Pagosa Springs Middle School takes great pride in offering a dynamic, well-rounded educational experience for all our students. This whole child educational approach ensures that our students grow and develop academically, physically, and socially/emotionally. Our mission is to empower students to navigate the future through learning and problem-solving.
We work hard to nurture, grow and monitor all five components throughout the middle school experience-academic, professional, entrepreneurial, personal and civic. Our highly trained and caring staff engage students in relevant and dynamic ways to meet and exceed the Colorado Academic Standards. We embrace our community values and spectacular location in our academic pursuits and often venture outside the classroom to learn and explore.
Fitness/Health & Adventure Learning
In addition to our strong academic program, student health and wellness is a top priority at Pagosa Springs Middle School. As a two-time Healthy School Champion and Governor’s Award Winner, we have been recognized for our well-developed, systemic approach to embedding best practices at all grade levels. All our students have the opportunity to participate in daily health and physical fitness classes and have many opportunities to learn life-long fitness activities. We use adventure learning opportunities in all grades to bolster fitness and learning as well. Some highlights include our overnight trip to the Great Sand Dunes National Monument (6th), the Bandelier National Monument Trip (7th ) and the Arches National Monument Trip (8th). All students have the opportunity to participate in the Wolf Creek Ski Program and learn to ski or snowboard as well.
Finally, our middle school develops a strong positive school culture through a daily advisory program—Pirate Time. Through this program, staff and students build a strong rapport and purposefully make those human connections that provide the foundation for our educational program. Students engage in team building, fun activities, develop social skills and are supported to get the most out of their academic endeavors. Advisory teachers are responsible for parent-teacher conferences and will closely communicate with parents as they coach your child through the middle years.