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  • We don't mold children, we reveal them

    We grow better humans everyday!

    • You can count on us to emphasize social emotional development as paramount
    • Our teachers embrace the Pyramid Plus Model to promote social and emotional development through a collaborative professional development system. 

    • We empower your children through the Reggio Emilio philosophy valuing “the child as  strong,  capable  and  resilient”.  


    • You can count on us for a safe and secure environment
    • We pride ourselves on providing the lowest teacher to student ratios in the valley, giving your child the individualized attention they deserve.

    • Paradise is the only school in Crested Butte with secured entry-points accessible by pin code, security cameras and individual digital sign-in/out codes.

    • Our State-of-the-art Playground allows your child to flourish outdoors safely.

    • Every staff member at Paradise Place is CPR/1st Aid certified.

    • You can count on us for differentiated extracurricular activities
    • Unique programming such as Spanish, Music, Art, and Yoga are taught by professional instructors on a weekly basis and included in your tuition!

    • Educational Field Trips promote learning in our community and out of the classroom.

    • Children’s imaginations engage with nature in our very own student-planted garden.


    • You can count on us for individualized evaluations
    • Your unique child will receive his or her very own learning plan customized to your goals and their developmental milestones.

    • We use Teaching Strategies Gold Assessments, an authentic, ongoing, observation-based assessment system, to focus on what matters most for your child’s success.

    • Kindergarten readiness is a priority. We work closely with Crested Butte Community School teachers and use an assessment system that will carry over to Kindergarten giving your child and their teacher an advanced start to furthering your child's knowledge.

  • Paradise is Committed to Credentialing our Excellence



  • Happy Students

    Happy Parents
    • Both our girls went to Paradise Place from about 2 years old until Kindergarten. We thought the environment and the teachers were wonderful and they learned an enormous amount during the four years. The teachers were positive, imaginative and really had a special way with the kids. We loved how Paradise Place combined learning and fun into each day. Our girls loved going to Paradise Place and we would definitely encourage other families to join as well.

      Laurie and Mark Voegelli
    • Paradise Place provides a loving environment with outstanding curriculum for our daughter and excellent communications back to me as the mom. Coupled with a class size that is small so that the highly skilled teachers can truly provide individualized care and instruction, it doesn’t get much better than this. When we are away from Crested Butte, we miss the Paradise Place family and cannot wait to return to Crested Butte in large part because of Paradise Place!

      Jana Olsund
    • We love sending our children here because of the outstanding teachers who work so hard to make the school a success!! I trust the staff explicitly and so appreciate all they work they put in to make sure each child is growing and learning. The teachers are amazing!! Paradise Place is a sweet, safe, stimulating environment, and we feel great about having our children there! We are thankful for a school that cares and provides unique learning opportunities for our young children. Thank you for helping our boys grow and learn!

      Drew and Noelle Larson
    • After touring all of the preschools in our area, we knew this was the right choice. Ben and his staff have been attentive and proactive in answering our questions, and are extremely organized. Our daughter felt at home from the minute she walked in the doors.

      Jamie Schneider
  • We want to hear from you

    Call us at 970-349-2149 for a tour today! Or email at paradiseplaceschool@gmail.com