Vista Ridge Academy

Vista Ridge Academy is a private Christian Preschool-8 school committed to helping students grow beyond STEM through academics, arts, physical activity, service, spiritual growth and technology.
Vista Ridge Academy provides wholistic Christ-centered elementary education, encouraging children to think creatively and critically, problem-solve and explore, collaborate with others, and develop strong character in accordance with our core values.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CO School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 86 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,700
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 15 / rolling

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Mild learning differences
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
86 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade
Vista Ridge Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
Feb. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
See school website for financial information.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant


Total Sports Offered
4 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
Arts and Music Programs:
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.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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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We have a one in Kindergarten and one in 2nd grade at Vista Ridge Academy. We LOVE it. Great school.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CO School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 86 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,700
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 15 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Boulder County, CO is $14,475 for elementary schools and $18,634 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Boulder County, CO is 93% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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