The Peak School
The Peak School Photo #2 - At The Peak School, Outdoor Education means more than simply putting on your hiking boots and going for a long walk. Our Outdoor Education program is built on the tenets of leadership, communication, and teamwork, which together teach students to both respect and learn from one's self, environment, and community.
The Peak School Photo #3 - At The Peak School, we base our philosophy of learning on the ideas presented by Bloom's argument for mastery-based learning, which we define as demonstrating a certain level of proficiency in a skill before moving ahead in the curriculum.
The Peak School is a progressive, coeducational college preparatory middle and high school nestled in high peaks of Summit County, Colorado.
Students at The Peak School encounter challenging academics, character-building in and out of the classroom, and a healthy, intentional community culture that supports them along the way.
- Grades: 6-12
- Students: 80 students
- Application Deadline: None / Rolling
School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Learning Difference Programs
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade
Academics and Faculty
Total Classroom Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
None / Rolling
- The Peak School is a progressive, coeducational college preparatory middle and high school nestled in high peaks of Summit County, Colorado. Students at The Peak School encounter challenging academics, character-building in and out of the classroom, and a healthy, intentional community culture that supports them along the way.
- With a focus on personalized education, students take charge of their learning experience and, as such, hold each other accountable as peers and community members. Our teachers are experts in their fields and are empowered to create differentiated and innovative lessons across the curriculum. We invite you to dive in and discover for yourself why students, families, and teachers love The Peak School.
After one semester, Im so glad we made the decision to enroll our child. The Peak has built a community that prioritizes good citizenship and character. Kids are challenged to deeply explore their subjects and develop their talents and abilities. My child has found both friends and role models. I can see a much development in the short time we've attended, and the kids benefit enormously from outdoor courses and small class sizes.
We love the Peak School for many reasons, including: The small overall size of the school gives it a close sense of community. The student-teacher ratio is very low, so each kid gets personalized attention. The teachers and administrators are really caring and invested in the outcome for each individual. The school is very flexible and works with our son's super busy and varied activity schedule (ski team, hockey team, boy scouts, travel). The staff really connects to the abundant natural resources and geography of Summit County. They encourage exploration of the rivers, mountains, and forests around us. This creates some really unique opportunities like attending the Breckenridge Snow Sculpture competition to visit the team from China, or Mountain Day where they spent a day sledding and ice skating. Overall, we've been very impressed with the educational opportunities and caring atmosphere provided by The Peak School.
The Peak School has given our son the opportunity to grow as an individual in a supportive community in which faculty and staff care deeply about the students and go out of their way to provide students and families feel welcomed and supported. The teachers are excited to teach and truly care about the students. The teachers have the ability to teach your child based on their needs with small class sizes. Our son has excelled at the Peak School by having the opportunity to work one on one with a teacher when needing extra help. The staff has always made him feel like an individual and not just another student.
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