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PK-8
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Evergreen, CO
Students enrolled: 375
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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2959 Royale Elk Way
Evergreen, CO 80439

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(303) 982-7113
(303) 670-1253
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Map of Rocky Mountain Academy Of Evergreen address.

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November 12, 2014
We have been attending RMAE for 5 years now. I love the core knowledge curriculum. We have attended another Jeffco school & private schools & RMAE is my favorite school. The teachers want to be teaching; they could make a higher salary at a regular public school. It is a well-rounded school. It is not perfect, but it's strengths definitely outweigh its weaknesses.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2014
The Preschool at RMAE is wonderful. My children were at another preschool last year - and I moved them to RMAE because I wanted a more structured day and better opportunity to learn. This was a great move - my kids adore their teachers and I feel confident they're learning at a terrific pace for their age.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2014
RMAE has provided my children with the opportunity to develop their confidence and personality academically, socially and emotionally. My children feel safe and respected by their peers and the staff. I feel like our school community is more like a family, where I know I will be heard.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2014
RMAE's parent community completes the partnership that is necessary for a successful school. Students come to school ready to learn from parents who support what we do in the classroom at home. The students are the nicest children I have ever worked with, which I attribute to the caring parents. RMAE is Evergreen's best kept secret!

- submitted by a teacher
October 29, 2014
My two children have been at the school since kindergarten through middle school. The elementary has a very excellent writing and math program and the art and music classes are fantastic. Fourth and fifth graders even get to do a musical! The middle school is a terrific option. Classes are small and the kids really form a community. The science teacher is probably the best in the country. My child and his friends were all very well prepared to go into honors classes at the high school.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2014
If you are seeking an academically challenging, nurturing environment for your children with smaller class sizes, this is the school for you. This is our 8th year at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen and our children are thriving. The entire family is involved at the school and values it's teachings.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2014
A caring Community school. New school school leadership is re-invigorating an already very involved school community, from parents, to staff, to school leadership including board, administration and community committees. The excellent Core Knowledge curriculum is being enhanced with a STEM program, the arts are thriving, a new turf field is being utilized daily. Our family continues to appreciate and enjoy the time we spend at this school.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2014
Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen is an excellent school for children Pre-K thru 8th Grade. This past year, they put in place an Executive Director with a PH.D and focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. We're excited about the new opportunities and think the teachers here are the best in the area at loving their jobs and working "WITH" parents to teach our children. This is our third year and our son is developing as a strong, outgoing and very happy child, doing well in school. We can't say enough about this school. The best thing to do when not sure is to speak with kids that go onto high school and college from RMAE to really weed out and highlight the role it plays in our childrens lives. Hard to argue with success.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2014
This school is amazing! My kids love it and so do I!! The staff are great and there are many parents that work hard for this school. Ignore the haters. Most of them left anyway, thank god!!

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2014
I realize the last year has been challenging at RMAE, but parents should realize no school is perfect for every family. Families will come and go at every school. Staff and directors change at every school. Regardless, I have never questioned the curriculum and dedication to education. My 4 children have received an amazing education at RMAE. They are confident and respectful and have benefited from the small community atmosphere at the school.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2014
I was a student at RMAE and I had no problems with anything. The classes and the math programs were great. I was able to obtain an A in honors geometry in 9th grade and in all the other classes (some classes were advanced as well). Along with any bullying or teasing that is said to be happening there, I never encountered any for my 9 YEARS at the school.... The teachers were amazing and helped me with anything that I need help on/or needed to even redo for a higher grade. The teachers, as well as all the parent helpers, were always engaged in the students and I was never embarrassed or afraid to ask them for help. I thought that it was the great school experience that prepared me for the high school curriculum that I have experienced.

