School at the R A N C H

Raising Awareness of Nature, Culture, and History

Nestled beneath the iconic rock formations of Garden of the Gods, School at the RANCH is a 32-week hands-on educational enrichment program for homeschoolers grades K-6. Following in the footsteps of the Chambers family who opened one of the area’s first school at Rock Ledge Ranch in 1888, we foster a love of learning by focusing on nature, culture, and history.

School at the RANCH is state-funded, tuition-free enrichment instruction for homeschoolers. This is an immersive outdoor program that uses the rich resources of Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site and Garden of the Gods to Raise students’ Awareness of Nature, Culture, and History. We meet 9am-3pm, one day a week for 32 weeks, beginning August 27th, 2024. (K-1st on Tuesdays, 2nd-4th on Wednesdays and 4th-6th on Thursdays) Each week’s lessons are designed to engage the students’ curiosity and develop a sense of wonder about a specific theme. The lessons are taught almost exclusively outdoors, using art, literature, games, and hands-on scientific exploration.

Contact Information

Contact our Ranch Educators by emailing

or Jay Zarr, Director of Experiential Learning at or call 719-251-8773 with questions.

School at the RANCH

Homeschool Enrichment

For the ’24-’25 school year:
K-1st grade meets at the Ranch 
on Tuesdays from 9am-3pm.

2nd-4th grade meets at the Ranch 
on Wednesdays from 9am-3pm.

4th-6th grade meets at the Ranch 
on Thursdays from 9am-3pm

Register for '24-'25 academic year!

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