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Blue Mountain opened in August 2008. The school is located in the heart of the Meadow Mountain subdivision in south-west Longmont, but its attendance boundaries extend to the west and south to include several additional subdivisions. The name was selected to represent a geographical connection to a mountain in the Front Range as well as a combination of the names of the streets that connect the school to the community at large. The school’s mascot, the Lynx, represents an endangered animal that has been reintroduced into the Colorado high country.
Blue Mountain has an instructional focus of Science, Technology and Inquiry. This Instructional Focus is the foundation of the high-quality research based instructional programming that is offered to all students. The natural convergence of the sciences, partnered with literacy, provides students with an outstanding foundation of essential skills while integrating the development of problem solving skills, critical thinking skills, communication skills and the ability to collaborate to enhance learning. This Instructional Focus, paired with state-of-the art instructional technology, provides students with outstanding learning opportunities!
A full time Science teacher further enhances the instructional focus by providing students Science enrichment while also making cross-curricular connections between all disciplines. Every student attends Science class weekly: grades K-5 get 60 minutes of instruction a week. All students participate in Science Notebooking as a process to develop complex scientific reasoning skills to solidify complex scientific concepts. This process also facilitates cross-curricular connections that are essential to student success.
In partnership with our community, Blue Mountain is committed to reaching ‘Every Child-Every Day’. To achieve this, the school offers a wide range of learning opportunities that include:
Camp Lynx: before/after school child care offered from 7:00-9:00 a.m. and 3:35-6:00 p.m. Camp Lynx is also offered during the summer from 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily.
Community School Classes: a variety of classes are offered for all students that include, but not limited to, foreign languages, science enrichment, sports, crafts, chess, and theater.
Math Olympiad and Odyssey of the Mind: are also offered for interested students.
Summit Singers: Choir program offered to students.
Hand Chime Choir: Instrumental group offered to students
Family Events: A variety of family events are held throughout the year to build our school’s community. These include, but are not limited to Preschool/Kindergarten Ice Cream Social, Fall Family Fun Event, The Magic of Reading, Earth Week activities, Family Picnic (spring), and Community Gardens.
Camp Invention: is offered in the summer