Kiva Montessori Charter School

Our Mission

“Kiva builds a strong foundation for children. We challenge students through integrated curriculum work in supportive and engaging environments, collaborate with one another, embrace diversity, and explore our passions.”

Our Vision

“Kiva is a place of vibrant and joyful learning where students are immersed in academic, emotional, and social growth on their way to becoming kind, confident, and engaged members of their communities. ”

More About Us

The Children’s Kiva Montessori Charter School was established in 2014 and currently serves approximately 140 students from Kindergarten to 8th grade. Our school combines National and State Academic Content Standards with a Montessori educational approach, integrating community projects, expeditionary learning, and STREAM curriculum enrichment. We aim to address the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual needs of every student in close collaboration with families and the community. Through multi-age classrooms, students engage in diverse academic levels and subjects, fostering independence and self-discipline through independent or group work. Our school provides an unconventional educational choice that emphasizes personal accountability, self-driven learning, high standards, and a global outlook.

In its tenth year, Kiva Charter is recognized for its diversity, global perspective, and passion for exploration, grounded in Montessori principles to meet the holistic educational requirements of each student. Situated in Cortez, Colorado, amidst the stunning Four Corners Region, our location boasts rivers, mountains, mesas, and canyons, offering exceptional outdoor opportunities for recreation, sports, and peace, from the 14,000-foot peaks of the San Juan Mountains to the canyons of the Colorado Plateau. The area is steeped in archaeological treasures, cultural and biological diversity, and a history of farming and ranching. Our community is often seen as one of the finest in the intermountain West, cherishing its heritage and surroundings.

Please get your application submitted as soon as possible for the best chance of acquiring an open seat for your child or children. Our waitlist does not carry over from one year to the next, so please apply again every year. Thank you very much!

News & Announcements

July 2024

Annual Board Meeting! July 16, 2024 at 6:00 PM. Click on Read More to get the details!

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Now Hiring: 2024-2025 Teacher

Now Hiring: 2024-2025 Teacher

Title: Teacher Work site: Kiva Montessori School, 601 N. Mildred Road, Cortez, CO 81321 Duties: Teach elementary school students (Grades 3 to 4). Develop and implement Montessori standards-aligned curriculum including scope and sequence, annual plan, unit plans,...

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As a free public school of choice,
we are here to serve our community to the best of our ability, and we are very honored by your interest in our beloved Kiva! Please browse the website, call us at 970-564-9377, or send an email to [email protected] if you have any questions.
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