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Marble Charter School
418 West Main St.
Marble, CO. 81623

970-963-9550 Office

970-963-8435 Fax


Marble Charter School is a public, tuition-free charter school serving K-10th grade students in the Crystal River Valley.  Our bus service runs along County Road 3 and Highway 133 to Carbondale, serving the communities of Marble, Redstone, Carbondale, and neighborhoods in between.

We are located just below McClure Pass at 7,950 feet above sea level, in the wonderful town of Marble, Colorado, surrounded by the Elk Mountains and the White River National Forest.


20 Reasons to Attend Marble Charter School

Why Kids & Parents Love MCS

  1. Extremely low student to staff ratio - no child "slips through the cracks" at MCS
  2. Kids feel safe and nurtured - "We're like a family!"
  3. MCS students grew 17% in reading test scores from Fall to Spring this year - WAY above average!
  4. MCS students grew 20% in math test scores from Fall to Spring this year - EVEN MORE above average!
  5. Flexible scheduling to ensure each child has time to excel
  6. Fluid grade levels:  students learn at their own level, and can push beyond their grade-level work
  7. In-depth Science & Social Studies curriculums when many schools have cut or decreased these programs
  8. Integrated units of study:  each year we dive deeply into 2 - 3 themes
  9. Outdoor Education Trips from Marble to Moab, field trips & educational excursions
  10. Incredibly Imaginative Recess Games, Fort-Building, and Creative Play
  11. Winter PE includes skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, and ice-skating (weather & community rink permitting)
  12. Our graduates are well-prepared for high school:  on average, 50% enter 10th grade level classes as freshmen
  13. Students learn Peer Mediation methods to solve problems
  14. We offer Apprenticeships with professionals in their fields
  15. Our curriculum is hands-on, interactive, and project-based
  16. Our curriculum ensures students meet or exceed Colorado State standards
  17. Parents recieve weekly communication from their child's teacher and the school Directors
  18. Multi-Age classrooms allow for peer mentoring and advanced learning
  19. Teachers really know their students' skills & abilities due to low ratio, multiple years together
  20. MCS Staff are all highly-qualified teachers, aides, and professionals - but even more importantly, they love the kids and they love their jobs!

What do the Kids Say?

Quotes from our graduates:

“Everybody was working together as a team  - like a well-oiled machine.”

“The whole school has become my family.”

“I will miss all of the love I get from everyone!”

“MCS has really prepared me for high school and to be independent, to be more of a leader and be myself.”

“I got to experience so many adventures outside the classroom with my good friends.”

“Challenges [at MCS] helped me become a smarter and better person.”

“This entire place is like another parent to me.”

“I will be able to start 10th grade math next fall because of what I have achieved.”

“This school has opened thousands of windows for me in my future.”

“I feel as if the possibilities are endless, and that’s a good feeling to leave with!”