The Patchwork School is an innovative non-profit organization promoting children’s rights and meaningful educational options for all, at the heart of which is a community-based democratic school for children ages one and up, located in Louisville, Colorado.  By respecting children as people with ideas, interests and opinions, and by utilizing our community’s resources, we have created an experiential learning environment that fosters critical thinking and problem solving, develops communication and leadership abilities, nurture’s self-confidence and self-direction, promotes compassion and sustainability, and most of all preserves a passion for learning.  Through the school, our parent education, teacher training, and community building, we advocate for freedom, responsibility and compassion in community.  


Quick Links

School Calendar 2016-2017

Family Handbook 2016-17

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2016 Fundraiser!

Celebrating 10 Years of Recreating School & Creating Community!

Donate Today!




Community Camping Trip

July 7th-0th

Meadows Group Campground

Pike National Forest

S. Platter Ranger Dist


Activities and Amenities

  • Accessible Picnic Area
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Hiking



*A $20 donation is suggested

*RSVP requested but not

required   RSVP Here







Informational Tours

Please call us at 720-271-6729 or email us at info@thepatchworkschool.com if you would like to schedule a tour.


All tours are held at 1428/1436 Main Street - please ring the doorbell at the center gate.


Tour time slots are typically available on Tuesday mornings.



Patchwork Is...




Nondiscriminatory Policy
To foster an equitable, nurturing, and stimulating environment for educational experiences and community building, The Patchwork School affirms that its students, staff, volunteers and guests have a right to be free from discrimination. We invite all people to participate in the activities, events and community of our school. We do not discriminate on any basis (cultural background, ethnicity, race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, sex, disability, marital status or spirituality) in the administration of our care, instruction, admission, employment, or tuition assistance policies.


NEW Virtual Tour!!

See below for an online tour of the school as well as videos interviewing our students, staff & parents!


Potential Infant Program!

We are considering opening an infant classroom in the near future!  Please email: info@thepatchworkschool.com with your thoughts.