A Philosophy Rooted in Tradition
"Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about." — G.K. Chesterton
Family is Fundamental
Parental Responsibility for Education
Liberty Common School honors “The Universal Truth” of education – it is the right and responsibility of parents to direct the education and upbringing of their children. This responsibility begins when families choose the school, its educational philosophy, and its corresponding academic strategies. Parents lead in ensuring fidelity to the school’s tradition and philosophy by staying informed, volunteering, and reinforcing aligned educational goals at home.
Classical, Proven, and Timeless
Education for Intellectual and Moral Excellence
Liberty’s academic objectives pursue the direct acquisition of knowledge. The school’s classically oriented, liberal-arts emphasis aims to provide students deep and broad intellectual orientation toward the good, the true, the beautiful, and the perfect. The curriculum strives to equip young scholars with the skills to become thoughtful, moral, and engaged leaders in the American Republic. Liberty’s fidelity to these enduring principles produces consistent, remarkable results.
Building Character for Lifelong Citizenship
Virtue education is essential in the complete development and formation of young scholars at Liberty Common School. Liberty invests thirteen years of intentional character education in its students—reinforced through classical literature, case studies, biographies, and through a direct emphasis on the cardinal virtues. This classical tradition encourages young citizens to act with integrity, empowering them to make prudent decisions based on ethical principles and authentic wisdom.
True Professional Educators
Excellence in the Classroom
Liberty Common’s team of professional classroom instructors is widely regarded as among the nation’s best. Instructors are professionals with high-level subject-matter expertise and philosophical alignment. Members of the faculty are caring and supportive educators committed to providing the very best educational experience for each individual child. Professional classroom instructors are carefully selected from fields of nationwide applicants. The benefit for students is stunning.
Liberty Common School consists of three academic campuses in Fort Collins, Colorado. Two elementary-school campuses serve grades K–6 and one combined junior-high and high-school campus serving grades 7–12.
Explore Our Opportunities
Discover the core curriculum at Liberty Common School. It is supplemented by a wealth of enriching programs designed to nurture personal development and empower students for future success.
Unique Order and House System
Sports Offered Grades 6-12
Student Clubs and Co-curriculars
Classes Offered In The Arts
Security Update and Introduction of the Libertas Society
Mark Dollar, Board of Directors
Dear Liberty Common School Community: We, the Members of the Board of Directors, appreciate each inquiry received and offers of assistance regarding the security of our school. Several engaged parents have made valuable comments and suggestions which have been considered during our monthly security-team meetings.
Outsmarting Smartphones: Reflections for Liberty Families
Jeremy Tullius, LCHS English Instructor
Liberty Common High School has a strict prohibition on the use of personal electronics and mobile devices during school hours. The reasons for this are fairly obvious: academic integrity, student privacy, reduced distractions, etc. However, the dangers such devices can pose outside of the classroom deserve equal (if not greater) attention.
Women's Swim and Dive Clinch Patriot League Championship
The women's swim and dive team clinched victory at the Patriot League Championships on Saturday with an impressive final score of 595 points. This marks the team's fourth consecutive championship title.
Making Good Habits Second Nature
Sandy Stoltzfus—Principal, Plato Campus
When asked whether there is bullying at Liberty Common School, I typically respond with something like, “Well, we have over 1,400 human beings on our campuses [pause].” I follow this response by emphasizing a few things:
Senior Speakout 2024
Kathleen Kearney, LCHS Assistant Principal
Liberty Common High School has a beautiful tradition originating with its first graduating class – the Senior Speakout.