A Glimpse at New Schools: St. Vrain Community Montessori School
If you live north of the Denver metro area along the Front Range and have young school-aged children, here’s another new educational option that might interest you: the St. Vrain Community Montessori School (SVCMS). For parents who are fond of the famous Montessori Method of education or are intrigued by the idea, this new Longmont charter school is worth looking into.
According to the school’s website, the idea for SVCMS originated with concerned area parents in 2007:
In November 2007, this group began organizational meetings and planning efforts for a Montessori charter school in the SVVSD. A core group of nearly 30 parents, educators and community members met regularly, formed a steering committee and an interim Board, which successfully completed a charter school application for a Kindergarten through sixth grade school – – St. Vrain Community Montessori School (“the School” or “SVCMS”). The District’s Board of Education unanimously approved the charter in October 2008.
SVCMS opened last month with students in kindergarten through 2nd grade. The plan is to add a new grade each year until the school serves a full K-6th grade student population. You also can learn about enrollment opportunities, and find important information for families.
Other new schools featured:
- Math and Science Leadership Academy (Denver)
- Cesar Chavez Academy Denver
- Jeffco’s 21st Century Virtual Academy
- Thomas MacLaren School (Colorado Springs)
- Montclair School of Academics and Enrichment (Denver)
- Atlas Preparatory Charter (Colorado Springs)
- Envision Leadership Prep (Denver)
- Animas High School (Durango)