Admissions and Assessment

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We enroll children from families that embrace the school’s mission and educational perspective. To promote socio-economic diversity, the school offers a financial aid program for qualified families. Both of our locations use the same admissions process to be sure that every prospective student and family are able to explore what we offer in hopes that our philosophies fit their needs.

If you are interested in setting up a tour, please contact us:

Maslow on Hillcrest: (970) 252-3399
Bright Beginnings at CO Outdoors: 970-650-2669



How to Get Started


Schedule Your School Tour


Gather Basic Student Information

Match You to a Classroom

(Enroll or Place on Waitlist)

Get Our Enrollment Packet after Enrollment

It’s time to start!



Application Fee

Students who haven’t attended Bright Beginnings or Maslow Academy will be assessed to determine their academic, social, and emotional skills. This helps us properly place your child into the classroom that best fits their needs.

Primary Class only (first through third grade) – a $50 application fee covers this assessment as well as the associated administrative tasks. Current students have already been assessed, therefore do not need to pay the application fee.

Non-Refundable Deposit

Primary Class only (first through third grade) – a non-refundable registration deposit of $150 is due and payable on or before April 1st of the preceding year to reserve a place for a re-enrolling student, and within two weeks of receipt for new students. The deposit is then used as the materials fee for the school year.

Refundable Deposit

A refundable deposit (infants through K/1) of a half month’s tuition is due and payable on or before the date of enrollment. This deposit will stay on the child’s account until they leave the school, at which point the deposit will be applied to the account and refunded if the account is paid in full. Refunds can take up to 60 days.


What Does Tuition Cover?

Tuition includes all classroom supplies, both durable and consumable, along with healthy, made-from-scratch meals and snacks.

Most of your child’s needs will be provided for. However, we ask our parents to please supply the following (if applicable):

  • A backpack (toddlers through elementary students)
  • A fitted crib sheet and a blanket or a sleep sack (infants only)
  • Diapers and wipes (if your child is not potty-trained)
  • Bottles, formula or breast milk, and/or baby food (if your child is not yet eating table food)

Note: Please speak with our administration staff or infant class teachers to discuss proper storage and transportation of breastmilk and/or formula.

Monthly Tuition

Tuition is due on the first through fifth of each month and is payable online or by check, credit card, or ACH withdrawal.

Please contact our schools for current tuition rates.



For infants and preschool students, our assessments are aligned to follow the Colorado Early Learning and Development Guidelines. The guidelines describe the development of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

Although the Guidelines identify specific indicators of growth and development that are typical for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers at each age group, it is important to note that young children’s acquisition of skills and abilities is also widely variable. It is to be expected that children of the same age will develop particular skills at different rates. Each child will grow and develop at his or her own unique pace.


K/1 Through Primary

STAR: A Bridge for Assessment and Instruction

Understanding each student’s academic level gives teachers the power to help them excel. Assessments are necessary to inform and guide teaching methods according to the success of the individual child. This year, we will be using the STAR assessment to assess students for the K/1 and Primary Class. STAR provides educators with the actionable information they need to build their curriculum and meet their students’ needs, one child at a time.

STAR has been a popular assessment tool in schools across the country, providing accurate measurements of student achievement in reading and math. This tool is fast, accurate, and easy to administer, leaving more time for our educators to grow and challenge their students. All assessments are done on iPads to increase efficiency.

Visit the STAR website to learn more about the assessment tool.

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