Telluride Mountain School

Tel: (970)728-1969
  • Telluride's independent school, offering a preschool through high school education.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Colorado Independent Schools (ACIS)
International Montessori Council (IMC)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1998

Student Body

Total Students97 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
77%
State avg.: 23%
Students by GradeTelluride Mountain School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size12 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(collared shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
34%
Admissions DirectorKaren Walker

Sports

Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Freestyle Skiing, SnowboardingAlpine SkiingFreestyle Skiing,
Snowboarding

School Notes

  • Telluride Mountain School, accredited by the Association of Colorado Independent Schools, was founded to provide a challenging academic program that combines college preparation with outdoor education and community service. From a starting enrollment of 6 in 1998, the school today serves over 100 day boys and girls in Preschool to Grade 12. A newly renovated 14,000 square-foot facility that houses all grades opened in 2006. The values-based curriculum is designed to develop well-rounded young citizens of a global society. The program begins with a Montessori preschool, phasing into a more traditional approach for the upper grades. The core curriculum centers on reading/writing and language arts, math, science and social studies, with technology used throughout the disciplines. Spanish, music, visual and dramatic arts, and physical education are also integral to the curriculum. A Winter Sports Program capitalizes on the school's setting in prime ski country and includes instruction for all ability and interest levels, from the recreational skier/snowboarder to the aspiring Olympic competitor. Experiential learning trips and community service expand learning beyond the classroom locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

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