Our mission is to educate the Whole Child within an authentic Montessori public school environment.


The vision that shapes our work each day is for students to develop their intellectual, social, emotional, and physical capabilities so that they can embrace the world as it is and as it can be.


We offer the following age-based academic programs:


Boulder County’s only authentic Montessori charter school for ages 3-14.



We have a deep and abiding commitment to creating a truly authentic Montessori environment, meaning we believe in:

  1. Employing teachers credentialed for the level they are teaching who have the demonstrated ability and dedication to putting the key Montessori concepts into practice

  2. Offering three-year, mixed-age groupings based on Dr. Montessori’s Planes of Development (3-6, 6-9, 9-12, 12-14)

  3. Providing a full complement of essential Montessori materials in every classroom

  4. Ensuring an uninterrupted three-hour work cycle every day

  5. Fostering an atmosphere that encourages social interaction, peer teaching, and emotional development

  6. Nurturing a partnership with families


Read more about the authentic Montessori Method here.


As a charter school, we strike a thoughtful balance between Authentic Montessori Methods and a standards-based environment. This balance includes:

  1. Viewing all students through the lens of Dr. Montessori’s Planes of Development

  2. Aligning Montessori curriculum to Colorado Academic Standards

  3. Participating in required assessments and accreditation processes

  4. Monitoring progress to inform instruction and optimize achievement of outcomes


Interested in joining our community and providing your child or children with an authentic Montessori public education?

Learn more about the enrollment process here.


St. Vrain Community Montessori School (SVCMS) is a public K-8 charter school in the St. Vrain Valley School District. Our tuition-based Preschool and tuition-free Kindergarten, Elementary, and Middle School programs offer an authentic Montessori education in a standards-aligned environment.

© 2017 by St. Vrain Community Montessori School


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