- submitted by a community member
June 04, 2014
My 2 children have been at RMAE for 3 years. The teachers and staff have shown year after year that they care about the academic growth and character development of my children. Parents are part of the team, in my experience, but it's a 2 way street. I have input, and I equally respect the teacher's input as the education professional. For the most part, it seems like the families that are leaving are going to private Christian schools, and are dissatisfied with the fact that they couldn't mold rmae into that. They came in with the expectation that they could. I think Faith or others like it might be a better fit for them. For us rmae was a great fit right from the start; my kids are happy socially and growing academcally by leaps and bounds, and unaffected by the parent drama in recent days. That's how I have measure a school ...how are the kids doing? The answer is, thanks to the wonderful teachers and staff there, they are doing great!

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2014
You can tell from the diverse reviews this school is a little dysfunctional. We've attended the school for many years and the school has digressed from it's core knowledge curriculum - math especially. You just have to look at the standard scores vs. the neighborhood schools to confirm this fact. The director hasn't bothered to hire new teachers with math focus to help the situation. Half the parents love the director and the ones who think he has let discipline and educational standards slide are called out as "haters" but when we started, parental opinions mattered, even dissenting opinions. We started the year with middle school math separated (high/low) and "high" kids were making fun of the kids deemed low. Two issues here - a poorly thought out math strategy by the director and lack of discipline to make the taunts stop if separating was the right choice. 5th grade stayed separated for the year because one class finished the book by mid-year so no chance to reintegrate. Yes, it's a charter school so they ask for funding regularly - everyone knows the school needs infrastructure funding. Sometimes these are posted publicly by PTO.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2014
This school suffers from an identity crisis. It originally tended to attract more conservative families with its Core Knowledge Curriculum, Core Virtues, uniforms, etc. But if you are a conservative parent who cares about the character development of your child, I recommend you run far away from this school! The current Director (and parent /faculty run Board) has been steering this ship away from it's more conservative roots for several years now. As a result, many of the conservative families have left or are leaving. Even though RMAE still claims to be "Core Knowledge", don't be fooled. A different kind of family is a better fit for this school now. If you believe in showering your children with false praise to spare their feelings, and don't really like the idea of disciplining them, then you may like this school in its current state. Not a good fit for my family. We are one of the families that are leaving.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2014
Look at that last post. What would it be like to be a child of the parent(s) who write such petty, negative, and false things on this site? Compare this school community's input on this site to all other schools and what stands out the most is that those who work at the school must be nuts to put up with such an entitled, mean, and arrogant parent population. The school received its highest ratings ever from the state in Achievement and especially Growth from the same data being cited here and elsewhere on this site as damning the school. I know the school is great for most kids; I am ashamed to be associated with its parent body.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2014
I love this school! The Staff is involved in every step of the student s education. The Staff honor The Core Knowledge Curriculum that follows The Random Acts of Kindness guidelines and RMAE's own Core Virtues. The Core Knowledge Curriculum is challenging and creates students that are organized, prepared for each next step of their academic career and involved in their future by self-advocating for themselves. Of our many wonderful parents we have had a few that have tried to create a school solely to provide for their own agenda. The Director and the RMAE staff have guided the school in the direction that is the most supported by the most parents. Not the loudest or the most demeaning. We love and respect our Students, Parents, Staff and all the community members who consistently go out of their way to make RMAE an excellent place to raise a child while maintaining the academic curriculum to encourage superior students!

- submitted by a teacher
April 24, 2014
The teachers strongarm this school and parents' input is completely disrespected. This was shown this year when parents wanted the director removed and the teachers came into a board meeting crying to keep him. The math curriculum is sub par and in middle school the scores are dismal. The director is completely liberal and does not administer discipline in any fashion, which makes the kids out of control and mean to one another, with no respect for adults. The teachers bad mouth parents and do as they please, with no annual reviews or accountability. They lost about 30% of the kids this year and 20% the year before, what does that tell you??? It is clear that the administrators and teachers don't care what the parents think, so the parents walk away, which is what many of us will be doing for next school year. This school needs a total reboot to make it: new director, new teachers and new curriculum. If you are going for the core knowledge, they don't adhere to that, it's iffy at best. Evergreen schools all test well in elementary, so this is not a reflection on what the school is doing, just of the area they are in. Run, don't walk away from RMAE!

