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K-12
Public charter
Fort Collins, CO
Students enrolled: 935
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1725 Sharpe Point Dr
Fort Collins, CO 80525

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(970) 482-9800
(970) 482-8007
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November 26, 2014
Our son is in second grade and so far everything has exceeded our high expectations! The parent involvement is high. We do not like the new rules regarding parents being not being to enter the building to take kids to the classroom or pick up. I suddenly felt very unwelcome this year and as a result found my volunteer time cut down for anything not directly with the classroom where I can see my kid. I just lost that enthusiasm once I felt unwelcome. Still a good school.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2014
Fantastic school. My daughter was lucky enough to get into the high school this year. Now I know how the school consistently earns the highest ACT scores in Colorado. The instructors are far and away the best we've ever encountered. The behavioral expectations are outstanding, too. Good dress code, character education. The high expectations are not for everyone -- which is a good thing. Troublemakers and bullies tend to not stay here long.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2014
I attend LCHS, and I genuinely feel like I am getting the best education possible. Though the homework load is tiresome, and the classes can be challenging, I still find myself enjoying my life at Liberty. The teachers are helpful. The atmosphere among the students is friendly. What else could you ask for in a school? The only issue that I feel need be mentioned is that of the political and religious biases that affect the entire school population. This is not an issue if your child does not feel the need to concern himself or herself in political or religious discussions that have been known to create conflict. This is an issue if your child does engage in these discussions. This is a very Christian and a very republican institution, which is not necessarily a bad thing, but children who do not agree with those beliefs generally associated with either of those groups may have idealogical conflicts with their teachers and fellow students.

- submitted by a community member
April 25, 2014
We chose Liberty because of the academic rigor and high expectations, and to get our kids ready to do well in college. They have meaningful homework (not busy work) every night, and what they're learning is incredible. This school is not for weak students, or children who are averse to discipline. If your kid is not a serious student, don't send them to this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2014
I am a freshman here at LCHS and i hate it. It is a school based on lectures instead of discussion. You don't get the chance to show yourself. I always end up with at least 5 hours of homework a night and I am only a freshman!! It can be a really great school for some kids but it's not made for everyone

- submitted by a community member
February 06, 2014
I am so sorry to hear other parents comments about how their child has experienced bullying at Liberty. Our daughter is in 7th grade and this is her second year at Liberty. We have observed an environment that is tremendously supportive and very focused on academics. We have observed a zero tolerance for bullying in her class both from the students and teachers. What we have seen is children who are too busy to harass one another. We have observed children who work very hard and are very committed to academic excellence. The students are curious and girls who are interested in math and science careers have such tremendous support from their teachers. I feel so blessed to be part of this community.

- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2013
Liberty Common provides a private school education for free! i've loved EVERY teacher we've had! i can't imagine a better school in the country.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2013
this school is the best school in colorado. that no exaggeration! you have been hearing reviews from all of the parents, but they don't know what the school is really like. it is the best, most fun school you will ever have! unlike all of the other school, kids are nice and always include you and make you feel welcome. this was the only school that didn't feel hostile to me and i made friend the first day! the teachers are amazing. especially the 4th grade teachers. i wont give any names though. your child would be extremely lucky to go to this school. the dress code actually helps though, and makes you not so self conscience. unfortunately, it is a hard school to get in because it has a lottery. fort collins is also a great, fun, happy place to live. this school is one of a kind, and has a great education!

- submitted by a community member
September 25, 2013
I am a proud parent of successful students at Liberty Common School! They are successful academically and emotionally. It is sad that disgruntled parents post negative remarks about this school simply because they or their children cannot adapt to the high standards and expectations this school holds. Keep in mind that the public middle schools are teaching their students the 7 continents of the world but at Liberty Common School, our children were taught that in kindergarten! Thank you Liberty Common School - a school of pure excellence!

