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Colorado Timberline Academy

Colorado Timberline Academy is a coeducational private alternative boarding traditional school for students in grades 9 through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Rural


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Colorado Timberline Academy is a non-traditional college preparatory, co-ed, secondary boarding/day school dedicated to changing the lives of students who have experienced difficulties in a previous high school setting. Our mission is to prepare students academically and socially for the challenges they face upon graduation. Through our diverse curriculum and outdoor programs we foster freedom with responsibility, creativity, and respect for self, each other and the environment. Colorado Timberline Academy offers a close-knit community with educational and outdoor-oriented excellence:A strong academic program for grades 9-12 and post-graduateA maximum enrollment of 50 studentsAn average class size of eight studentsAn outstanding record of college admissionsAn excellent selection of electives: computers, art, drama and moreA structured day which builds good school habits and learning skillsA sports activity program which involves every student in outdoor activities: soccer, skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking, camping, rock climbing and more. Colorado Timberline Academy best serves and is dedicated to helping:Students who have not done well in a traditional high school program as a result of poor motivation.Students whose academic progress has been interrupted and who need remedial work to get back on track.Students who are capable and often highly creative but have struggled to have those strengths realized and recognized. They are seen as marching to the beat of a different drummer and may dress or express themselves in a non-traditional and non-conforming manner.Non-achieving but capable students who seem to lack motivation to do well in school and who need daily structure to provide incentive for success.Students who respond to an intimate, family atmosphere with small classes and a very favorable teacher to student ratio to help students grow academically and socially.Students who enjoy the outdoor experiences built into our curriculum and found in our beautiful Colorado mountain setting.Students whose behavior and attitude do not require the more restrictive environment of a therapeutic, emotional growth or rehab program but who do not qualify for a traditional boarding school for mainstream, high achieving students.Students who do not fit the mainstream of a public school and whose lack of success, often the result of a learning difference or difficulty, may have led to disciplinary problems or minor drug and alcohol issues.Students whose lack of academic progress and behavioral issues have likely led to high levels of parental and family conflict.Students who have successfully completed a wilderness program or behavior modification program and who are at risk of returning to prior behavior by being placed in a previous school or home environment.





Grades Cost Term
High School $27,500 Annual

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  (970) 247-5898

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 26
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 4
10 6
11 8
12 8

Colorado Timberline Academy's enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Colorado Timberline Academy's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 3 : 1
Gender 81% Male / 19% Female
Dress Code Casual
Percent Boarding 95%
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 92%
Black or African American 4%
Asian 4%
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