolis of downtown. Everything is clean and organized from classrooms to common areas. It is impressive how they have maintained an old building. With the recent renovation to the exterior sidewalks, rolling strollers up has never been easier. The staff both on the admin and teaching side are courteous, and professional and understand that parents care but the children are what matter the most. Catering to both our entire family has always felt welcome and safe. The Nido and Toddler classrooms are remarkable with their ability to teach a child life skills from as early as 12 weeks. The hands-on learning along with an excellent teacher-to-student ratio puts MAC in a category of its own. Our teachers have been at the school for over 10 years, and it shows. They offer frequent advice to parents, which is particularly helpful for a first-time parent. They also have a staff nurse to monitor the school's policy around health and awareness of how to treat sick kids, a resource for parents, and a good way to help curb widespread outbreaks. MAC is committed to not only offering quality education for those who can afford it but also seeks to give back to the community and offer scholarships to children who would otherwise not have the chance to be a part of the community. The one thing that stands out the most is how polite and friendly everyone is to our daughter - and they genuinely know her, want to say hi, and will always take the time to work with her to give her a chance to learn and grow while being happy and safe.
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My daughter is thriving at MAC. She's in the toddler program and loves being there. She's become so independent and fearless and is finding her voice. I feel great knowing she's able to be herself and grow in a supportive environment.
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Our daughter has been at MAC for 1 year in both the toddler and primary communities. The staff is phenomenal in all respects. Each and every person that has engaged with our daughter knows her name even the folks that work in the office or see her infrequently. Her teachers are incredibly response to meet the needs of all students and update us regularly on work done in the classroom, how we can support our daughter at home, and how she is doing in unique areas that we've asked for support with. MAC also offers phenomenal parent learning opportunities around the Montessori philosophy, science, math, and other areas of student/parent development. In addition, as an LGBTQ family MAC has been tremendous in welcoming the diversity of our family and using inclusive language that shows their commitment to embracing diversity of all kinds within their community.
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The distinction between "day care" and "school" is the biggest difference for me since Henry started at MAC. The seriousness with which the staff takes the Montessori approach is meaningful, and before exploring our options when moving to Denver, I hadn't known much about how Montessori worked. I couldn't be more pleased with the outcomes so far and my family intends to pursue Montessori education for as long as is practical for our child(ren).
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MAC is a stellar school. I got teary when I did the initial tour at 20 weeks pregnant (and it wasn't just the hormones) - it was a place with which I could truly imagine co-parenting our daughter. Yes, my husband and I are her parents, but they are there, guiding her and helping her grow into the fantastic two year old she has become. I can't say enough about the thoughtful curriculum, the weekly art and music (and host of other "specials" - yoga, ballet, spanish, etc.), and the high ratio of teacher to student. I especially loved their embrace of "alternative" choices our family has made, such as cloth diapering and excellent nutrition. We LOVE MAC!
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Our child started school at MAC when he was 18 months. He's now over 3, and we are amazed at how much he has learned and grown. MAC has helped him truly develop his potential, not only academically, but also as a responsible, polite, and friendly child. MAC provides music and art once a week, and the Montessori materials in the classroom are high-quality. We have been very impressed and happy with the care and education our child has received at this school.
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MAC is a treasure. The entire staff and administration bring such commitment, devotion, and caring to everything they do. It is a safe and purposeful place. Our child has loved every minute of it.
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We have been very happy with MAC. The facilities are great, including spaces devoted to art and music. The teachers and staff are committed and work hard to make the program rewarding and fun for the students.
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We love MAC! Our son has been in the Toddler Community for almost exactly a year now. He loves to go to school. He comes home with lots to say about his friends and teachers, what went on in "specials," the work he did during the day, etc. His relatives are amazed at his independence, self-confidence, and manners. I recommend MAC because of the community, the parent involvement, the teachers'' love and respect for the children, the level of training (and ongoing training) of the teachers, the spacious and well-prepared classrooms, and the weekly art and music classes (with teachers who have music and art degrees!).
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We have had our child at MAC since she was 18 months old. We cannot say enough about MAC and the wonderful influence it has been on our child. Similar to other parents, I toured several schools and did not find any that felt the same energy or feeling that we encountered at MAC. Our child loves to be there. They potty trained her within 2 weeks of being there at 18 months. We even left for a short period when we got into a highly regarded ECE program in Denver. We lasted two weeks before we returned to MAC. Honestly, I would be hard pressed to find a better place. We certainly have found a great variance with Montessoris. MAC is social, incorporates other activities such as music, arts and dance which children love. She has thrived there! It will be a sad day when we have to leave MAC, but we are staying as long as we can!
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Both my husband and I work, so choosing where our child would spend her day was the paramount decision as new parents. We toured several Montessori schools and at MAC we found the ratio in the classrooms to be the best and the environment the most inviting. In addition to feeling warm and nurturing, the interactions between caregiver and child are quite respectful. The setup of the room provided all the children, even those from 3 months old, with opportunities to explore and develop, and the schedule of daily activities, like buggy rides, water days in the summer and snack time for older kids, provide the children with structure and consistency. Our experience with MAC continues to be great. Most important, our daughter likes being at MAC. The staff is also an invaluable source of parenting help and we enjoy talking with the other families. There is a sense of community here.
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My child was enrolled at 13 weeks and MAC has provided a safe and engaging environment that has enabled him to develop extraordinary social skills at an early age. He is approaches new environments and social situations with gusto. He is comfortable in all social settings; visits to new homes; restaurants, and; the ever dreaded airplane flight. I truly believe his outgoing nature and friendly demeanor can be attributed to his interaction with the excellent staff and other children. He loves it there.
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MAC is a wonderful place that my wife and I trust to care for my daughter. When we moved to Denver, the staff at MAC was extremely helpful in helping us secure a spot and helped us transition into the Denver community. Our daughter is at home there and adores all the staff and other students. I highly recommend MAC to anyone who wants their child to grow to be independent thinkers.
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The programs are excellent at MAC. My preschooler is fully engaged in his classroom (which constantly focuses on different interesting topics and shifts the curriculum). There is also music and art. The facilities are very nice. And the staff is incredibly responsive to parents.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CO School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 260 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $23,000
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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