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2013
Beware.....bullying is tolerated here at this school. I pulled my kids out and they are a lot happier elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2013
I notice that the reviews, like the student body number (at least at the high school), seem to be decreasing since 2010. I agree with the other parent on February 10, 2013 (very well stated) about selective enforcement, not only of tolerating bullying and dress code, but also with regard to the academic teachers accepting late homework assignments from athletes, but not from the artists, who work as hard, if not harder at their craft. We became aware that some kids admittedly attend this school only for one year to take the economics class and then move on. The student and teacher/staff turnover rate should be questioned by anyone considering this school. I would be careful of a school where the teachers and staff talk so positively about how great the school is, and cannot give you a straight answer, or even acknowledge that they have problems they need to address. For many, many years we bought into the propaganda, until finally the kids begged us to take them out and put them in another school. Our only regret is that we didn't take them out sooner. It's going to take some time for them to recover their self-confidence and self-esteem. Listen to your kids.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2013
After trying other schools in town, we decided to put all five of our kids through Liberty and couldn't be more pleased with results. The school has the top ACT composite score in the state and is rated as the #1 high school in Colorado. We love the Dress Code and discipline that goes with and promotes a focused academic curriculum. Yes, the academic and behavioral expectations are higher than other schools, but the students are supported in meeting amibitious goals, and they have fun at a true family oriented school.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2013
I think most of these reviews were posted by the teachers, staff and administrators. This school is not really that good. Bullying is tolerated and dress code enforcements are very selective. Some kids can wear whatever they want, while for some other kids a slight deviation to the dress code means severe punishments. I am glad that I pulled out all my kids from this place.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2012
We moved and had to leave this school. I was so bummed. Our new school doesn't compare to Liberty. My kids are now light years ahead of their peers and bored to death. The teachers at Liberty are great, the principal is receptive to parents. The whole atmosphere is conservative but everyone was super nice to us liberals too :) I miss it!

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2011
The kids and families are the best; the teachers are average. I wish the school can do more for the student athletes.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2011
Ookkayy, where will we start? How about we home schooled for 9 years with COVA, (Pioneers) went looking for a school that was grounded in the same values we had used & expect. All I can say is WOW! Thanks Liberty! WE LOVE LIBERTY!!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2011
I am a 59 year old parent of two girls who attend (1st grade and 4th grade). If this school isn't Heaven on earth I don't know what is. Dedicated staff, teachers, and parents are in concert everyday to make this educational experience one that is compassionate and determined to pursue excellence.

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2011
we moved to ft. collins from denver 2 yrs ago. my daughter, now a sophomore, attended private school for the past 6 years. because there was no private h.s. in the area, we chose the charter route. although the academics and athletics do not exceed that of her previous school, i have been pleased w/ the quality of teachers, and the safe atmosphere the school provides. with that said, i wish the campus and facilities we in better condition

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
Liberty Commons if the best school ever! The standards of this school academically and morally are high. I know that education comes first here. Several other schools my children have been in, there has been a handful of good teachers. This is the first school that we have been too that every teacher is top notch. My kids are learning things far above what is expected in other schools and I feel my children are going to be well prepared for college. They expect kids to hold up to their responsibilties and the kids know that. I have enjoyed watching my kids become more aware of whats expected of them and become responsible. I feel my children are safe here and not being exposed to inappropriate things through teachers selected material and their bad discretion, (which we had encountered at another school) or by other students. There is no threat of violence or bullying. Sending my kids to Liberty Commons feels like they are getting a sound and sure education that will lead them to greater things and a brighter future. Go Liberty!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 17, 2010
The kids come first at Liberty Common School. The standard is set high, and the kids are given the tools and confidence achieve their goals. The Character Education is of utmost importance to me. The values that I am instilling in my children at home are being reinforced on a daily basis at school. Honesty, Integrity, Self-Control, etc are the standard at Liberty and everyone knows what is expected of them. I am so thankful for the opportunity my kids have to attend a school of this caliber.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2010
This is the most amazing school that offers top academics and prepares our children to the challenges of college.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2010
Liberty is in constant pursuit of excellence, all other schools should use Liberty as a model. Thanks to Head Master Spicer, the goal for excellence is contagious and the entire teaching staff is focused on this everyday.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 17, 2010
I am so pleased with their solid Core Knowledge curriculum and focus on character development. They balance the rigor and high expectations necessary with a genuine caring for the students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 17, 2010
Tons of friends kids go here and they are all wonderful families with exceptional kids!

