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Mackintosh Academy


7018 S. Prince St.
Littleton, CO 80120


Mackintosh Academy Littleton offers one of the Denver metro area’s only private International Baccalaureate programs (PreK-8). Founded in 1977, we are Colorado’s first school dedicated to gifted and creative students. Our students experience an education focused on excellence within a nurturing, holistic environment that honors the hearts and minds of children.

We prepare students to thrive in a changing world. We focus on innovation, service learning, sustainability, and leading-edge educational approaches. Our students leave Mackintosh ready to take on challenges and make their mark, in high school and beyond. A Mackintosh education provides the foundation for lifelong learning and success.

Mackintosh Academy’s one-of-a-kind learning environment nurtures each student’s unique genius. Based on the globally-respected International Baccalaureate program, our curriculum is inquiry-based, hands-on, creative, and engaging. Highly-qualified, trained teachers challenge students at their level and help them thrive to their full potential.

At Mackintosh, we know that skills like collaboration, communication, resilience, courage, and empathy are key to success in school and beyond. We nurture strong and trusting relationships among students and faculty. Social-emotional learning is part of daily classroom practice.

Our International Baccalaureate curriculum incorporates design thinking, innovation, and service projects. Our students are prepared to become meaningful contributors and socially responsible citizens of the world. Mackintosh has been recognized with a number of national, state and local awards for our sustainability practices and curriculum, including:

  • U.S. Dept. of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools Award (2018)
  • President’s Environmental Youth Award (2016)
  • Colorado Environmental Leadership Program’s Gold Leader Award (2018 – present)

Tucked into a quiet neighborhood, our campus features outdoor learning spaces, a greenhouse, instructional gardens, a meditation path, and ample room for both learning and play.

“Mackintosh Academy is a wonderful community of teachers, learners, and caring support. Our son attended from 3rd – 8th grades, and he is now applying to colleges and excelled in his high school and outside learning. He has no fear of new subjects, creating clubs and reading groups around the topics that interest him and his friends. He’s more than ready for college, because Mackintosh helped support and inspire a lifelong love of learning. I highly recommend the school for gifted and twice-gifted students in primary and middle school years!”Mackintosh Alum Parent

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