Durango is home to Fort Lewis College, an independent four-year public liberal arts institution of about 4,500 students, which offers 24 degree programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences, Education, and Business Administration. In addition to its educational mission, Fort Lewis College offers a wealth of service programs for the region, from Continuing Education Classes to business consultation to support for the arts and other organizations... Because of its commitment to the state and region, the college has established itself as an integral, vital part of the Durango community. The campus sits on 362 acres overlooking Durango.
1000 Rim Drive, Durango, CO 81301
Southwest Colorado Community College (SCCC) is a fully-accredited two-year college that provides open door admission. The philosophy of the college is that all who feel they have the ability to benefit and the motivation to succeed should have access to higher education. This access is further enhanced through affordable tuition and fees. Pueblo Community College Southwest Center provides educational programs and services to the citizens of La Plata, Archuleta, Montezuma, Dolores, and San Juan Counties. Area high schools partner with the Southwest Center sites to offer courses to students and community members at the high school facilities.
701 Camino del Rio, Suite 100, Durango, CO 81301
The Durango Adult Education Center is a private, non-profit organization that has been dedicated to providing educational resources for adults, seniors and youth in Durango for 20 years. Through fundraising, grants and partnerships with other organizations, the Adult Education Center is able to provide affordable education services to the community.
301 E. 12th St.
Durango, CO 81301
Durango School District 9-R serves over 4,300 students through 11 schools, including one comprehensive high school, two middle schools, seven elementary schools, and alternative options for grades 9-12. The mission of Durango School District 9-R, an innovative educational system committed to excellence, is to ensure each student develops the skills and attributes for lifelong learning. Through leading instructional models, globally minded learning programs and engaging teaching and learning methods, the district aims to instill in each student the ability to compete and contribute in the global community. By integrating International Baccalaureate and Expeditionary Learning into the school’s curriculum, 9-R challenges students to broaden their horizons and find new ways of learning. Furthermore, the district encourages supportive and safe school environments, guaranteeing equitable educational opportunities for each and every student. Examples of these opportunities include small learning communities, school-based health centers, environmental education and sustainability practices, school greenhouses and gardens and much more.
201 E. 12th St., Durango, CO 81301
(970) 247-5411, ext. 1400
Bayfield School District 10-JTR consists of one high school, one middle school, one elementary school and one primary school with approximately 1,186 students.
24 S. Clover, Bayfield, CO 81122
Ignacio School District 11-JT consists of one high school, one junior high, one intermediate, and one elementary school with approximately 1,054 students.
315 Ignacio St., Ignacio, CO 81137
Animas High School is a public, free charter school that will celebrate its first graduating senior class in Spring 2013! With grades 9 through 12, Animas High offers a rigorous, personalized college preparatory curriculum that is extraordinarily engaging and meaningful. AHS’ innovative and highly effective learning curriculum is delivered through projects gleaned from real-world experiences, a passionate cadre of salaried teachers and counselors, and the enhanced potential of post-secondary success. Via a peer-oriented culture that challenges yet supports, AHS students become critical thinkers and engaged, service-oriented citizens that will meet the challenges of the 21st century. Animas High was named a John Irwin School of Excellence in 2011, its first year of eligibility, being among the top 8% of all Colorado public schools and one of only 4 high schools honored on the Western Slope. Animas High is modeled after California’s wildly successful High Tech High.
3206 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301
870 Plymouth Dr, Durango, CO 81301
St. Columba School
1801 E 3rd Ave, Durango, CO 81301
Pine River Community Learning Center
535 Condelaria Dr., Ignacio, CO 81137
The Pine River Community Learning Center (PRCLC) is a nonprofit educational organization, serving adults and families in eastern La Plata County for more than 30 years.