Vista Ridge Academy

5.00 5 1 (3 reviews)
3100 Ridge View Dr
Erie, CO 80516
Tel: (303)828-4944
  • Vista Ridge Academy is a private Christian PK-8 school committed to helping students grow beyond STEM through academics, arts, physical activity, service, spiritual growth and technology.
  • The mission of Vista Ridge Academy is to inspire learning for life in a Christ-centered environment by promoting creativity, excellence, integrity, respect and stewardship.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. General Conference of the Seventh Day Adventist Church (GCSDAC)
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Seventh Day Adventist
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild learning differences
Year Founded 1899

Student Body

Total Students 70 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Vista Ridge Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 12 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(School Uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $5,100
Tuition Notes See school website for financial information.


Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballSoccer,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Band, Choir, Strings Ensemble, Strings of the Rockies Band, Choir, Strings Ensemble,
Strings of the Rockies,

School Notes

  • At Vista Ridge Academy we believe that a relationship with Jesus is the foundation of all our other relationships; and a desire to live for the glory of God inspires us to do our best in all our pursuits. Weekly chapels provide our students with a valuable time of worship and instruction in God's word that serves to build upon that important foundation.
  • Small student-to-teacher ratios provide maximum opportunity for individualized instruction in our classrooms. Our experienced faculty are dedicated not only to the academic growth of our students, but also to the development of important life skills.
  • We believe that the arts play a crucial role in building strong minds. In addition to weekly music and art classes, Vista Ridge offers the opportunity for students to participate in band, choir and Strings of the Rockies, sponsored in part by Avista Adventist Hospital, which provides violin instruction for all of our students in grades 1-6.
  • Partnerships are important to us. Whether with our constituent churches, fellow Adventist schools, or local organizations, students and faculty actively seek ways to volunteer, serve and get involved. Students develop close friendships through these activities which reach out to their own communities and beyond.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  5/17/2016
Last year we enrolled our son in Kindergarten at Vista Ridge Academy. We were thrilled to find a thriving fine arts program and even spanish emersion program in the Kindergarten program! The teachers are committed to their students but more importantly, the teachers are committed to sharing Jesus. We couldn't be happier with our choice of school. This year we will have two of our kids attending as they have recently opened a Pre-K program.
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5  8/8/2014
We have a one in Kindergarten and one in 2nd grade at Vista Ridge Academy. We LOVE it. Great school.
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5  1/8/2013
My oldest boy of 5 goes to Kindergarten at Vista Ridge Academy. The personal one on one attention his teacher gives him is so great. Leading kids to Christ is evident in all they do. We are so grateful to have found a home for our kids where we know they can grow to their full potential.
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