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
Classes Offered (17 AP Courses, 22 Honors, 7 Dual-Enrollment)
Student Clubs and Organizations
Classes Offered In The Arts
A Girl of the Limberlost
Jenna Allen, Plato Campus Assistant Principal
The Literacy Review Team (LRT) evaluates and discusses book proposals for the Liberty Great-Books List, using a rubric focusing on lasting value, life impact, philosophical depth, and literary complexity, with one of their recent additions being "A Girl of the Limberlost" by Gene Stratton-Porter.
George Berkeley: Perception, Empathy, and Reality
Chris Reynolds, LCHS Assistant Principal
George Berkeley, the Bishop of Cloyne, is credited with the creation of “subjective idealism.” For the sake of everyone’s time and interest, his philosophy can be boiled down to his most famous phrase from Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge, which is “esse est percipi,” or “to be is to be perceived.”
New Website, New Goals for the Board of Directors
Cindy Skalicky, Board of Directors
Welcome back to a brand new school year. We are excited to see the hustle and bustle of another exciting year of learning, growth, character building and fun. One change you might notice this year, is a greater presence of Board Members at events and gatherings.
Character Education In Practice
Kathleen Kearney, LCHS Assistant Principal
Why might character education, out of all the topics, be of the greatest importance? The answer is simple – character education is at the core of everything we do here at Liberty Common...
Ainsley and Josiah Caught a Toad
Bob Schaffer, Headmaster
Liberty 6th-grade students, during Tuesday recess at the Plato campus, learned what toads do when you pick one up.