Welcome to Ascent Classical Academy Flatirons

Ascent Classical Academy is offering a tuition-free K-12 classical, charter public school to families in the Flatirons area of Jefferson and Boulder Counties. The community will finally have one of the highest performing classical school models to help children flourish and to prepare them to be happy in life. The school is aiming to open in the Fall of 2019.

Expression of Interest

Do you support more high-performing education options in the Flatirons area? Expressions of Interest are confidential and non-binding, but critical to demonstrate community support for our new school.

Completing an Expression of Interest will also make your child eligible for Ascent Classical Academy’s inaugural lottery.

A Call to Reinvent Liberal Arts Education

The Founders of America believed a liberal arts education is that worthy of free people. Free people must have a broad education in the World of Man, including history and literature, the World of Nature, to include math and the natural sciences, and the intersection...

Stanford CREDO Study Finds CMO Charter Schools Have Positive Impact on Student Performance

A recently released report from CREDO at Stanford University looks at the effects of charter public schools associated with a charter management organization (CMO), a relationship used with Ascent Classical Academies and the recently approved charter school in Douglas...

No “L” in STEM – How a Classical School Develops Leaders and Thinkers

There Is No “L” in STEM: How a Classical School Develops Leaders and Thinkers As every parent knows, there is a great deal of buzz these days surrounding STEM education under the larger umbrella of “college and career readiness.”  Why our schools have not been...


Ascent Classical Academies develop within its students the intellectual and personal habits and skills upon which responsible, independent and productive lives are built, in the firm belief that such lives are the basis of a free and just society.


Ascent Classical Academies train the minds and improve the hearts of young people through a classical, content-rich education in the liberal arts and sciences, with instruction in the principles of moral character and civic virtue in an orderly and disciplined environment.