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  • We don't mold children, we reveal them

    We grow better humans everyday!
    • You can count on us to emphasize social emotional development as paramount

      Our teachers embrace the Pyramid Plus Model to promote social and emotional development through a collaborative professional development system. 

      We empower your children through the Reggio Emilio philosophy valuing “the child as strong, capable and resilient”. 

    • You can count on us for a safe and secure environment

      We pride ourselves on providing the lowest teacher to student ratios in the valley, giving your child the individualized attention they deserve.

      Paradise is the only school in Crested Butte with secured entry-points accessible by pin code, security cameras and individual digital sign in and out codes.

      Our State-of-the-art Playground allows your child to flourish outdoors safely.

      Every staff member at Paradise Place is CPR/1st Aid certified.

    • You can count on us for differentiated extracurricular activities

      Unique programming such as Spanish, Music, Art, and Yoga are taught by professional instructors on a weekly basis and included in your tuition!

      Educational Field Trips promote learning in our community and out of the classroom.

      Children’s imaginations engage with nature in our very own student-planted garden.

    • You can count on us for individualized evaluations

      Your unique child will receive his or her very own learning plan customized to your goals and their developmental milestones.

      We use Teaching Strategies Gold Assessments, an authentic, ongoing, observation-based assessment system, to focus on what matters most for your child’s success.

      Kindergarten readiness is a priority. We work closely with Crested Butte Community School teachers and have use an assessment system that will carry over to Kindergarten giving your child and their teacher an advanced start.

  • Happy Students

    Happy Parents
    • I have been so grateful for everyone at Paradise Place. Both my children have been students at Paradise since they were two years old and every teacher they’ve had have been amazing. They are all professional, qualified, creative, responsible and most of all FUN! My son who just entered Kindergarten was just placed in the highest reader group they have with just two other students out of all of their kindergarten class. The education based program Paradise uses really works!

      Megan Clark
    • Both our girls went to Paradise Place from about 2 years old until Kindergarten. We thought the environment and the teachers were wonderful and they learned an enormous amount during the four years. The teachers were positive, imaginative and really had a special way with the kids. We loved how Paradise Place combined learning and fun into each day. Our girls loved going to Paradise Place and we would definitely encourage other families to join as well.

      Laurie and Mark Voegeli
    • We love sending our children here because of the outstanding teachers who work so hard to make the school a success!! I trust the staff explicitly and so appreciate all they work they put in to make sure each child is growing and learning. The teachers are amazing!! Paradise Place is a sweet, safe, stimulating environment, and we feel great about having our children there! We are thankful for a school that cares and provides unique learning opportunities for our young children. Thank you for helping our boys grow and learn!

      Drew and Noelle Larson
    • My husband and I both work two jobs and life at home can get hectic at times. We cherish the time our daughter spends at Paradise Place because it helps to provide a stable environment and schedule. The teachers are attentive, nurturing and put our daughter’s care and learning above all else. As a parent, we could not ask for a better environment for our daughter

      Jana Olslund
    • Paradise Place provides a loving environment with outstanding curriculum for our daughter and excellent communications back to me as the mom. Coupled with a class size that is small so that the highly skilled teachers can truly provide individualized care and instruction, it doesn’t get much better than this. When we are away from Crested Butte, we miss the Paradise Place family and cannot wait to return to Crested Butte in large part because of Paradise Place!

      Jana O.
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