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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 learn- ing, and cultivates critical thinking skills and mastery of concepts. Our shared core values are respect, responsibility, and empathy. Preschool-5th Grade, 3-acre campus, Student: Faculty ratio 7:1, 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 teach. Tuition Assistance is available for Kindergarten-5th Grade.


B.A.S.E - City of Lafayette


B.A.S.E - Lafayette

111 W. Baseline Road

Ages: 5 - 12 years
Hours & Days: M-F from dismissal to 6pm, and on BVSD no-school days, full-day care 7:30am - 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

W: School-Care-BASE
P: (303)-661-1288

Friends School


Friends School-Boulder

South Campus: 5465 Pennsylvania (Preschool and Elementary),

North Campus: 3800 Kalmia Ave. (Middle School/Teacher Prep Program)


Ages: Preschool-8th Grade.

Days: M-F. Hours: 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. Experiential and integrated curriculum, 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

Ages: 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

Dawson School


Dawson School--Lafayette

10455 Dawson Drive

Ages: K-12th grade
Days & Hours: M-F, 175 days. 8am - 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 25,000sqft 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

Mackintosh Academy


Mackintosh Academy--Boulder

6717 South Boulder Road

Ages: 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, $26,150 (LS) and $27,140 (MS) with tuition assistance available. Maximum 10:1 student to teacher ratio.

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


Treehouse Learning

175 N. 96th St, Louisville, CO 80027
Ages: Kindergarten
Days & Hours: Full-Time: M-F, 8:30 - 3:30pm, Before/after care available 7:30am - 5:30pm Treehouse Learning provides quality care and intentional, respectful, and optimal experiences that lead to learning. Now in its 25th year of operation as a family-owned-and-operated business, Treehouse Learning helps people thrive by building belonging and community in order to co-create the world we want to be part of. Our play-based curriculum integrates research-based, responsive practices for high-quality learning experiences along with enrichment specials such as art, music, language, movement, social emotional learning, and brain integration via Brain Gym. Our Whole Child approach supports the integration of academic, intellectual, emotional, and physical growth and development through intentional invitations to engage and explore the world through play. Both our indoor/outdoor environments provide classroom and curriculum through intentional environmental design as a guided invitation to explore. We offer full-day kindergarten with before/ after care for a distinct group of distinguished learners.

C: Amy Carr, Program Director

P: (303)-666-1950