Our School History
St. Vrain Community Montessori School (SVCMS) was founded by a dedicated group of parents that recognized a need to expand the educational choices offered by the St. Vrain Valley School District (SVVSD)and shared a true passion for the potential of Montessori education.
Our Charter History
In 2007, this core group of over 30 parents, educators, and community members met regularly to form a steering committee and interim Board, which successfully completed a charter school application for a kindergarten through 6th grade school – founding the St. Vrain Community Montessori School.
The SVVSD Board of Education unanimously approved the school’s initial charter in October 2008, and by August 2009 the school opened its doors to 99 students.
In 2012, our initial three-year charter was unanimously extended by the St. Vrain Valley School District Board of Education for an additional 10 years.
In 2022, our charter was unanimously extended again for 15 years by the St. Vrain Valley School District Board of Education.
Growth of our Community
Since its founding, SVCMS has added a new grade level every year, hired additional highly qualified Guides, invested in new classrooms, and developed a community space.
The Board of Directors has also established a growth plan that calls for increased classroom capacity at all levels, in addition to more Guides, expanded classrooms, and additional outdoor space.
In a mission-driven decision, SVCMS opened a Middle School in the fall of 2014 with its first group of 7th years and continued to expand the Middle School in 2015-2016 with the addition of 8th years.
Today, St. Vrain Community Montessori School serves a diverse body of over 240 students from preschool through 8th year, ages 3-14, in an authentic Montessori environment.
We strive each day to foster high academic and personal fulfillment for all students while nurturing trusting and productive relationships among students, staff, volunteers, and families.