Montessori School of Denver

A nonprofit organization

For nearly 60 years, MSD has maintained a spirit of innovation anchored in the principles of Montessori, growing to meet the changing needs of our students and the world around us. Today, our five-acre campus serves nearly 350 students from Toddler through 8th Grade, with both local and national accreditations, 85+ incredible faculty and staff, a robust academic curriculum and a track record of inspiring success stories. And as the reputation of Montessori education continues to flourish, there has never been a better time to celebrate our Montessori roots while looking forward to creating MSD’s future together.

As the oldest Montessori school in Denver, our unique and documented curriculum is grounded in Montessori philosophy but our program includes so much more – from the arts, to our urban farming program, to our do-good service program that touches all ages in meaningful ways. MSD parents know first-hand how our educational approach supports and nurtures a child’s development in all areas: intellectual, physical, and social-emotional.

The world is rapidly changing and an MSD education ensures that our students are prepared for whatever comes next. It’s why our graduates are set up for success through the coming Fourth Industrial Revolution; not only are they equipped with the academic and social skills needed to take on any challenge they face after leaving our campus, but they also emerge as life-ready global citizens invested with a lifelong love of learning.


We are a dynamic educational environment empowering students to use diverse knowledge and experiences to reach their full potential and do good in the world.

Background Statement

The Montessori School of Denver was established in 1964 by a small group of dedicated parents committed to providing Montessori education in Denver. Since then, MSD has expanded to meet the demands for quality education for its students. We currently serve nearly 350 students, Toddler through 8th grade, and offer a wide variety of educational opportunities year-round.

MSD is the first Montessori school in Colorado to be accredited by both the American Montessori Society (AMS) and the Association of Colorado Independent Schools (ACIS). MSD is also a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).

MSD is very proud of its faculty members who are selected from among the finest educators in the country. The head teachers have all received their training from a variety of Montessori teaching training centers affiliated with AMS and hold at least a Bachelor of Arts or Sciences degree.

Organization Data


Organization name

Montessori School of Denver

other names

Montessori School of Denver, MSD, Denver Montessori Society

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)




Organization Size

Large Organization


1460 S. Holly Street
Denver, CO 80222

Service areas

Denver County, CO, US


303 756 9441



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