History

History

St. Clare of Assisi Catholic School in Edwards, CO was founded in 2000. The inspiration for our school comes from Cardinal Stafford who, while Archbishop of Denver, wanted all of the children in the Vail Valley to have the opportunity for a Catholic education.
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We are a small, close-knit, kindergarten-eighth grade school with one class per grade and small class sizes. We pride ourselves in rigorous academics which follow the Archdiocese of Denver Curriculum Standards. We embrace a challenging, safe, and nurturing environment that enriches the heart, mind, and soul for life. The values that we teach and practice are respect, responsibility, and reverence. Graduates from St. Clare are active in their faith, are positive philanthropic participants in our community, and ready to face all academic challenges they will encounter in their future.

We take as our school patroness St. Clare of Assisi. A noble woman born in Assisi, Italy, in 1194, St. Clare chose to forego her family’s wealth. A close friend of St. Francis of Assisi, she chose to follow Jesus more closely through a life of poverty as a nun. She began the Poor Clare Nuns and had a strong devotion to our Lord in the Eucharist. At St. Clare of Assisi Catholic School, we strive to foster in our students a similar devotion to our Lord that leads them to put Christ first in their lives. Click here to learn more about St. Clare of Assisi.