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About Free Horizon Montessori

A Place to Learn.
A Place to Belong. 

2019/2020 School Day Times

All classes dismiss at 2:00 p.m. every Wednesday except half day Primary who dismisses at 11:30 a.m.

If you have students that start their day at different times, please drop off all students at the earliest start time. If you have students that end their day at different times, please pick up all students at the latest dismissal time. 
  • Middle School: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
    Doors open from 7:50 - 7:55 a.m.
    Enter through front doors. 

  • Elementary School: 8:15 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
    Doors are open from 8:00 - 8:10 a.m.
    Enter through elementary playground doors.

  • Primary: 8:30 a.m. - 3:05 p.m. 
    Meet on the elementary playground between 8:15 - 8:25 a.m

  • Primary Half Day: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m
    Meet on the elementary playground between 8:15 - 8:25 a.m

  • Before Care 7:00 – 8:00 a.m.
  • After Care 3:15 - 6:00 p.m.

 


Our Founding Beliefs

Founded in 2002, Free Horizon Montessori rapidly expanded from 120 children to serving more than 400 students from all parts of Jefferson County and its surrounding areas. Our school embraces the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori, which is dedicated to an educational model that is challenging, individualized, and has a solid cornerstone of respect and responsibility for oneself, the environment, and those with whom we share the world.

Free Horizon transitioned to become the first School of Innovation in Jefferson County in fall of 2018. 

A great benefit of our school is that staff, students, and parents are united in a common vision and commitment to educational excellence. In as such, we are a collaborative group of parents and educators dedicated to the expansion of the human potential. The atmosphere is palpable and as you walk in you will see dynamic learners of all shapes, sizes, and abilities, because FHM is a place where everybody learns and everyone belongs. We believe this attitude sets the tone for life-long learning.


FHM at a Glance

Grades Served: Preschool – 8th Grade (Ages 3 to 14)

Total Students: 404

Specialty Programs: Art, Music, PE, Technology & Library

State School Performance Framework Rating: Accredited, Performance Plan

Affiliations:

  • American Montessori Society
  • Colorado League of Charter Schools
  • Our Preschool, Before & Aftercare, and Summer Camp programs are licensed through the Colorado Department of Human Services

Optional Programs: Before & After School Care, Hot Lunch from Jefferson County District, After School Enrichment Programs, Student Clubs, Summer Camp, Family Events, Student Council, Science & Engineering Fair, Scripps National Spelling Bee, Destination Imagination, and More!

School Colors: Orange & Navy

School Mascot: Red Fox



Mission, Vision & Values

Free Horizon Montessori Mission

Through the Montessori philosophy, we inspire every child to learn and grow as a responsible global citizen in a collaborative, peaceful, and safe environment.

Free Horizon Montessori Vision

We seek to transform our community by developing students who pursue their full potential, understand their global responsibilities, and respect others, self, and the environment.

Free Horizon Montessori Motto

A Place to Learn, A Place to Belong


Free Horizon Montessori Values...

  • Safe and Compassionate Environments that promote exploration, risk-taking, and creativity
  • Quality and Empowering Relationships that are trusting and respectful and give space and structure for each to find their voice and place in society
  • Personal Responsibility where each person is accountable for their decisions and actions within the community
  • Holistic Perspectives, because knowledge is comprised of an entangled web of personal awareness and experience that is physical, emotional, social, cognitive, and spiritual
  • Challenge as ones potential is only discovered in the place of change and growth
  • Continuous Improvement, knowing that reaching one goal is just a step towards discovering a new horizon. Our goals guide the direction of life, but living is a process of doing and interacting
  • Positive Problem-Solving Approaches, which are determined to look first for the best in people and situations and willingly set aside our egos for the sake of relationship and learning
  • Proactive Partnerships with students, families, and community
  • Diversity of people, roles, and vision, knowing that our judgments have power that can limit and define one's viewpoint for life. We use our judgments as a tool to frame the reality and guide quality decision-making, but reject judgments that limit an individual's potential. We do not know what we do not know.
  • Aesthetic Order, Organization, and Strategic Planning so that we can effectively and efficiently serve the greater needs of our institution and greater community
  • Wisdom-seeking, where we continually look for deeper understanding and meaning in life's relationships.
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