“I get to ski in school?” was the first question my daughter asked me when we were talking about living in Telluride, Colorado. Since 2013, I have had two children currently enrolled in Telluride High School and our experience has been excellent. I have since began to understand just what an incredible asset the Telluride school district is to our community. It encompasses early childhood education through 12th grade and teaches worldly values and life skills to create responsible and productive adults.
I know of many families that are attracted to the Telluride lifestyle and because they can work remotely they have chosen to move to Telluride to take advantage of the Telluride school system. From my own personal experience, I can tell you that the school and Telluride in general is an incredible place to raise a family; it’s safe, the facilities are excellent, the administrative staff is skilled and personal, and the amazing talent of the teachers make life-long positive impacts on Telluride Students.
The relative geographic remoteness of Telluride is countered by a very strong international exchange program with both in-bound and out-bound students taking advantage of exchange programs offered through Rotary Youth Exchange.
One of the unique components of education is Ski PE. That’s right the students get physical education credit for skiing. For 6 weeks starting in early January, students break up into small groups once a week and are paired with a professional instructor from Telluride Ski Resort to learn about skier safety, the mountain and technique.
Speaking of athletics, the High School is Colorado division 2A school and features a new sand-based turf athletic field, two gyms and fitness equipment to accommodate our student athletes. Varsity sports offered for boys include golf, soccer, lacrosse, basketball, cross country and track and field. Girls can play soccer, volleyball, lacrosse, competitive cheer, cross country and track and field. Club teams include ski and hockey for both boys and girls.
Other than sports, students can participate in a variety of extra-curricular cultural and art based activities including music, theatre, dance and activities and mentorship programs like television and radio production.
Telluride High School Facts:
- Telluride High School = 268 Students
- Telluride High School = 26 Teachers (Student Teacher Ratio = 10:1)
- 2017 Graduating class = 68 students, including 5 exchange students – 90% going to college
- Gold Medal Academic School, ranked 9th in Colorado by US News & World Report
- Accredited with distinction by Colorado Department of Education
- Focus on college prep, personal development and creative expression
- School opened in 1995, sits on 11 acres
- $25Million dollar High School/Middle School improvement completed in 2016
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