The McClelland School fosters a safe environment for community, curiosity, and critical thinking.

Welcome to Pueblo's BEST Independent School

We are a small, coeducational preschool (age 3) through eighth-grade independent school with an outstanding, robust academic program.  All our students in preschool-8th grade receive Spanish, music, art, P.E. as part of our regular curriculum.  These classes are taught by subject specialists that are experts in their field.  The McClelland School’s core values of Curiosity & Exploration, Perseverance, Achievement, and Family & Community influence all aspects of our learning environment.  Our students’ academic needs and social-emotional skills are met within a nurturing, safe, and structured environment.

The McClelland School Admission Process

The application process is outlined below. Students will be admitted when the following steps have been successfully completed with academic records, citizenship and classroom readiness being considered.
The admissions office may adjust the schedule to meet the needs of individual families.


Contact us to schedule a campus tour.


Completion of Application and Release of Records.
Submit application for Indexed Tuition rates, if applicable.


Submit required letters of recommendation.


Submission of signed enrollment contract and deposit.

McClelland School Core Values

Based on input and prioritization from the McClelland School Board of Trustees and faculty, four core values were selected that best represent The McClelland School. These four core values were shaped and will reinforce the School’s mission and vision to promote character growth, a love of learning, and academic achievement. Additionally, the core values meld with the School’s five-year strategic plan and help guide how the School works and interacts.

Curiosity and Exploration

The McClelland School strives to provide a dynamic and positive environment that encourages student curiosity (or a desire to learn) through exploration and joyful learning.


The McClelland School understands that for each student to achieve personal success it takes effort, courage, and skill. To ensure achievement, The McClelland School strives to deliver an exceptional educational environment for all students by partnering with the best educators and professionals.


The McClelland School encourages students to pursue their goals and view their challenges as opportunities. McClelland inspires students to push themselves while maintaining integrity and being respectful of fellow students, faculty, and community members.

Family and Community

Family and Community, including students, parents, alumni faculty, and staff are the foundation of The McClelland School. The School engages and collaborates with families and the community to achieve the School’s mission and vision.

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