Rivendell School Of Northern Colorado

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  • Founded in 1976, Rivendell School is Ft. Collins's oldest private secular school operating as a nonprofit organization.
  • The Rivendell philosophy is intended to develop the learning and social skills that will benefit children through the rest of their lives.
  • The Rivendell teaching staff is an energetic creative group of teachers.
  • Many hold advanced degrees in education and child development. Rivendell provides a supportive and secure environment for children to learn and grow fostered by a staff that knows each child and their family by name.
  • Families feel like they are part of a community, not lost in a crowd.
  • At Rivendell, the focus is on academic excellence and personal challenge, not on test scores.
  • Students work with their teachers and with other students on topics until they have learned the material.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.AdvancED
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia, Twice Exceptional, G&T, Mild Learning Support
Year Founded1976
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students136 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
9%
State avg.: 23%
Students by GradeRivendell School Of Northern Colorado Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size16 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorSarah Daly

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Girl Scouts, Karate

Arts and Music Programs:
Guitar Lessons, Piano Lessons

School Notes

  • Founded in 1976, Rivendell School is Ft. Collins's oldest private secular school operating as a nonprofit organization. The Rivendell philosophy is intended to develop the learning and social skills that will benefit children through the rest of their lives. The Rivendell teaching staff is an energetic creative group of teachers. Many hold advanced degrees in education and child development. Rivendell provides a supportive and secure environment for children to learn and grow fostered by a staff that knows each child and their family by name. Families feel like they are part of a community, not lost in a crowd. At Rivendell, the focus is on academic excellence and personal challenge, not on test scores. Students work with their teachers and with other students on topics until they have learned the material.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Fort Collins
    River Song Waldorf School
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: PK-6 | 77 students
    3.1 miles
    309 Hickory Street Unit A
    Fort Collins, CO 80524
    (970)407-9185
    3.1 PK-6
    77
  • Fort Collins
    Discovery Montessori
    Montessori School
    Grades: K | 7 students
    4.8 miles
    225 E Skyway Dr
    Fort Collins, CO 80525
    (970)223-2445
    4.8 K
    7
  • Fort Collins
    Grades: PK-12 | 263 students
    1.7 miles
    2506 Zurich Dr
    Fort Collins, CO 80524
    (970)494-1022
    1.7 PK-12
    263
  • Fort Collins
    Grades: PK-8 | 233 students
    2.4 miles
    127 N Howes St
    Fort Collins, CO 80521
    (970)484-1171
    2.4 PK-8
    233
  • Englewood
     St Mary's Academy
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    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-12 | 688 students
    64.8 miles
    4545 S University Blvd
    Englewood, CO 80113
    (303)762-8300
    64.8 PK-12
    688

School Reviews

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I am a new teacher at Rivendell and I absolutely love this school! I am so impressed by the attention to detail and focus on individualized learning. I think that the small class sizes allow students to receive the attention they need. Students excel when they are given the opportunity to work on their specific needs.
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