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Welcome to Colorado Rocky Mountain School!

CRMS is an ideal learning environment for high school students because of its intentional, research-based programming, 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 understand high school-age students need to feel connected, seen, and heard, in order to fulfill their potential and move into their next phase of life with confidence, competence, and an orientation toward learning and engagement.

Connected: Through an integrated curriculum that weaves academics, outdoor adventure, service, and the arts, CRMS students are connected with one another, their teachers, their community, and the larger world. These connections allow students to make authentic and meaningful contributions to their school community, expand their potential, take appropriate risks in a supportive environment, and take their learning to an exceptional level.

Seen: We are deliberately sized so that every student has our full attention. Students at CRMS are known as individuals and celebrated in this community. Every student has the opportunity to be applauded, no matter their strength - academics, athletics, community service, artistic abilities, or for their own unique characteristics.

Heard: Students at CRMS have a voice and are encouraged to develop it. They lead and contribute to the conversations, shape school policy, their involvement is valued throughout the program; as a result, they are active participants in their own educational experience.

When students are connected, seen, and heard, and are guided through this transformation with attentive 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. We understand this is our responsibility to fulfill with your student.

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 and our approach to education by contacting our admission office to begin this exciting journey!

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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Head of School Welcome


Welcome to Colorado Rocky Mountain School!

CRMS is an ideal learning environment for high school students because of its intentional, research-based programming, 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 understand high school-age students need to feel connected, seen, and heard, in order to fulfill their potential and move into their next phase of life with confidence, competence, and an orientation toward learning and engagement.

Connected: Through an integrated curriculum that weaves academics, outdoor adventure, service, and the arts, CRMS students are connected with one another, their teachers, their community, and the larger world. These connections allow students to make authentic and meaningful contributions to their school community, expand their potential, take appropriate risks in a supportive environment, and take their learning to an exceptional level.

Seen: We are deliberately sized so that every student has our full attention. Students at CRMS are known as individuals and celebrated in this community. Every student has the opportunity to be applauded, no matter their strength - academics, athletics, community service, artistic abilities, or for their own unique characteristics.

Heard: Students at CRMS have a voice and are encouraged to develop it. They lead and contribute to the conversations, shape school policy, their involvement is valued throughout the program; as a result, they are active participants in their own educational experience.

When students are connected, seen, and heard, and are guided through this transformation with attentive 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. We understand this is our responsibility to fulfill with your student.

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 and our approach to education by contacting our admission office to begin this exciting journey!

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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