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2014
Since our move here we have had nothing but a great experience at RMAE. Having gone through a kindergarten program in another state and finishing here at another evergreen school, there is no comparison to the class sizes and attention given to each student. Each year the teachers have accurately described my child's personality by the first conference which leaves me with the confidence that they are able to have that quality time with each child (because of the smaller classes). Each teacher has responded quickly to my questions and concerns as has the main office staff. School is not daycare. You have to be active and your child's advocate to make sure they're getting what they should out be -wherever they are. I believe that RMAE allows you plenty opportunity to be involved and a part of your child's education.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2014
The decline of RMAE has been rapid over the past few years under the current Director as the culture of the "public school bureaucracy" has taken over and RMAE has lost its parent-involved Charter character. The administration and teachers have become overtly hostile to substantive parent input while continually pressuring parents to open their wallets to pay for infrastructure upgrades. As a result, academic standards and curriculum content have been degraded. During a Board Meeting, a particular teacher shouted that parents should "shut up" and leave the education decisions to the professionals! Those decisions include offering middle school electives on the esoteric topics of "Justin Bieber" and "Cards and Darts" (aka Poker). It just doesn't make sense to enroll kids in a Charter School that doesn't have the positive attributes of a Charter and yet lacks the facilities and infrastructure of the public schools (FYI - RMAE houses kids in prefabricated trailer classrooms).

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2014
I'd have to agree. Poor at best. I enrolled my son in 5th grade and after he was in class for 3 days, they called me in and told me they cannot help my son at this school! Why did they accept his enrollment in the first place? They had his IEP from his previous school & I disclosed his speech/language disability on the application. I was extremely disappointed:(((

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2014
Evergreen has other better schools. My children went there and I wish I pulled them a long time ago.

- submitted by a parent
December 23, 2013
Evergreen has better schools than RMAE. The board begs for money from the parents sending emails all the time due to their lack of financial leadership. Every child seems to be "GT" due to the parents pushing for this label on their children. When these students enter high school they are behind and lacking basic education that was not taught at this school. If you are interested in this school, ask other parents in the community for every one parent who loves this school....there are 5 other parents with experiences similar to mine. I enrolled my children at The Bergens. There are less children in my child's class than at RMAE. My child loves The Bergens. This school's reputation within the Evergreen community is not very good. I agree with other posts that for every poor RMAE comment there are emails and campaigns to get parents to post positive comments on this site. The teaching at this school is not as good as The Bergens or EMS. Weak Curriculm and teaching at this school. The best move I ever made for my child was switching to The Bergens.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 02, 2013
My family is picky about education. My husband and I both have siblings, parents, and grandparents who are educational leaders by profession. As parents, we like to consider ourselves objective and appropriately cautious in educational decisions for our children. Upon moving to Evergreen, we explored all our options -- Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen (RMAE) being the last. Each school in Evergreen has its strengths and weaknesses. Truthfully, I cannot say there are any "bad" schools here. We chose RMAE above other public schools because we appreciated the Core Knowledge curriculum, the dress code, smaller class sizes, and the K-8 environment (opposed to K-5 at other public schools). The teachers are incredibly devoted to their students. One of my children struggled with reading. He was guided, encouraged, and now takes all honors or AP classes in high school. The present administration is excellent. I have witnessed the current principle handle situations with kindness and equality. The parental involvement is great. Parents get to know and encourage their children's peers . All of my children are benefiting from their time at RMAE. (And the in-laws are VERY impressed!)

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2013
Stay away from this school if you are a parent looking to have input in your child's education, like a real charter. The Director and the staff do not believe in this premise. Fundraising is always crammed down the parents' throats! This charter school, with smaller class size, doesn't even measure up to the local district school in elementary and, in middle school, it completely fails the children in math (just look at the scores). I had one child go through 8th grade and they were so behind their peers in math in high school, that they ended up taking a math year over just to survive. Electives are dismal and technology is not even taught as a class. We are at the local middle school now with my younger child, Evergreen Middle, and WHAT a difference. Even with the larger class size, their scores are better and they are more concerned about the children's needs. Their teachers are more polite and respectful to parents. They have REAL elective and computer classes that really push the kids to a new level. It's the best move I ever made!

