CRMS offers a potent combination of academics, outdoor activities, and service opportunities to create educated, confident, engaged young people with a global awareness.
Academics are at the core of a Colorado Rocky Mountain School education and are crucial to serving the mission of the school. The CRMS learning community is dedicated to a liberal arts education, and students are expected to pursue a challenging course of study across the curriculum; students are encouraged to exceed the minimum expectations in each academic department. The CRMS curriculum is sequenced, both to give students a firm foundation in core discipline and to illuminate interdisciplinary connections across active and academic programs and among humanities disciplines. Maintaining a small student-teacher ratio (5:1) as well as encouraging a student-centered approach allows the faculty and staff to pay individual attention to all students.
CRMS’s curriculum emphasizes engagement, depth, and academic rigor. Students are engaged not only in the mastery of an endeavor, but in concrete and compassionate exploration of knowledge. All curricular aspects inform character development—in particular, the core values of respect, responsibility, and excellence—through awareness, attitude, and action.
The balanced curriculum teaches students to think and act critically, creatively, collaboratively, and ethically. CRMS students develop the tools, knowledge, and resolve necessary to succeed in college and beyond.