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Welcome From Our Headmaster

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

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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.

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Classical, Proven, and Timeless

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.

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Virtue Education

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.

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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. 

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One School

Three Campuses


Liberty Common School consists of three 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 this section to learn more about our campuses.

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“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”

― Aristotle

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"The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things."

― Plato

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“Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
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"The shortest and surest way to live with honour in the world, is to be in reality what we would appear to be; and if we observe, we shall find, that all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice of them."

― Socrates

Campuses Locations

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Elementary - Aristotle Campus

Grades K-5, Southwest Fort Collins

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Elementary - Plato Campus

Grades K-6, Northeast Fort Collins

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Junior High

Grades 7-8, East Fort Collins

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High School

9th-12th Grade, East Fort Collins

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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.


Grades Offered


Unique Order and House System


Sports Offered Grades 6-12




Student Clubs and Co-curriculars


Classes Offered In The Arts






Years of Excellence

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