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2010
While the educators are passionate about education, they still put the kids before the 'numbers'. The school is challenging and the people involved are caring. My child is truely thriving; I am so grateful to have found Liberty Common School.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 14, 2010
Both my daughters--7 and 11--transferred into Liberty this year from another school. I am simply astonished at how much they have learned in their short time at Liberty. It is truly exciting to be part of a school that cares so deeply about giving kids excellent educational opportunities. Go Liberty!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
LCS is focused on educating our kids for the future with the core knowledge curriculum. Every teacher works together to set up each child for success as they move from grade to grade. They teach character, responsibility, integrity to our kids while they give them solid foundation in education. Every teacher is held accountable to high standards through a rigorous performance system. We love LCS!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
It is an incredibly community of parents, teachers, administrators and children committed to learning, core values, and a great future for our kids. I love Liberty!

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2010
#1 in the state of Colorado for 9th grade Math and Writing, #2 for Reading, Top Sports program and expanding to Classical College Prep High School with Math / Science / ENgineering emphasis

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
'Along with a world class education that every student receives, each Teacher, School Support Staff and Administrative Personnel truly care for our children and want each one of them to be the best that they can be.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
Teachers are great - the students are really challenged and well founded in what they learn.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
Liberty Common has a wonderful learning environment. The teachers place extraordinary commitment to the achievement of each student.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
Everything! I love that our school sets a high bar in academics, conduct and participation and expects each and every child to achieve those goals. Over and over again, I've seen the students eyes light up when they realize teachers and parents believe in them enough to push them to the top! I also love the dress code :)

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
Outstanding in all respects. Quality standards are high in every area, yet there is a good balance of allowing the kids to have fun as well.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
Liberty Common is an awesome school. I love the values lived out at the school. I think thke academics are superb and they have great teachers. Our grandkids are developing into wonderful young adults, thanks in part to the school.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 11, 2010
Their core values is what I like best about Liberty. As a Charter school, Liberty is in the fore front of education today. Wish all schools could be like Liberty Common.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2010
With each visit with my granddaughter I am more convinced that she is getting a much better education than was available to me. Thanks to Liberty.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 11, 2010
We have been with Liberty from the beginning, we have had 3 children attend this charter school. Our oldest is 24 years old now and a graduate of CSU. It is a great school and we feel our children have been getting a great education

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
Although my parents paid more for my private school education than they did for my out-of-state university degree, I am convinced my children are getting a better education and for free! Thank you Liberty.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2010
I have had students in both charter and non-charter schools. Liberty Common School is amazing. My children want to go to school, they want to learn, they want to engage in their education. The teachers spend their time teaching because the environment at Liberty Common School promotes it. Our teachers are far and above the very best!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
My children have recieved an incredible academic education in an enviroment where teachers truly care about all aspects of their students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
Liberty envokes a passion of learning in all its students. From the top administration to the teacher's assistants, all educators challenge our kids, while making them accountable for their actions and yet inspire them to want to learn more. It's an environment that can truly only be fully appreciated by seeing it in action and by talking to the kids. When they talk about what they've learned, it's not only the amazing content that they've learned, but the passion that has been stirred within their bodies for what they have learned and the thirst for knowledge to learn even more!

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2010
Liberty Common provides a challenging and quality educational program.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2010
Liberty Common school expects the best from my kids and help them achieve it. The teachers and programs involved guide the students to higher levels than other schools. The curriculum moves quickly, and students are engage to learn. The character trait influence is wonderful. The students respect themselves, each other, their teachers and administrators.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
Liberty has an emphasis on knowledge based learning that is not found in other schools. A focus on common values and virtues are key points that are lost in most, if not all, other school options.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2010
Outstanding school and staff. Simply the best. Liberty is a fine example of what excellence in schools should look like.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
The teachers are incredibly dedicated, the education is top notch.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
Liberty 's rigorous curriculum, professional teachers, and expert administrators actually deliver on the school's mission of excellence and fairness in education for all children. What a concept!

