Boulder families have a number of preschool options. The Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) offers a half-day BVSD Preschool for children who are three and four years old. Preschool classes are held Tuesday through Friday during the BVSD school year.
Many Montessori schools are located throughout the area. Some Montessori schools offer not only preschool education, but also classes through age 12 or 13. Community Montessori is a BVSD school serving children age three through fifth grade. Other Montessori schools include Boulder Montessory School (age 18 months to 6 years), Jarrow Montessori (toddler through 6th grade), and Mountain Shadows Montessori School (12 months to 12 years).