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Welcome to Colorado Rocky Mountain School!

CRMS is an ideal place because of its deliberate size and unrivaled geographic location. The CRMS experience is designed to address a transformative time in a young adult's life. On this doorstep to adulthood, we believe high school-age students need to feel connected, seen, and heard.

Connected: Through an integrated curriculum that weaves academics, outdoor adventure, and the arts, CRMS students are connected with one another, their teachers, and the outside world. These connections allow students to make authentic and meaningful contributions to the school community.

Seen: We are deliberately sized so that every student has our full attention. Students at CRMS are known and celebrated in this community.

Heard: Students at CRMS have a voice. They lead and contribute to the conversation, and their involvement is valued throughout the program; as a result, they are active participants in their own education.

When students are connected, seen, and heard and are guided through this transformation with impactful adult mentors, they are better prepared to take on the greater independence they naturally seek. At CRMS, all our faculty and staff view it as a privilege to mentor students into their adult roles and prepare them for the academic challenges of college and life beyond.

Selecting a high school for your child is an incredibly important decision. Graduates of CRMS are intellectually curious, adventurous, creative, resilient, kind, and confident young adults.

I encourage you to learn more about CRMS by contacting our admission office to begin this exciting journey.

Best,

Jeff Leahy 
Bio


Jeff Leahy has worked in independent schools for 25 years, during which time he has served as an instructor of English, coach, and dean of students and residential life. Jeff earned his B.A. from Pomona College in Claremont, California, and his M.A. in English Literature from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. Prior to his arrival at Trinity College, he played and coached American football in Finland and Holland. His teaching tenure has included stops at The Middlesex School (MA) and The Hill School (PA) as an instructor of English and as a coach. Most recently he has completed his seventeenth year at Colorado Rocky Mountain School and his twelfth year serving as its head of school. Locally he serves on the boards of Aspen Country Day School and the Association of Colorado Independent Schools.



To read about Jeff's views on happiness in today's society as well as how the teenage brain functions, please visit our blog.


To learn more about Colorado Rocky Mountain School, please join our mailing list, request information or apply now.

About

Home About

Head of School Welcome


Welcome to Colorado Rocky Mountain School!

CRMS is an ideal place because of its deliberate size and unrivaled geographic location. The CRMS experience is designed to address a transformative time in a young adult's life. On this doorstep to adulthood, we believe high school-age students need to feel connected, seen, and heard.

Connected: Through an integrated curriculum that weaves academics, outdoor adventure, and the arts, CRMS students are connected with one another, their teachers, and the outside world. These connections allow students to make authentic and meaningful contributions to the school community.

Seen: We are deliberately sized so that every student has our full attention. Students at CRMS are known and celebrated in this community.

Heard: Students at CRMS have a voice. They lead and contribute to the conversation, and their involvement is valued throughout the program; as a result, they are active participants in their own education.

When students are connected, seen, and heard and are guided through this transformation with impactful adult mentors, they are better prepared to take on the greater independence they naturally seek. At CRMS, all our faculty and staff view it as a privilege to mentor students into their adult roles and prepare them for the academic challenges of college and life beyond.

Selecting a high school for your child is an incredibly important decision. Graduates of CRMS are intellectually curious, adventurous, creative, resilient, kind, and confident young adults.

I encourage you to learn more about CRMS by contacting our admission office to begin this exciting journey.

Best,

Jeff Leahy 
Bio


Jeff Leahy has worked in independent schools for 25 years, during which time he has served as an instructor of English, coach, and dean of students and residential life. Jeff earned his B.A. from Pomona College in Claremont, California, and his M.A. in English Literature from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. Prior to his arrival at Trinity College, he played and coached American football in Finland and Holland. His teaching tenure has included stops at The Middlesex School (MA) and The Hill School (PA) as an instructor of English and as a coach. Most recently he has completed his seventeenth year at Colorado Rocky Mountain School and his twelfth year serving as its head of school. Locally he serves on the boards of Aspen Country Day School and the Association of Colorado Independent Schools.



To read about Jeff's views on happiness in today's society as well as how the teenage brain functions, please visit our blog.


To learn more about Colorado Rocky Mountain School, please join our mailing list, request information or apply now.
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