About Free Horizon Montessori

Montessori for the 21st Century:
A Place to Learn, 
A Place to Belong. 

School Day Times

All classes dismiss at 2:00 p.m. every Friday.
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8): 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
    Doors open from 7:50 - 7:55 a.m. 

  • Elementary School (Grades 1-5): 8:15 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
    Doors are open from 8:00 - 8:10 a.m.

  • Primary (Preschool, Pre-K, & Kindergarten): 8:15 a.m. - 3:20 p.m. 
    Arrive at front or north double doors as assigned 8:00 - 8:10 a.m

  • AM Care 7:30* – 8:00 a.m.
  • After Care 3:20 - 5:30 p.m.


FHM at a Glance

Grades Served: Preschool – 8th Grade (Ages 3 to 14)

Total Students: 400

Specialty Programs: Art, Music, PE, Technology & Library

State School Performance Framework Rating: Accredited, Performance Plan


  • American Montessori Society
  • Our Preschool and Before & Aftercare are licensed through the Colorado Department of Human Services

Optional Programs: Morning & After School Care, Hot Lunch from Jefferson County, After School Enrichment Programs, Student Clubs, Family Events, Student Council, Science & Engineering Fair, Scripps National Spelling Bee, and More!

School Colors: Orange & Navy

School Mascot: Red Fox

Mission, Vision & Values

Free Horizon Montessori Mission

Through the Montessori philosophy, we inspire every child to learn and grow as a responsible global citizen in a collaborative, peaceful, and safe environment.

Free Horizon Montessori Vision

We seek to transform our community by developing students who pursue their full potential, understand their global responsibilities, and respect others, self, and the environment.

Free Horizon Montessori Motto

Montessori for the 21st Century: A Place to Learn, A Place to Belong

Free Horizon Montessori Equal Opportunity Affirmation

Free Horizon Montessori PK-8 affirms that no person shall, on the basis of race, color, age national origin, religion, gender identity, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or veteran status be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity, including, but not limited to, employment or enrollment. Sexual orientation is a person's orientation toward heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, or status or perception of the individual's sexual orientation.

Our Founding Beliefs

Founded in 2002, Free Horizon Montessori rapidly expanded from 120 children to serving more than 450 students from all parts of Jefferson County and its surrounding areas. Our school embraces the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori, which is dedicated to an educational model that is challenging, individualized, and has a solid cornerstone of respect and responsibility for oneself, the environment, and those with whom we share the world.

Free Horizon transitioned to become the first School of Innovation in Jefferson County in fall of 2018. 

A great benefit of our school is that staff, students, and parents are united in a common vision and commitment to educational excellence. In as such, we are a collaborative group of parents and educators dedicated to the expansion of the human potential. The atmosphere is palpable and as you walk in you will see dynamic learners of all shapes, sizes, and abilities, because FHM is a place where everybody learns and everyone belongs. We believe this attitude sets the tone for life-long learning.

Free Horizon Montessori Values...

  • Safe and Compassionate Environments that promote exploration, risk-taking, and creativity

  • Quality and Empowering Relationships that are trusting and respectful and give space and structure for each to find their voice and place in society

  • Personal Responsibility where each person is accountable for their decisions and actions within the community

  • Holistic Perspectives, because knowledge is comprised of an entangled web of personal awareness and experience that is physical, emotional, social, cognitive, and spiritual

  • Challenge as ones potential is only discovered in the place of change and growth

  • Continuous Improvement, knowing that reaching one goal is just a step towards discovering a new horizon. Our goals guide the direction of life, but living is a process of doing and interacting

  • Positive Problem-Solving Approaches, which are determined to look first for the best in people and situations and willingly set aside our egos for the sake of relationship and learning

  • Proactive Partnerships with students, families, and community

  • Diversity of people, roles, and vision, knowing that our judgments have power that can limit and define one's viewpoint for life. We use our judgments as a tool to frame the reality and guide quality decision-making, but reject judgments that limit an individual's potential. We do not know what we do not know.

  • Aesthetic Order, Organization, and Strategic Planning so that we can effectively and efficiently serve the greater needs of our institution and greater community

  • Wisdom-seeking, where we continually look for deeper understanding and meaning in life's relationships.
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