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2013
After carefully reading all of the reviews posted, I think that it is important to note that the negative reviews have nothing to do with the education and culture at RMAE. I have seen gripes about the admission lottery, that too much financial information is disclosed and that parents have been aware of the Great Schools site and asked to share their experiences. The reviews that actually discuss the school and the education have 4 and 5 star ratings, and that lines up with my experiences here. My child gets individual help in subjects where he needs it and is challenged to go further in subjects that come easily to him. I absolutely love this school, the students, families, staff and most of all teachers.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2013
My child came from private school on the East Coast and we have been very pleased with both the academics/instruction and the sense of community at RMAE. His teachers are kind and engaging and the administration is superb! Due to space availability, we have one child in the local public school with 29 kids in her class...total chaos. The difference is remarkable. We are committed to RMAE and feel lucky to have found it!

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2013
we too were really disappointed with the school. We had great hopes as we are big fans of the core knowledge curriculum. The math curriculum used is weak. Test results were down in middle school, yet somehow were changed after publication and now they are listed much differently. How can this be? The transparency in the admission process doesn't exist. When there is a waitlist, families are simply told what their number is. Some students are being admitted while others always remain in the same spot on the waitlist. How come? This may no longer be an issue this year as many grades don't function at capacity (50). Students should excel and the school should be the best in the state. However, there are many parents and staff members who are not happy about what takes place there.

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2013
A true financial disclosure doesn't bury you in details of every financial transaction. It should present summaries of incoming and outgoing funds, totals in savings, projections for the future. This is not a financial disclosure. What's being hidden?

- submitted by a community member
January 23, 2013
The finacials are posted on the website as required under transparency. My child is above others in what they are learning compared to other neighborhood schools that is evident when talking to friends who attend the other schools.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2012
Sadly, this is true. Read the BOD minutes and the newsletters and you will see that the board has urged parents to posts "positive' reviews to this site, including what to say to market new parents. This school faces numerous problems and prospective parents need to know about them so that they can make an informed decision when it comes to deciding where to apply.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2012
The administration has been campaigning through the school newsletter so that parents provide positive reviews here. This is why you see a new batch of excellent reviews. The school is unfortunately not as portrayed by the reviews posted this year. Admission to the school is biased, wait lists are not honored which makes you question how ethically and fairly the school truly functions. Same problem applies to staff and teachers. Spend time with them and you will discover the problems. Yes, core knowledge is an excellent curriculum but the culture of this charter school unfortunately cannot be overlooked.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2012
Awesome teachers, staff, curriculum, and parental involvement! Smaller class size is a bonus, along with the integrated K-8 environment.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2012
Outstanding, simply OUTSTANDING! Small class sizes, core-knowledge curriculum and a CHARTER School so not bound by some workbook or teaching to the test as most public schools do.

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2012
We love the curriculum at RMAE as well as the teachers, staff and administration. This school truly values parental involvement and the positive influence is evident in the quality of work produced by the students. We are so happy that we have RMAE to call as our school home through middle school.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2012
In an area filled with great schools, RMAE stands out for the quality of the teachers, and their dedication, the cirriculum (including the specials classes that are offered for all grades), and the CORE values the school embraces. My children will enter high school with a great foundation and the ability to take advanced classes. The small class size, dress code, and K-8 environment make this a great school for any kid!

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2012
We have been at RMAE since kindergarten, my daughter is in 6th grade now. We have been extremely happy with the school and staff. The reasons we chose the school were because of the Core Knowledge curriculum, the smaller class sizes, the parent involvement, and finally the dress code. We stayed at the school for all of those reasons, plus one more: the fabulous teachers. Most of the staff, including the front office staff have contributed to a first rate education.

