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Montessori School Of Denver

1460 S Holly St
Denver, CO 80222

(303) 756-9441


*Global education is at the forefront. *Core academics are integrated with subject matter areas including arts and technology. *Learning is experiential, collaborative, and reflective by design. *Social-emotional growth is respected and nurtured. *Our community is warm, engaging, and welcoming.

For 50 years, Montessori School of Denver has inspired inquisitive, socially conscious, confident students. We are a dynamic educational environment empowering students to use diverse knowledge and experiences to reach their full potential and do good in the world.

At our school, students learn to think independently, become effective problem-solvers, and develop a strong sense of self. Our students engage in real life problem solving, from designing the Mosquito Spring Net to combat Malaria in Zambia, to working with architects to design the perfect tree house for our new campus. MSD students consistently demonstrate high levels of academic achievement, compassion, and are truly inspired to make a difference in the world. Come visit and see why we were the first Montessori school in Colorado to be accredited by the American Montessori Society and the Association of Colorado Independent Schools.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught Specials classes include: Spanish, Physical Education, Music, Library, Drama, and Art.

From the Director:

We are committed to creating a supportive and stimulating learning environment that encourages students to achieve their own unique potential and to attain academic success. Our focused educational effort is based on the belief that children have an innate desire to learn and to discover ways to contribute meaningfully to the world community. We engage students in environmentally-aware initiatives. We teach lessons from a multi-cultural perspective, and we believe in a global philosophy with practical returns. Our students consistently demonstrate high levels of academic achievement as well as confidence, compassion, multicultural understanding, and independence.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

MSD employs a Literacy Specialist and a Director of Learning Support.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

We are a dynamic educational environment empowering students to use diverse knowledge and experiences to reach their full potential and do good in the world.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Conferences, progress reports, classroom newsletters, school newsletters, Parent Education events, Parent workbond program.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year