Mission Statement

The McClelland Shool, Pueblo, Co."McClelland celebrates every child by promoting character growth, a lifelong love of learning, and academic achievement in a creative and safe environment."


The McClelland School, Pueblo, Co.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 is accredited by the Association of Colorado Independent Schools (ACIS).  For more information on  Colorado independent schools, please see www.acischools.org.  


The McClelland SchoolA group of Pueblo citizens met on January 10, 1905, to discuss the establishment of a home for children.

Andrew McClelland, a prominent local businessman, offered a three-story building, formerly a Southern Methodist Church college, as a home for the orphanage, which opened on April 25, 1906.

Around 1932, plans for a new building to meet the needs of the community began to develop. With a generous donation from the Pueblo Rotary Club, construction began on the new facility, which opened in 1934.

By 1979, a core group of 20 children were enrolled from kindergarten through the third grade and plans were made to expand the age level through the fifth grade. For the next fifteen years, the school settled into its preschool/elementary structure and eventually added a middle school in 1996.