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2012
We love the Core Knowledge curriculum at RMAE. It's structured so that no material is repeated or overlooked as students progress from preschool through 8th grade.

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2012
If you want to give your children the best education our community has to offer, strongly consider RMAE. My children have attended since 2nd & 3rd grade and now in middle school. The middle school transition has been seamless and drama free. The RMAE middle school teachers are a great team of dedicated, caring, intelligent individuals. Wonderful, attentive administration, very involved parents, warm, welcoming environment overall. Worth the committment and a long commute for our family.

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2012
If you believe in an environment that enhances academic and personal growth for your children, then RMAE is the place for you. The faculty, administration, and staff are fully vested in each child and family at RMAE. The individualized education plans for struggling students (outside of special educaiton) is unprecedented. Some may criticize RMAE for not having a gym, but here are many of us that believe in outdoor recreation for our children. RMAE adjoins almost 3000 acres of open space in the Rocky Mountains--it does not get any better than that.

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2012
The teachers and staff who work at RMAE do so because they LOVE what they do. Excellence isn't something we strive for because it sounds good or because it looks good on paper, it's something we strive for because it's what's best for our students. And above all, we love forming lasting relationships with our students. We're not just cranking out "good students"; we're helping to mold upstanding citizens.

- submitted by a teacher
February 14, 2012
Both my daughter and son are getting a great education from teachers who care about the students. The culture is great. Parents get involved at all levels of the school, so the school becomes what the parents make it. Core Knowledge is a great program. The school is always looking for support from the communitee, so it is a great place to get involved either timewise or financially (or both). My wife enjoys being able to volunteer in the classroom and I love giving my financial support to something that will pay back for years to come. The school fills up fast so make sure to get your name in early.

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2012
We have three children at RMAE in grades 2 and 3, all have been there since kindergarten. There are several options in Evergreen and we recognize RMAE as the most connected to the families and the best fit for those who wish to be involved with the schools overall success. By its nature as a charter school we have our own school board and are able to address issues at a local level. In addition parents and families are involved which only ads to the excellent all around experience. Our director has a high level of knowledge of education at both the intellectual level and the practical level. He interacts with students, teachers,and parents daily. Our kids love school - they actually got upset with me one day when I wanted to pull them out for a day to ski! Academically the kids are rock solid and by comparison to our friends in other schools - our kids are quite a bit ahead in the level of work they perform.

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2012
When we moved here we looked into all of the education options and were very pleased to find Rocky Mountain Academy. We appreciate the small classes, active parent involvement and k-8 environment. The curriculum has been challenging with high expectations. The teachers are connected and engaged with the kids. The music program and availability of band/orchestra is also a wonderful asset.

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2012
I wish we had found RMAE when we first moved here! It is fabulous! There are sooo many wonderful things about this gem of a school that I don't know where to start! Committed faculty and staff ensure a loving, supportive and personal educational experience for every child. Many facility and technology updates are speeding RMAE past the neighborhood schools. Class sizes are capped at 25 per class so no child simply flies under the radar. There are parents everywhere!! Volunteers, volunteering and volunteerism are facts of life at RMAE. And the teachers love it! Parents are an integral part of the experience, not merely tolerated as in many other schools. We are a high achievement school, and the Great Schools rating system is not kind to schools with high achievement and low growth. RMAE has again been noted as a John Irwin School of Excellence, for something like the 6th year in a row. RMAE is simply the best place for my 6th grader!

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2012
Exceptional teachers and aide staff! My 2nd grader is extremely happy and doing great here. Despite some of the posts about bullying, I can say unequivocally that my experience is the opposite. Although you can never totally control students' behavior, my experience is that that teachers are very involved and sincerely deal with any issues that arise. There was an incident where I felt it was important to have a dialogue with two teachers and they were extremely conscientious about monitoring the situation and supporting my child. The small school environment and smaller class sizes helps.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2012
I serve as a community representative on the governing board of RMAE and do not have children at the school. What I can say is that this school has an incredibly dedicated parent body, fabulous teachers and staff, and a commitment to helping every child succeed! It's a wonderful school!

