About McClelland 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.
A 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.
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.