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We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Our EIN for donation records: 85-2365942

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OUR VISION

Students prepared for success in a free society, promoting civic responsibility and contributing their talents in a flourishing republic by pursuing beauty, truth, and good. 

OUR MISSION

Merit Academy will cultivate the minds and nurture the hearts of K-12 youth in the Ute Pass/Woodland Park region with instruction in the principles of moral character and civic virtue, employing honored foundations of classical education and Core Knowledge®.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

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Merit Academy is founded on the principles of civic responsibility, intellectual growth, and desire for good. There is exceptional focus on science, math, history, literature, the arts, and our glorious rocky mountain environment. The liberal arts and sciences are core to our curricula.  In these studies, students take apart, examine, and explore various concepts and how they came about. This is one of the cornerstones that prepares them to be thoughtful, virtuous, and responsible citizens in a free society. They will understand what it means to live out the lessons learned, to create mindful and fruitful habits that also tie to our core virtues. It is the foundation of the whole child in education: mind, body and spirit. 

 

In short, this is a classical education for modern times.

OUR MASCOT

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The bear, one of our respected local animals, symbolizes many things in myth and folklore. Most commonly, the bear symbolizes qualities that Merit Academy also values: wisdom, courage, strength, and resourcefulness.

OUR MOTTO

Hodie Determinat Cras, Today Determines Tomorrow. This will be discussed on many levels throughout the academy. Today's effort determines tomorrow's results, as applied to learning, decisions, choices, actions, athletics, practice, etc. It also connects to the importance history plays in the events of today and tomorrow. 

Our Colors:

Red, white, and blue. These colors represent several distinctives of our culture.

Red represents valor, white represents goodness, and blue represents perseverance.