How Is Our School Unique?
Founded in 1875 as part of the Preparatory School for the University of Colorado (CU), Boulder High is the oldest established high school in Colorado. To this day, we maintain a strong and unique partnership with CU. As an Advanced Placement (AP) Focus School, Boulder High offers one of the most comprehensive programs in the state, with nearly 30 AP courses across multiple disciplines and grade levels. Visual and performing arts have an excellent reputation. The pottery, photography and video production studios and science labs are state of the art. Boulder High has one of the district’s largest Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education (CLDE) programs, previously called ELD, serving students from 30 countries who speak dozens of languages with English as their second language. We also offer classes in five world languages: Spanish, French, German, Japanese and Latin.
Our downtown Boulder location provides our students with an enriched, expanded learning environment, where walking field trips allow convenient access to a plethora of learning opportunities, including visiting guest speakers/artists, cultural community activities, and CU’s libraries. Additionally, our proximity to CU benefits many of our juniors and seniors who take classes there. Boulder High is rich in diversity, and our staff and student body embrace, value, and respect the many cultural and social differences present throughout our school.
Our student body has a richness in diversity and talent that exemplifies the Boulder community. Our staff is committed to uncovering, sharpening, and supporting the development of our students' rich talents. Our aim is to produce graduates who are not only prepared intellectually for their futures but also have been offered every opportunity to find success.