- submitted by a community member
February 13, 2012
I moved both my kids to RMAE in 2008 and LOVE the small class size! I also LOVE the fact that this school offers Pre K through 8th grade. It is nice that the middle school kids are around the elementary kids and are expected to be role models in behavior. RMAE is an extremely academically focused school. There are a few CONS: no sports facility no public transportation minimal PE time for Middle School As for Pro's: there is a heavy amount of parent involvement, teaching staff, office staff, and the principle are extremely approachable and wonderful to work with if it is necessary. Middle school students on same campus as Elementary kids. Small class size.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2012
Our family has been at RMAE for 8 years and we still love the school. With 3 children in different grades, we are grateful to see our childrens needs being met each year. We love the small class size, core knowledge, core virtues, school uniform policy, community environment, and much more.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2012
We have been at RMAE since Kindergarten. The faculty is exceptionally involved. The teaching quality is fabulous. The kids are challenged with advanced academics. Kids with struggling academics needs receive the necessary help to strive toward proficiency. Overall, it's a great community.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2012
We LOVE RMAE. We have a third grader, first grader and preschooler and chose the school for its: small class size, k-8, and committment to hearing parent views. Our teachers are AMAZING. Any time we have had a concern (which are typical and would occur at ANY school), we have had an immediate response with parents and administrors committed to creative solutions. The director, Dan Cohen, is outstanding.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2012
RMAE is, in a word, "Unique." It has very high parental involvement, very dedicated and professional teachers, and in the past 3 years, a very focused direction in terms of growth and direction. RMAE tends to attract a student who is individualistic, expressive, confident and who has a love of learning .. in short... leaders. RMAE promotes a learning environment that is highly interactive, hands-on, discovery based. RMAE first attracted us because of its small class sizes, which remain small, and its commitment and dedication to the arts and sciences. Music, Art, Spanish and PE are all offered. Additionally, Tech is brought into the classroom and used as a tool to enhance the learning process. Graduates are very prepared for high school. RMAE does more with less than any school in the area.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2012
A fabulous school! My children have benefited greatly from the small class sizes, individual attention, motivated teachers, a director with a passion for education. We are lucky to have this school in our community!

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2011
This school's admission and particularly the way the wait-list is handled is completely biased. The school will take whichever family it chooses regardless of wait-list status and bypass everyone else. The school will tell you otherwise, but if you do your research you will find out that students were admitted while parents on the waitlist were not informed of any opening and not given the chance to enroll their child. Makes you wonder how fairly students are treated once attending the school...

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2011
As a parent, as I sadly watch the awful budget cuts and reductions being made in the Jefferson Cty. Schools, I am glad to know that RMAE is not making teacher cuts, is not downgrading the current class offerings (actually they are being enhanced at the middle school level!) and is maintaining their commitment to small class sizes (24 for K-3, 25 for 4-8) so I know my child will continue to be challenged academically and she's known, recognized and nurtured by all staff and volunteers at RMAE.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2010
Middle school teachers friendly, teach well! Our family was miserable at this middle school, kids boys and girls mean, cruel and very cliquish! everyone turns a blind eye on a serious verbal bulling problem! Much happier now that we have moved on!

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2010
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- submitted by a community member
March 19, 2010
I have 2 kiddos at RMAE, and they love it!! They love the small classes and specials like Spanish, Art, Music and PE... The teacher quality is very high, and we continue to see excellent results with our children. My first grader really loves it when the middle school kids come to her room- they help them with their work, and it's such a great example to set... I'm thankful that the older kids get involved and learn to 'give back'. No, they don't have a gym, and you need to accept that before sending your child to the school. But the kids really don't mind! My kids run, play on the large playground, and utilize the outdoors for lots of creative games. I love the parents- I'm sure you'll find a 'clique' in any school, but there is a solid group of caring/dedicated parents and we are glad to be

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2010
This school may be using a great curriculum and may have excellent academic results. However, their admission policy is in line with the cliquish student body. The information provided to prospective families seem to indicate a fair lottery process. However, it isn't so. Certain families remain at the end of the school's waitlist each consecutive year while others are given the opportunity to bypass every hopeful family and are admitted through a different channel. This school is lacking admission transparency. I would recommend each prospective parent to question how the waitlist is established and verify its veracity and relevance.

