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The Montessori Academy of Colorado is a metropolitan school that engages each child through innovative academics, exploration of character, and a fearless, forward mindset. MAC serves students ages 8 weeks through 8th grade and offers a high standard full-day, year-round innovative student and family Montessori educational experience.
Celebrating 20 years this school year, our organization was founded by parents who sought a traditional Montessori education for their children that still met the needs of working parents.
We celebrate creativity and curiosity in all our students by encouraging hands-on, self-paced, collaborative learning through experiences and challenges.
We create a unique community where students will acquire self-efficacy and social and emotional intelligence from an educational foundation built on integrity, compassion and support.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

Top Rankings

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

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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.: 26%
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
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

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Ballet, Yoga

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

School Notes

  • MAC empowers fearless, forward learners from 8 weeks through Middle School, this is not a typical Montessori model in the Denver market. MAC is committed to hiring teachers of excellence who are, first and foremost, role models for our children. All of our educators are Montessori certified through AMI or AMS training and have significant teaching experiences. Not only does MAC hire the very best teachers, but we ensure a teacher to student ratio that allows every child to be known at a highly personal level. We recognize that the teacher/student relationship is a significant part of the learning process for all students at all stages of their education. A teacher accompanies the students on their personal journey, advising and giving feedback along the way. MAC is cultivating character development in our students by educating the whole child with understanding of social-emotional development. We provide robust parent education to help parents to be their best at home as well. Our staff members are warm and welcoming and take time to get to know, and truly care for, each child and family.
  • The MAC Elementary experience empowers students to reach their own personal potential and develop the confidence and capabilities to positively impact their world. MAC`s Elementary School offers an unparalleled opportunity for children to thrive by combining a progressive Montessori pedagogy, a dynamic experiential program, strong academics, social-emotional support, and a Spanish Language Program. Organized into two 3-year programs, Lower Elementary is 1st-3rd grade and Upper Elementary is 4th-6th grade. The mixed-age groups allow each child to find a variety of peers at their level of challenge and benefit from the experience of being a leader, follower, and observer.
  • As one of the first purpose-based Middle Schools in the country, MAC Middle fosters a rich inward and outward journey for students to develop a greater sense of self and their contribution to the outside world. Our student experience is designed to immerse students in authentic and applicable learning environments with each academic unit centered around students practicing critical thinking, empathy, communication and action in the real world. Through close mentorship and guidance, our students are empowered to lead their own learning by going beyond the classroom to harness the city as a learning lab, connect with the community, access experts, and advocate for themselves. Students use these experiences to explore their own unique sense of purpose and activate it to connect meaningfully to the world.
  • There`s a sense of community, family and warmth at MAC and we would be excited to welcome your family!
Source: Verified school update

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (13 reviews)
5  
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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5  
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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5  
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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