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Community Montessori Elementary School


805 Gillaspie Drive
Boulder, CO 80305
Phone: 720.561.3700
Fax: 720.561.3701
Attendance: 720.561.5408
Website: bvsd.org/schools/communitymontessori

Daily Schedule: 8:00-2:30
Enrollment (FTE):  232
Funded Headcount:  256
Student/Teacher Ratio: 16/4
Principal:  Shannon Minch

Community Montessori Elementary School




 About Our School


Points of Pride

  • We are a quality Montessori program, aligned with state standards and BVSD strategic initiatives, which challenges the potential of every child.
  • We honor each student’s individual and unique developmental and learning style by providing differentiated instruction in multi-age classrooms.
  • We graduate respectful, responsible life-long learners with the skills and commitment to make a positive contribution to society.
  • We partner with families to create an environment that gives students, parents and staff the opportunity to celebrate diversity. 

Academic Goals
Achievement: Increase academic achievement in specific content areas through a curriculum and instruction based on “best practices” and “brain-based education” aligned with our Montessori program.  Equity: Continue to serve as a model of socioeconomic destratification for the district. Promote multicultural programs that meet the needs of our diverse population and build a strong community. Increase skills and knowledge of second-language learners through sheltered instruction.  Organization: Create a safe and positive learning environment that protects and respects the rights of all individuals. Teach a consistent anti-bias curriculum across all levels.

School Profile

Community Montessori is a focus school and the only public Montessori school in the Boulder Valley School District. We serve children from preschool through 5th grade. The preschool is tuition-based with scholarships readily available.

Our mission is to challenge the learning potential of each student through a child-centered, individualized approach based on respect for self, others and the environment. Manipulative learning materials are developmentally sequenced within the rich integrated curriculum. The classroom environment allows children to move freely and make challenging choices within safe limits and clear academic expectations.

Community Montessori's classrooms are multiage, primary (ages 3-6), lower elementary (ages 6-9) and upper elementary (ages 9-12). Students build a strong rapport with their teacher and peers through the continuity of the 3-year class cycle. Our program features outdoor learning centers as an expansion of each classroom.

We focus on family involvement and provide ample opportunities for parents to participate in their child's education. Services include after school childcare and extracurricular activities.



 School Mission and Vision


Vision: The Community Montessori graduate:

  • has developed a respect and responsibility for self, others and the environment;
  • has attained the skills and commitment to make a worthwhile contribution to society;
  • is a lifelong learner.

Mission: In partnership with families, Community Montessori of Boulder Valley challenges the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical potential of a diverse student population by providing a quality Montessori program aligned with state standards and the BVSD strategic initiatives.


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