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2010
The children are miserable! Very cliquish and cruel. There is very limited recess, they actually expect little kids to sit for hours in small classrooms and concentrate, ridiculous. No gym, no sports teams... NO LUNCH ROOM. Classes are okay but pretty retrograde, rote stuff, very conservative...

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2010
This is a parent run charter school. While parents are involved, there are too many that treat it like their own private school an expect special treatment. This attitude shows up in the student body as there are cliques. More importantly, there is a persistant level of verbal bullying that never seems to get addressed. We are a long-time RMAE family and sad to say we are glad to be moving on.

- submitted by a parent
December 29, 2009
Teachers are good, nice and seem well educated. But the school offers no lunch room, no gym, and no sport teams. I'm extreamly dissapionted with those things. The kids dislike the school I hear a lot, and they hate the uniforms. There is not much freedom of expression there and even with the uniforms there is the 'popular' groups and the 'freak-show' group, as my daughter puts it, who is in 8th grade. I'm not very happy with that at all. The parents love that school, but the kids hate it and that needs to be taken into consideration. They only get P.E. once a week and for 2 hours, and kids need more then that. My daughter also reports that she does not 'learn' how to play the sports like lacrosse they just tell you to play it. I'm not pleased, neither is my child.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2009
Involved parents, passionate teachers, motivated students, a family!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
Continues to improve for the students

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
It is so wonderful with the core knowledge curriculum.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 18, 2009
Small class sizes; rigorous curriculum; and dress code.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 16, 2009
RMAE has provided my child an excellent education in a small environment. The teachers are fabulous and really care about the kids. My older child wishes she had gone there!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2009
The core knowledge curriculum is fantastic. The teachers are there because they love the children and love the program. The charter school is a small, tight community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2009
The teachers are wonderful!!! The Core Knowledge program insures a well rounded education full of interesting challenges the children love. RMAE Rocks!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2009
RMAE is the best. Teachers that care, parents that are involved and kids that are respectful to one another.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2009
RMAE provides excellent programs and support for students and parents.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2009
RMAE provides great support for the students and parents. It has been a wonderful place for our children! We love the core knowledge curriculum and the small loving community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2009
I love RMAE because they care about my daughters education and make sure they are getting what they need to be successful!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2009
It has wonderful teachers and they get fabulous results. Good administration

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 13, 2009
I love the teachers and children! Both are high achievers and positive thinkers! Small class sizes, and a common goal of excellence make RMAE a wonderful option in our town!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2009
We love RMAE because the curriculum is challenging, we have fantastic, dedicated teachers and a growing community of extremely supportive parents.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2009
The teachers are the best!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2009
RMAE has a great community atmosphere, with parent volunteerism at its core. Fabulous teachers and a rigorous (and fun) academic curriculum!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2009
This is a school of dedicated parents and teachers who work as a community to make our sons' and daughters' lives richer through education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2009
great teachers; great learning environment; like the idea of having to wear uniforms; use of core knowledge is esential to further learning

- submitted by a community member
October 13, 2009
RMAE is an excellent school which offers a challenging Core Knowledge curriculum taught by dedicated teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2009
I love the parents, the teachers and the new director. There is a sense of energy and excitement about this school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2009
Rocky Mountain Academy at Evergreen has great teachers, and this is a huge plus for its students!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2009
the cohesiveness of the administration and the engagement of the parents and friends of the school make it a stellar learning environment for the children

