2018 Open Houses

Come to an Open House on 4/23 (Kinder-specific), 5/1 or 5/3, and find out what makes Durango Montessori so special!

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2018-2019 Enrollment - K-5

Durango Montessori is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 School Year, grades K-5. Enrollment is limited, and students are accepted on a first come, first served basis. So fill out your Pre-Enrollment forms and schedule your visit today!

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A Human Education

Durango Montessori provides a very Human Education in this Digital Age. The Montessori method fosters a natural curiosity in the world around us. No electronics needed!

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Durango Montessori - a tradition of excellence, creativity, peace and community service since 2005!

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Montessori - a tradition of excellence, creativity & peace and for over 100 years!

The Value of Montessori

Giving the Future Wings

Academic success
Love of learning
A positive self image
The capability to overcome challenges
Problem solving ability
Excellent communication skills
Ease at adapting to change
Respect and appreciation for the community

Our Supporters

Fort Lewis College

The first Fort Lewis army post was constructed in…

Ballantine Family Foundation

The Ballantine Family Fund is headquartered in Durango, CO,…

LPEA Roundup Foundation

The La Plata Electric Round Up Foundation is almost…

Alpine Bank

Employee-owned and locally operated, Alpine Bank has been a…

Latest News

16 Feb

DMS 2018-2019 School Calendar

August 19, Sunday: Parent Meetings 3:30-5:30 pm August 20, Monday: First day of school How great is that? September 3, Monday: Labor Day school…

10 Feb

2018 Open House Dates and Times

Give your child the lifelong gift of a Montessori elementary education. Call to arrange a tour, or mark your calendar for an upcoming OPEN…

14 Sep

Relaxing at the Lovely Smiley Building

The Smiley Building always has something interesting going on. Whether it’s enjoying the delicious food at the Smiley Cafe or watching the deer stroll…

23 Aug

Eclipse Viewing

Enjoying the view (safely)! First day of school excitement led to many opportunities to understand our universe in a hands on way leading to…