In partnership with our community, we will foster safe, positive and rigorous learning experiences.
Every student will graduate with a broad academic foundation which enables each to demonstrate the skills of critical thinking, problem solving, team work and independent judgment. All students will understand democratic principles and recognize their civic responsibilities, and will be capable of ambitiously and appropriately participating in an age of dynamic technological change within a global context.
What our parents are saying…
In my online research of schools in the area, Mancos Elementary stands out as academically excellent. The parents I talked to with children there love it and describe it as a hidden gem unknown by people who are new to the area. People in the community of Cortez and Durango have told me without me asking if I want good schools, Mancos is where we need to go.
He's excited to get back. He was disappointed that tomorrow is Friday, and that he has to wait until Monday to get back to school.
You make it a great place to be!
“We’re thankful every day that we enrolled our kids in the Mancos Schools rather than the larger, struggling districts nearby.”
“They teach and embody the 3 R’s – “Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Ready” – and this aligns perfectly with our values at home.”
“This is a stimulating, hands-on place for kids to learn and play.”
“We’ve watched our daughter blossom into a confident reader and loyal friend.”
“The attentive teachers, staff, and leadership team make learning fun and engaging.”
“We used to commute from a different district but moved to Mancos to be a bigger part of their close-knit, active community.”
“It’s hard to imagine a better qualified, dedicated group of teachers anywhere in rural America.”
“Our son loves when the older kids from the elementary school come over to read and play with the preschoolers.”