My mom adventures in Fort Collins

School Choices: Mountain Sage Community School

Part of the reason that we moved to Fort Collins was to be in a smaller community, where choosing a school for our children would be less intimidating. We didn’t stick around Denver long enough to find out how gruelling that process would be, but it still seems plenty difficult in this community. However, I am reminded by a good friend that it is better to have a choice than no choice at all.

The Poudre School District website is a wealth of information. I am trying to get more acquainted with it, since we will be signing up for kindergarten on February 7th. Since I did the back-and-forth-dance last year, I have lovingly put to bed our school decision. We know that we’ll be sending Scout to our neighborhood school, though, honestly, I was impressed with all five of the schools that I visited.

Recently, my humble blog was contacted by a rep for a new school option, and I thought that I could give this school some of my much-sought-after attention. From my understanding, Mountain Sage Community School has been years in the works, though only recently received its charter. Here is the press release:

Mountain Sage Community School, a new public charter school in Fort Collins, inspired by Waldorf Education and sustainable living, is hosting a series of enrollment events. Please come to one of the following events to learn more, get involved, answer your questions, and meet the founders.

Thursday, January 17th, 2013, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Thursday, January 24th, 2013, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Sunday, January 27th, 2013, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Monday, February 4th, 2013, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Saturday, February 23rd, 2013, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Saturday, March 9th, 2013, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Saturday, March 23rd, 2013, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Saturday, March 30th, 2013, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Where: The Gardens on Spring Creek, 2145 Centre Avenue, Fort Collins, 80526

The Mountain Sage Community School Charter was unanimously approved by the Poudre School District on August 14th, 2012. The school will open to K-5 students in the fall of 2013, expanding one grade each year until the goal of a K-8 program is reached.

Mountain Sage will offer an arts-centered, sustainably-minded, multi-sensory education that blends Waldorf methods with the Colorado Academic Standards to provide students with an exceptional and balanced education. The school is committed to offering students a challenging academic curriculum, which includes ongoing foreign language and music education, as well as a variety of hands-on learning experiences with ample time outdoors and in the school garden.

Mountain Sage Community School believes all children deserve a public education that inspires them to reach their highest creative and academic potential in an environment respecting childhood and the natural world. They are currently accepting applications for fall, 2013.

Mountain Sage Community School
P.O. Box 1253
Fort Collins, CO 80522

Best of luck as you prepare to make school choices wherever you are.


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I hope the school choice turns out to be a good one and your children get alot out of going there.

Comment by memyselfandkids

Thank you! We are not actually utilizing the school choice offered to us by the district, since our neighborhood school happens to be a good fit. It is nice to know that it’s there, though. I’m a bit (well, very) excited to see what’s in store in the years to come! Thanks as always for commenting.

Comment by jaymers

You got it.
A back up is always nice.

Comment by memyselfandkids

Your thoughts are always welcome

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