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 12, 2009
The teachers are excellent and, with the small class sizes, the children get their attention.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2009
The kids are some of the nicest and well mannered of any school I have seen.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2009
It is a school where the parents and teachers work in harmony to educate our children in a beautiful and safe environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2009
love & nurturing are as important as academics.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2009
My children are receiving an advanced level education, I get the opportunity to participate in that process through our amazing volunteer program, and it is a community of caring and compassion. I love the focus on core virtues, as it is helping to instill essential values in our youth.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 11, 2009
The core knowledge curriculum is fabulous - it's challenging and creative. Most importantly, my kids love school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 11, 2009
I love the Core Knowledge Curriculum and our small school which provides a personal touch to the students and a wonderful school community for the parents.

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2009
It has givien my children a great education and my child has thrived in this wonderful school community

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 11, 2009
With a wonderful and supportive administration and faculty/staff, core knowledge curriculum, and parents that support the school in many ways, RMAE is able to provide a nurturing learning environment where all children are respected and given the opportunity to ' find themselves' and their individual gifts. My child has thrived there!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 11, 2009
The small and caring community!

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2009
I love RMAE because the teachers, parents, and students are dedicated to academic and personal excellence

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 11, 2009
The faculty, staff and parent-involvement worked quite well at preparing my son for high school! My daughter will graduate this year and is considering an IB program for high school ... to keep the challenge intact! :o)

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 11, 2009
We love RMAE because of dedication the teachers have in keeping our children minds active. The extraordinary amount of parental involvement is unprecedented. RMAE prepares its students for high school and beyond as is evidence by its graduates on going success.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 10, 2009
It is a great community school and has better teachers than any other school in the US!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
RMAE has an amazing core knowledge curriculm and small class sizes. We love our charter school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 02, 2009
Students, staff and parents work together to create a positive learning environment.

- submitted by a teacher
January 08, 2008
We drive our daughter 55 miles a day to attend RMAE and it's worth every penny in gas and every minute of time! The education she receives here is individualized to her style of learning. We receive same day responses from her teacher, monitor grades and assignments online daily and find that she is challenged as a student to work at her highest potential! The director is vibrant, enthusiastist and wise beyond years as he leads this great school to even bigger and brighter goals, specifically, the dedication it has taken to move us to our brand new facility. This new facility sits nestled in groves of aspen and ponderosa pine trees, providing a rich and safe canopy for the children to play under! The new classrooms are bright & spacious and offer cutting edge technology & a great environment to learn in. Loving parents & staff make it all happen!

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2007
Being new to the school and only 3 weeks into the school year I am very pleased. Switching from the private Christian school in the area to RMAE has been a very welcoming and positive experience. Great values shine through. Very energetic principal and delightful staff. Our children are adjusting very well and making a lot of new friends. The teachers are very receptive to any of my questions or concerns. I would recommend this school above and beyond the other private, tuition based school any day! It is truly a great school.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2007
This is a great Charter Public school in the foothill of Denver. Parents'involvements are very heavy here. Parents really run and govern the school. Board of Directors are all from parents who really care and willing to devote their times and efforts for this great little school. Teachers & staff are very friendly and excellent excellent personals. My child who is very outgoing and very active, the teachers at RMAE really understnad the nature of this type of kids and willing to work with them, get them in line and turn their energy toward the right direction. The Core Knowledge program is truely terrific, it is as good as we ccould get from a top private school in a big city where my child used to attend. Only different is it's 'Tuition free'! The communication through out the school via e-mail by class room co-ordinators is truely amazing. Excellent PTO, too.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2005
RMAE is a small school with a big heart. The school was founded and governed by parents. The school focuses on academic excellence. Because of its current location, sports facilities are restricted.

- submitted by a parent
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Within the Core Knowledge framework, we emphasize the integration of Technology and the Arts into the daily lives of students. We are a public school that very much runs as an independent school, offering small classes and high expectations for all.

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2959 Royale Elk Way, Evergreen, CO  80439
(303) 982-7113
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