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A school with a rich history, integrated into our community

  • Colorado’s first school for gifted students, Mackintosh Academy was founded in 1977 in Denver by Eve Mackintosh
  • Moved to Littleton in the late 1980s; second campus in Boulder opened in 2011
  • Achieved International Baccalaureate authorization in 2006, further enriching our program
  • 130 students in PreK – 8th grade on our picturesque Littleton campus
  • All ages participate in service-learning projects to benefit the greater community, often focusing on environmentalism and sustainability

A challenging, hands-on program taught by empathetic, seasoned educators

  • Designed to meet the unique needs of gifted and talented learners
  • Inquiry-based International Baccalaureate Primary and Middle Years Programmes
  • Program highlights: Visual and Performing arts, P.E., Spanish integrated with classroom units of study
  • Social-emotional learning integrated into classroom instruction
  • 100% of respondent parents of 2017 grads said their child was “incredibly well-prepared” to go on to high school
  • Master teachers with expertise in International Baccalaureate, gifted education, social-emotional learning and design thinking
  • Lead and specialist teachers hold professional teaching licenses
  • Learning specialist and counselor on staff

Award-winning environmental, sustainability and tech initiatives

  • U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School Award 2018
  • Colorado Environmental Leadership Program Gold Leader in 2018, Silver Achiever in 2017, Bronze Achiever in 2016
  • Groove Auto “Drive for Education” Grant 2017 and 2018 for technology upgrades
  • Colorado Garden Foundation Grant 2017 to install hydroponic system in greenhouse
  • President’s Environmental Youth Award 2016 – the nation’s highest environmental honor for students
  • State Farm Youth Advisory Grant in 2014 to install solar panels, making Mack the first school in Littleton to get a majority of its power from solar

A thriving financial model, poised for growth

  • Independent Board of Trustees provides financial and strategic oversight
  • Mackintosh Academy Strategic Plan lays out our vision for the school’s future
  • Capital campaign in the planning stages to promote building expansion and program enhancements
  • Annual reports based on audited financial statements are issued yearly by the Board of Trustees:
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