Desiderata School has been serving students and the community since 1989. We are accredited by a nationally recognized agency (NCES) as a non-traditional, private school specializing in small-group and independent instruction. Desiderata School utilizes a wide variety of trusted general education curriculum sources and publishers. Our 10:1 maximum student to staff ratio, combined with our proficiency based model, makes our programs ideal for advanced or gifted students, students who may not have seen success in a traditional classroom setting, 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 on 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
Mesa State College, 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
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