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2010
My daughter studies and grows in LCS for 6 year, my whole family just love the school on every thing.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
If you are looking for an above and beyond quality education, you don't need to look any further than Liberty.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2010
Liberty Common School is an exemplary school that places emphasis on academic achievement combined with common sense. The core knowledge curriculum at Liberty Common and the excellent staff and community support has made Liberty Common a school that other schools often use as a prototype for their own school development. What better compliment can an organization receive that to be touted as an example for others?

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
My kids love the caring teachers and supportive friends. It allows our kids to learn, be challenged and grow in a safe and stimulating environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
one word summary - amazing!!! The students' excitement for learning and respect for their school is a testament to Liberty's success.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 10, 2010
The teachers and staff really care about the kids and want them to accomplish their best while attending there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
Liberty Common is a rigorous core knowledge school with an outstanding set of instructors and staff. And the proof of its excellence is in the performance of the students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
Liberty Common School is committed to providing a quality education to all our students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
The core knowledge curriculum excels - also includes riggs phonics, singapore math

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
Excellent education, the best teachers ever and the school has that supportive family atmosphere that children thrive in!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
Liberty continues to present life to my daughter as we present it at home .... hard work, respect for themselves and others and dedication will help you acheive anything you want.... we love it there.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2010
We are a new family to Liberty this year and are so excited based on what we have already experienced. The school community, parents, teachers, administration, are so dedicated to helping our children succeed academically, socially and personally. I feel blessed to have Liberty.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
It's the best school in the area and my kids love it there. They are challenged and supported through a classical educational approach, and character education is modeled, not just talked about.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
I love Liberty Common School just because..... because we have the choice for our children to attend..... because of the exceptional teachers who truly love what they do..... because of the amazing administration and staff..... because of the new and exciting expansion to include 10th-12th grades.... because, because, because......(sounds like the Wizard of Oz!!). It truly is an amazing school, and we are so very fortunate to be a part of it.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
The teachers are committed to the children's excellent education and to them as people. The curriculum is success oriented because of core knowledge which has been tested and proven to work well!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
Liberty has a warm, caring, safe atmosphere where the students are treated with respect and are taught to be respectful. The staff has high expectations of the students and they work with each student to bring out his or her best work. All of the teachers regularly offer individual help outside of scheduled class time to students who need it. Both of my children who attended Liberty enjoyed their classes, teachers and classmates.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
Excellent and stimulating curriculum; excellent, dedicated, knowledgeable, caring, friendly teachers and staff; friendly and safe environment. Liberty Common School is the best school! We, as parents, wish we could have attended this school!

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2010
This is a top-notch school that expects each child to deliver their best. Incredible staff and teachers that are truly dedicated to the children's learning and character growth put the school far ahead of the pack. They have an outstanding curriculum. We are so pleased to be a part of this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
Safe, clean, disciplined, high expectations, community of families, children are respectful, fun, outstanding teachers and curriculum, caring administration, academic excellence.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
The dedicated teachers make this school what it is, and we try to never take them for granted. My daughter is getting an amazing first rate education, and she really loves to go to school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
The dedication of the teachers, the Core Knowledge curriculum, the set of values that the students are held accountable for.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
As a teacher and a parent here at Liberty, I find the students respectful and hard working! The standards are high and the students rise to the high level of expectations. I also like how each month the school emphasizes one of our Foundation Stones; Integrity, Respect, Citizenship, Cooperation, Self Control, Responsibility, and Perseverance with guest speakers and student recognition for character. It s great to work in a school that is committed to and strives for excellence.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
We have the best teachers/administration! They truly care about each students achievement and are always willing to do whatever it takes!

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2010
The most amazing thing about Liberty Common School is the school community. The parents, students, staff and administration are committed to excellence in education as well as molding students with outstanding character. In addition to being an incredibly encouraging and supportive community, the school has been a 'John Irwin School of Excellence' since it opened. Liberty also won 'Charter School of the Year' in 2007. The inclusion of the Core Knowledge curriculum is beneficial for both teachers and students. Liberty Common School is simply exceptional in balancing both academics and character education.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating May 06, 2010
Liberty Common School has dedicated teachers, wise administration, well-behaved students, supportive parents, and a challenging academic curriculum.

