Aspen Ridge Preparatory School

A nonprofit organization

Aspen Ridge is a high quality public charter school where we were built BY the community to build UP the community. Our school community creates a supportive environment where high level learning and deep self-realization occur.


Caitlyn Cordova Dorris
· June 21, 2016
Wonderful place where students have small class sizes and caring staff. The education my child receives is top notch!

Julie LePrie
· June 21, 2016
The sense of community is powerful at this school! The families and teachers at Aspen Ridge are dedicated people who make the school successful and exciting! We ❤️ ARPS!


We are travelers on the Aspen Ridge Trailways. It is our mission to think independently, participate in our integrated world, and achieve individual goals in order to gain knowledge and understanding. We will approach challenges with confidence and assist others in our community while learning and growing together on the trail of success.

Background Statement

In 2008, the Aspen Ridge founding committee was formed. The committee consisted of 30 parents, educators and community members. Their effort led to the writing of a charter application that was submitted to the St. Vrain Valley School District in August 2009. The St. Vrain Valley School District Board of Education unanimously approved the Aspen Ridge charter in November 2009.

2010-2011 was a planning year for Aspen Ridge. The school contracted for the construction of a new building, hired staff, purchased equipment and curriculum, and held public information meetings. The school moved into its new building on July 1, 2011.

Aspen Ridge Preparatory School opened its doors to 175 students in grades K-5 for the 2011-2012 school year. At the end of its first year, the school was awarded Accreditation with Distinction for its outstanding academic performance.

During 2013-2014, student enrollment increased to 203 and Aspen Ridge was honored to be awarded Accreditation with Distinction for a second year in a row. Aspen Ridge continues as a top performing school within the St. Vrain Valley School District and the state of Colorado.

Aspen Ridge was unanimously granted a 10 year charter renewal by the St. Vrain Valley School District in January 2014 and continues to provide a quality education choice to families, staying true to its mission, vision, and small class sizes the Founders envisioned.

Organization Data


Organization name

Aspen Ridge Preparatory School

Year Established


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Organization Size

Large Organization


705 Austin Avenue
Erie, CO 80516

Service areas

Boulder County, CO, US



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