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PK-8
Private
Pueblo, CO
Students enrolled: 140
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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415 E Abriendo Ave
Pueblo, CO 81004

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(719) 543-5271
(719) 584-2793
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September 23, 2014
My son has just started Middle School at McClelland at I can't believe how amazing the program is. The academics are superior to any other school in the area, but beyond that students are taught independence, personal responsibility and respect for one another. How amazing it is for kids to learn these skills BEFORE they get to high school? I've never seen teachers who are able to really get to know your student like McClelland's. Our family is SO glad we found McClelland! If you are even just thinking of looking for a school for your child in Pueblo, check out McClelland. It is a private school, but I know they have financial aid for families that need it.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2014
McClelland is a wonderful school. Each day I am impressed seeing children very excited to go to school. McClelland is an environment where kids truly have the love of learning. The academics are fantastic and the community is wonderful. Every child is loved and supported to reach their best potential.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2014
We are so fortunate to be a part of the McClelland school family! Teachers who care and challenge students daily, while making learning fun. Parents who are involved and committed to getting the best education possible for their children. Students who are excited about school and learning, and treat others with respect and love! The environment is safe, nurturing and guided by the wonder inherent in all children to explore and learn. Truly a close knit, school family, we are so glad to be a part of!

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2013
We have been at The McClelland School for 3 years total. It is such a family oriented learning environment. From the small class sizes to the thematic lessons to the life long experiences, my children are getting a great education. The staff cares about the students and teaches them in a way that learning is incredible fun. The investment in my students' education is well worth it!

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2013
We have two children and McClelland and will have three next year. One of the things we appreciate most about McClelland is that it is a community, not just a school. Your child is known by all teachers in all grades and they are able to interact with children at different age levels; sometimes being a mentor to a younger student and sometimes learning from older students. McClelland also strives to develop the whole child, a child who is curious and interested in learning, not just able to regurgitate facts for a test. They know every child's strengths and weaknesses and they help children become well rounded people, who contribute to society. It is a wonderful place!

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2013
McClelland isn't just a school, it is a community. It is a community of administrators, educators, parents, and students. My family has been a part of this amazing community for 3 years, now. What I appreicate most is the way that each child is seen as an individual. In the small classroom settings, each child can be challenged, and no child has to work at getting attention from their teachers. On the contrary, their teachers not only know their learning style, but also their personality. The parents are welcome and encouraged to visit at any time during the day. Parents are not seen as an interruption, but as an essential part to the learning process. The best compliment to McClelland comes from both of my boys (Pre-K and 3rd grade) who look forward to the end of summer, so they can return to school!

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2012
McClelland is a unique learning environment. My children started school at McClelland in 3rd and 5th grades with children who had been going to school there since they were 4. The entire community welcomed them and 3 1/2 years later we couldn't be happier. The education they are receiving is not only excellent, it is unique. The small class sizes mean that the teachers truly know your child as the individual s/he is and they celebrate and challenge that. And that's not just in the "basics." They are both in Middle School now and the music, art, and PE programs are amazing. McClelland School teaches the whole child. You will NEVER see a class being taught to a test. The teachers are constantly looking for new and different ways to teach and ways to get the kids involved in their education and their community. Can't say enough good things.

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2011
We have had our daughter at McClelland for 2 years now and we really enjoy it. Greatest teachers ,Staff ,students and parents. Their curriculum and environment is something you won't find anywhere else and we are happy to be apart of it . Also every student wants to be here and they hate to miss a day. My daughter cries when sick and we make her miss a day.

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2009
Our son has been in the pre-school for two years and loves it. It is a very interactive school with lots of opportunities for parental involvement.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
We've been at McClelland more years than I care to count. We've seen many changes and moves forward. We love the school, teachers, curriculum, environment, and staff. It's a community that I cannot put into words, you'll have to experience it for yourself, and I hope you will.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2009
We have been at McClelland for 9 years now, and we are very happy. The teachers are phenomenal and care so much about our kids. We are lucky enough to have music, art, gym and Spanish when so many other schools are losing these very important classes. Not only do our children receive a wonderful education at McClelland, we also know that they are in a safe and nurturing environment.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2009
In short, two reasons this school is great. #1 Academics are challenging and prep students for success in high school. #2 Students are taught to work cooperatively with their peers and adults. In more detail: When students are testing 2 to 4 grade levels higher than their grade, it is fantastic. And the students we send to high school are on honor roll or high honor roll. My daughter, who just graduated 8th grade, started high school in a sophomore math class, honors English, and honors history. My other daughter, a 7th grader, is excelling in math, English and science. To top it all off, the students all get along. There is no bullying and children will work on compromise to resolve disagreement rather than arguing. During these time, teachers generally only have to monitor the situation rather than get involved. No doubt the best all around school in Pueblo.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2009
McClelland is a special place that welcomes diversity and whose staff and faculty work to earn the respect of the community. It's a warm, safe and nurturing environment for students who are given the freedom to 'think and do' in order to learn. Maybe most important, McClelland produces kids who are thoughtful and nice!

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2009
Excellent school and amazing teachers! We are so pleased with how well our children thrive at school. We wouldn't go anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2009
I have worked at this school many years. I have seen students and alumni graduate with honors and go onto higher levels of education with great rewards. Best school in town!!

- submitted by a teacher
October 22, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
A great community. Students at McClelland are confident and yet humble learners. A wonderful place to work.

- submitted by a teacher
March 14, 2009
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December 07, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2007
The beste school in Pueblo Colorado. Excellent staff, teachers are supportive and involved in every child's academic success, outstanding leader in children's education.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2007
The McClelland school has been an excellent experiance for myself(a student). The teachers truly care about their students. McClelland believes in integrity and hands-on experiances. Overall McClelland is an excellent experiance for all students pre- 8th grade.

- submitted by a student
January 24, 2006
Fantastic school, fantastic value. Our child has been at McClelland for 7 years, and she still loves it so much, that she gets sad about summer vacation! Great and caring teachers. Excellent and creative curriculum. Terrific art, PE, music, drama, and language enrichment. The chance to have a preschool-8th grade experience in a warm, safe, exciting, and challenging environment is so rare these days. The older graduates of McClelland I know have done exceptionally well in academics, sports, and life after moving on to high school and college. We feel very lucky to have a place in Pueblo where our child is happy, safe, challenged, and energized about learning. Friends of ours in other cities cannot believe the amazing value of McClelland, as they pay 3-5 times as much for similar quality and worse student-teacher ratios! If you are moving to Pueblo with kids, you cannot go wrong with McClelland.

- submitted by a parent
November 16, 2005
Our experience with McClelland School has only been in their Early Childhood program, but I have to say I'm very impressed. There's an excellent child-to-teacher ratio, the field trips are interesting and enriching and the atmosphere is warm and secure. Play and art are encouraged and lots of time is devoted to each, which I think is very appropriate for his age. At the same time he's learning phonics, counting, math and other subjects that should prepare him well for kindergarten. All in all a pricey, yet excellent school.

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2005
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McClelland is Pueblo's only private, independent school. We are accredited by the National Association of Independent Schools as well as the Association of Colorado Independent Schools. McClelland students are a remarkable group . They are confident and yet humble learners and regularly go on to leadership positions in high school, college and beyond. Our alumni regularly tell us that the foundation they developed here allowed them to confidently move forward in their academic careers.

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The McClelland School
415 E Abriendo Ave, Pueblo, CO  81004
(719) 543-5271
Last modified The McClelland School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
The McClelland School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top