Watershed School

At Watershed, students learn by going off campus, working with experts, and creating solutions to real-world problems. Instead of memorizing answers for standardized tests, they might learn economics by starting a small business or master algebra by solving an engineering problem.Watershed students learn with a purpose. Along the way, they’re part of a close-knit community that allows them to be who they are. It’s no wonder they love coming to school every day.



  • Founded 2004
  • 88 students, grades 6-12
  • 1:9 teacher ratio
  • Students spend 15-25 nights a year off campus, including backcountry adventures, school trips to national sites like Silicon Valley, and international destinations like Guatemala or Cambodia
  • Campus is walkable from public transit and includes a full gym, design lab, art studio, and outdoor classroom
  • Core courses are interdisciplinary, hands-on, and project-based
  • Electives include studio art, photography, music, filmmaking, design, engineering, climbing, athletics, dance, and entrepreneurship
  • Math classes are offered at every level up through Calculus
  • Science instruction (including lab-based chemistry, biology, geology, and physics) is fully integrated into every Expedition course, at every grade level
  • 100% of Watershed students are accepted to one of their top three college choices
  • Watershed students show more growth on tests of real-world problem solving (CWRA+) during their time in high school than 95% of schools
  • Watershed students experience more intellectual and emotional engagement than either public school or private school averages (High School Survey of Student Engagement, Middle Grades Survey of Student Engagement)
  • Members of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Association of Colorado Independent Schools (ACIS), and the Boulder Area Consortium of Independent Schools (BACIS)


Located in Impact Hub Boulder
1877 Broadway, Suite 100
Boulder, CO 80302


Located in Impact Hub Boulder

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