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Expand your search for an educational institution by exploring the private school options in the Boulder area! 

Bixby School


Ages: Preschool - 5th grade
Bixby School was founded in 1970. Our school is organized around the belief that children are unique individuals, each with their own abilities, interests, and needs. Our school design provides students with opportunities for healthy risk-taking and responsibility for choices, feeds children’s natural curiosity and intrinsic joy of learning, and cultivates critical thinking skills and mastery of concepts. Our shared core values are respect, responsibility, and empathy. 3-acre Campus, Student: Faculty ratio 8:1, Average class size of 7-10, Extended Day Available: 7:45 am - 5:45 pm daily, Hot Lunch prepared daily (included), Indoor pool, Weekly Swim Lessons, Progressive Education, Hands-On, Experiential Learning, 1st-5th Grade Follow Middle School Schedule - Our teachers are masters of their subject and passionate about what they Education, Hands-On, Experiential Learning. Tuition Assistance is available for Kindergarten-5th Grade.


City of Lafayette


111 W. Baseline Road
5-12 years
Hours & Days: M-F from dismissal to 6pm, and on BVSD no-school days, full-day care 7:30am to 6pm. August-May.
Jump into fun in our Colorado State Licensed BASE child care programs that meet the needs of every child. We offer a wide range of activities including arts and crafts, STEM, active play, sports and games, swimming, and much more. Children will have time for homework assistance and a few snacks along the way. Safety is our top priority, including following all COVID-19 guidelines in effect at program time. Children from Ryan, Lafayette, and Peak to Peak elementary schools are provided transportation at dismissal to the Bob L. Burger Recreation Center. Pioneer Elementary students will walk with staff from the school to the BBRC.

C: Jordan Walker

P: (303)-661-1288

W: School-Care-BASE

Friends School

South Campus: 5465 Pennsylvania (Preschool and Elementary)
North Campus: 3800 Kalmia Ave. (Middle School/Teacher Prep Program) (303)-499-1999 Licensed/Accredited.
Ages: Preschool-8th Grade.
Hours & Days: M-F. Preschool 9:00am-3:00pm (optional half day), Elementary 8:30am-3:15 pm, Middle School 8:45am-3:45 pm.
AfterCare and enrichment classes. August-May/Camp Program.
A supportive community committed to educating the whole child--head, hand, and heart. Social-emotional curriculum catered to each individual grade level. Gold Standard project based learning, emphasizing academics, problem-solving, creativity, critical thinking, and social responsibility. Exceptional specials including art, music, Spanish, library, technology, and PE programs. Small classes, low student/teacher ratios. Personalized Affordable Tuition. ACIS accredited, NAIS member.

C: Taylor Replane

P: (303)-499-1999




North Star Microschool

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813 Nelson Park Drive, Longmont, CO 80503
Pre-K - 6th grade
At North Star Microschool your child will experience an enriched environment catering to their unique learning style. It is modeled after the “one-room schoolhouse” with the aim of providing an educational experience that enriches children academically as well as socio-emotionally. Fran is an experienced homeschool parent, Colorado State certified educator, and daycare provider who hand-tailors her instructional plans according to her student’s levels and abilities.

C: Fran Stuart

P: (505) 629-9985



Boulder Country Day School


4820 Nautilus Ct. North
2½ years to 8th Grade
Hours & Days: 8am - 3pm, middle school until 3:15pm.
After school care and enrichment classes available. Tours Daily.
Accreditations: NAIS, ACIS, and Approved Middle Years International Baccalaureate School.
Boulder Country Day School, where academic distinction meets education with character. BCD is a top rated, accredited private school in Boulder, Colorado where every child has the opportunity to discover their own unique excellence. Distinguished by small class sizes, outstanding faculty, engaging academics and a focus on community, our preschool, elementary and IB middle school teachers strive to create a well-rounded educational environment that balances traditional subjects with the arts, world languages, athletics and project-based learning.

C: Susan Boyle
P: (303)-527-4931 x 248


Dawson School – Lafayette


10455 Dawson Drive, Lafayette
K-12th grade
Hours & Days: M-F, 175 days. 8 am to 3:30pm, plus free after-school care. September-June / Camp. Licensed & Accredited.
Boulder County region’s leading independent, college-preparatory school, Dawson offers challenging academics, robust arts and athletics programs, and renowned outdoor and experiential education to students K-12. Small class sizes (average 15, with student/teacher ratio of 7/1); individual attention from experienced faculty; daily enrichment (art, music, PE, technology, language, library). The 107-acre campus features a new 25,000 sq ft Center for Innovation, two full-size gyms and numerous athletic fields, separate K-5 playground, an Arts Center with 20+ offerings, and a Dining Commons with daily homemade hot lunch at no charge. The school is committed to the development of character, emphasizing respect, compassion, courage, and integrity, and to social-emotional wellbeing. Engaged parent community. Preparing students to bring their best to the world for over 50 years.

P: (303) 665-6679


W: www.dawsonschool.or

Mackintosh Academy


6717 South Boulder Road
K - 8th Grade
For over 40 years Mackintosh Academy has been pioneering next-generation gifted education. Mackintosh Academy nurtures the keen minds and compassionate hearts of gifted and creative students in a caring community of learners so that they contribute to a world that needs them. Authorized IB World School, social-emotional learning, gifted and creative students, design/innovation, service & global action, $27,720 (LS) and $28,770 (MS) with tuition assistance available. Maximum 10:1 student to teacher ratio.

C: Jenny Strode
P: (303) 554-2011


Sacred Heart of Jesus School

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1317 Mapleton Ave. Boulder, CO 80304

Ages: Preschool - 8th grade
Hours & Days: 8am - 3pm. After-Care from 3pm-6pm
Providing nurturing, values-based education for over 120 years. Our innovative programs are designed to promote intellectual curiosity, develop character and help each child reach their full potential. SHJ offers small class sizes, instruction in the arts, music, PE and Spanish, experiential learning through class trips to destinations like the Catalina Island Marine Institute, academic enrichment and learning intervention support, social-emotional curriculum, community service opportunities, on-site tutoring and three seasons of league athletics.
C: Heather Elhardt
P: 303-447-2362

Treehouse Learning

175 N. 96th St, Louisville, CO 80027
Ages: Kindergarten
Hours & Days: Full-Time: M-F, 8:30 - 3:30pm, Before/after care available 7:30am - 5:30pm
Treehouse Learning supports whole-person development and integration through intentional, responsive, and respectful experiences, and offers private, high-quality kindergarten in an early-childhood educational setting. Our approach is rooted in whole-brain, whole-person philosophy to support optimal and balanced development across domains of cognitive (academic) capacity, social-emotional intelligence, and physical maturation for a mixed-aged cohort of Kindergarten-age learners. We have a flexible cutoff date and an intentional physical & social environment to nourish a group of up to 15 distinguished learners. Whole-brain approach activates & organizes all parts of the brain to support positive lifetime outcomes, executive function, and all academic learning. Curriculum includes Brain Gym©, RULER social-emotional, music, movement, arts, nature exploration, gardening, inclusion, & community engagement. Meets/exceeds all Kindergarten academic standards. Chef-prepared lunch and snacks are provided daily.

C: Amy Carr, Program Director

P: (303)-666-1950



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