Who We Are

Compass Montessori School is a public charter school dedicated to offering an authentic Montessori education to students in Children’s House (Preschool) through 12th grade in Wheat Ridge and Golden, Colorado. Established in 1998, we are committed to guiding students to a love of learning by protecting concentration and nurturing their curiosity.


Inspired by Maria Montessori and her philosophy, over 20 years ago, a dedicated group of Montessorians and parents came together with an idea - to create a free charter school open to all children, with a true Montessori experience. Although they were humble beginnings, Compass has grown into a thriving learning environment for over 450 families each year.