About Us

Thomas MacLaren School is an award-winning Kindergarten through twelfth grade charter public school located on the east side of Colorado Springs.

Thomas MacLaren School opened its doors in the fall of 2009. From our humble beginnings renting space in a local church for 77 sixth through ninth grade students, we are now located on our own campus which accommodates the 2018 expansion of our school from 6-12 to K-12. Our student body numbers close to 950 students.

Over the years, MacLaren has racked up impressive awards (School of Distinction, John Irwin Award of Excellence, High School Growth Award) and test scores (Class of 2017 state record-breaking ACT composite average of 29.8) while daily undertaking the task of developing young men and women who are fully human and fully awake to the world. We expect each student to master history, mathematics, science, literature, Latin and English, as well as to gain familiarity with at least one other language and fine arts. Our Lower School (K-5) curriculum, full of rigor and wonder, prepares younger students to be able to plumb the depths of the Upper School (6-12) curriculum eagerly and confidently.

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