- submitted by a teacher
May 06, 2010
My son graduated from Liberty and received an excellent education. the teachers and curriculum are outstanding.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
Liberty Common Charter School is an awesome school! The students learn tremendous amounts and the character education helps students learn good behavior. I have taught there for nine years. What I like best about it is that children excel and grow to their full potential, they are respectful and learn how to be good citizens of the world. I work with special needs' children and have never seen such tremendous growth and ability to achieve through their attendance at this school. Since I have worked here, I have not had one thing stolen, ever! At the last school where I worked, in the school district where I live, I was not able to bring any personal items to work at all because they were so quickly stolen or destroyed. So many of the students I come in contact with have raised their achievement and skill levels so amazingly high. One student actually increased his IQ by 29 points! (as I am in the special education dept., I have access to this type of information.) If you are looking for a great school to challenge your child, to grow their potential - academically and in character - I highly recommend Liberty Common School. As it works on a lottery system, it is an equal opportunity charter. However, the school operates a grade or two above the level of many public schools, so you might want to consider entering your child a grade below where they are in other schools in order to pass the placement test for that grade.

- submitted by a teacher
April 29, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2010
We love this school! The faculty and staff are all amazing. They are very kind and make that extra effort to get to know your child. They make sure the children are comfortable and doing their best. I've never seen such dedication to each individual child's education. We cannot give Liberty enough praise!

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2010
The teachers really take time to get to know the kids. My son has struggled in a few areas and his teachers from grade to grade have done everything they can to help him be successful. We are so happy with our choice to attend this charter school and appreciate the board of directors who really have the children's interests in mind when making major decisions. If you are looking for quality education in Fort Collins, you will be very happy at Liberty!

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 19, 2010
Liberty Common School provided a superb education for my children. Academics are the number one priority, but there were many quality extracurricular opportunities as well including sports, band, musicals, and chess club to name a few.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2010
Teachers here are experts in using the Core-Knowledge Curriculum. Parental involvement is high. The student discipline and character education is spectacular. Liberty has earned the highest CSAP math and writing scores in the entire state. It's a truly excellent school.

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2009
Our Son goesto Second grade and we appreciate the dedication and hardwork fromthe team at liberty. They do indeed challenge the pupils scholastically and to make them a well round social denizen. Kudos.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2009
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July 20, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2009
Excellent school. My son is in Kindergarten. He's challenged but also given lots of attention. The character education is strong and teachers care about the kids. 5 stars!

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating October 13, 2007
Liberty's a great school. I attended this school grade 3-9 and enjoyed it. It has truly prepared me for the hard classes in high school. Although dress code wasn't always fun, the students and teachers were always nice and welcoming making me want to go to school every morning.

- submitted by a student
October 03, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
May 24, 2006
Liberty Common has been a great school for my boys. They are given the same attention they would receive in a small town school.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2006
The best quality of school! The dress code, the discipline, the atmosphere are all safe and fun. The kids are challenged in a way that is fun and exciting

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2006
Across the board, Liberty offers high quality academic programs adhering to the Core Knowledge curriculum; the middle school science, history, english and latin programs are strong. My child transferred to Liberty Common at the start of 7th grade, having completed pre K-6 at a Montessori School. For students making the transition from an environment with no tests, very little homework, I would recommend that parents make an investment in a study skills program prior to entry. The level of parental involvement is high, representative of the level of involvement at other Colorado charter schools.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2005
This is an excellent, award winning Core Knowledge school.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2005
Excellent school. Core knowledge curriculum. Latin and Spanish taught. Full art and music programs. Like a private school without the cost!

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Liberty Common Charter School
1725 Sharpe Point Dr, Fort Collins, CO  80525
(970) 482-9800
Last modified Liberty Common Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades K-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Liberty Common Charter School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 93 reviews. Top