Compass Montessori Education Foundation

Compass Montessori School is a PreK- 12th Grade Jefferson County Public Charter School. Utilizing authentic Montessori methods, the Compass community aims to nurture the whole child and enrich the lives of each student.

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General Information

General
Official Name
Compass Montessori Education Foundation​​​​​​​
DBA/Trade Name(s)
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Former Name(s)
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Acronym
CMEF
Date Established
1998
Offers Additional Colorado State Tax Credit
None
Tax ID
31-1601552
Addresses
Headquarters Address
4441 Salvia Street
Golden, CO 80403
Colorado Location
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Mailing Address
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Other Address
4441 Salvia Street
Golden, CO 80403

10339 W. 44th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Phone/Fax
Main Phone Number
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Fax Number
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Other Phone Number
303-271-1977
Web/Email
Email
ange.ard@gmail.com
Website
www.compassgives.org
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Mission Statement

Mission Statement

Utilizing authentic Montessori methods, the Compass community aims to nurture the whole child and enrich the lives of each student from Preschool to 12th grade.

Compass will provide appropriate challenges and support to enable each student to prepare for the intellectual, spiritual, emotional, social, physical, and societal transitions appropriate to each students inner vocation. Our goal is to foster competent, responsible, and independent citizens who love learning and respect themselves, other people and their environment.

Organization History

Compass Montessori School is a Preschool through 12th grade Colorado charter school that was approved by the Jefferson County School Board on December 11, 1997 and opened in the fall of 1998.

The parents who created Compass Montessori are committed to the Montessori philosophy because of the positive learning experience their children have had in Montessori schools. In keeping with this teaching philosophy, the school's campus (the Wheat Ridge Pre-K through 6th Grade campus is located at 10399 West 44th Avenue in Wheat Ridge and the
Golden PreK through 12th Grade campus is located at 4441 Salvia Street in Golden) has ample space for indoor and outdoor education and play.

Multi-age classrooms, with children acting as both students and teachers, foster a close-knit community where children learn to respect themselves, others and the environment. Children progress at their own pace, mastering a set progression of skills and learning objectives. This self-paced curriculum with traditional Montessori materials encourages independence, problem solving, and a lifelong love of learning. Historically, Montessori elementary students do well compared to their elementary peers. Montessori schools are academically high-rated schools, and Compass Montessori plans to continue this tradition.

Testimonials

Testimonial from a Happy Parent at the Wheat Ridge Campus:
I just set up my monthly donation (yes I'm a procrastinator), and I want to say it makes me feel so good to be able to give back to the wonderful Compass Community!

We are so thrilled with our son's education - he just started @ Wheat Ridge this year, 4th grade. We know the challenges that we're facing in the coming years when it comes to good education.

Best,
Chris Thomas, Happy Wheat Ridge Parent

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