Desiderata School has been serving students and the community since 1989. We are a nationally recognized and accredited non-traditional private school specializing in small-group instruction and utilize a wide variety of trusted curriculum sources and publishers. Our 10:1 maximum student to instructor ratio, combined with our proficiency based model, makes our programs ideal for advanced or gifted students, students with challenges, and everyone in between.


What this means for your child:

  • Homework is not required.  

  • Students who can complete coursework in under traditionally allotted time-frames may receive credit and move on. 

  • Students who struggle in a subject and require more time to meet mastery levels may take the time to do so.  

  • Students who participate in community activities, such as local sports team, and other learning-worthy activities, may also calculate those hours towards their schooling requirements.


Desiderata School is accredited by The National Commission for Exceptional Schools.

The NCES is recognized as an accreditation agency by The Federal Department of Education as well as The Colorado Department of Education.

The State Board of Education in Colorado cannot accredit private schools. Desiderata School is therefore accredited by an independent accrediting agency. Desiderata chose the NCES due to its flexibility in development of non- traditional programs while still maintaining high standards of learning for all students of its member schools.

Colleges and Universities Our Graduates Have Attended

Colorado Mesa University , Grand Junction

Colorado University, Boulder

Colorado Institute of Art, Denver

Colorado State University, Fort Collins

University of Northern Colorado, Greeley

Naropa Institute, Boulder

Ft. Lewis College, Durango

Front Range Community College, Longmont, Denver

University of Southern Colorado, Colorado Springs

Johnson ans Wales University, Denver

Metropolitan State College of Denver

Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs

Western State, Gunnison

Marymount Manhattan, New York

University of Arizona, Arizona

Abilene Christian University, Texas

Pace University, New York

Eckert, Florida

University of Oregon, Oregon

Julliard, New York

Northwest College, Wyoming

Moorpark College, California

SUNY Cortland, New York

Northern Arizona University, Arizona

Chippewa Valley Technical College, Wisconsin

Washington University, Missouri

Franklin Pierce College, New Hampshire

Goddard College, Vermont

Ottawa University, Kansas

2051 Terry St. Suite A

Longmont, Co 80501


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