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Salida Montessori Charter School strives to provide an authentic, public Montessori program in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.  Established in 2015, SMCS serves grades K-8*.

*Also serving the ages 1-4 in a pUBLIC, tuition-based preschool.


Not all children are exactly alike, and therefore providing options for education ensures the success of all of our children.   Find out more about us.

Our care of the child should be governed, not by the desire to make him learn things, but by the endeavor always to keep burning within him that light which is called intelligence.
— Maria Montessori


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