Inspiring lifelong learners
in preschool through sixth grades
in Durango, Colorado


Montessori principles and materials

Well-rounded education in core subjects and special enrichments 

Small class sizes and intentional learning communities 

A place where your child is fully known and seen

face mask, mask, coronavirus

DMS Mask Policy: 2021-22 

The DMS staff and board are excited to welcome our families back to campus! Based on recommendations from the CDC, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, San Juan Basin Public Health, and local medical professionals, DMS will be requiring masks for all students, staff, volunteers, and family members while indoors. As always, DMS is committed to the safety and health of our students, staff, families, and community.  Thank you for your support and patience as we continue to navigate COVID-19.

Camp is on for Fall 2021!

DMS will return to Colvig Silver Camps in August 2021! We’ll spend seven Fridays learning about and appreciating our environment and the world around us, while enjoying swimming, kayaking, hiking, and more. Our families loved this opportunity last fall, and we are thrilled to be able to do it again, thanks to generous sponsorships from DMS families and Alpine Bank. Learn more.

Durango Montessori School is participating in Colorado Gives 2021, encouraging citizens to “give where you live” and keep donation dollars in their community. Colorado Gives will “boost” your contribution — learn more and donate here!

hiring, recruitment, career

Durango Montessori School is seeking a maternity leave substitute for our Lead Teacher in the Early Childhood classroom of 18-20 preschool through kindergarten students (3-6 yr olds). 

This position will be co-teaching with a full-time assistant teacher.  Learn more here