About MSSD14

Manitou Springs School District 14 serves approximately 1400 students from Preschool to 12th Grade who reside in the communities of Manitou Springs, Cascade, Green Mountain Falls, Chipita Park, Crystal Park, and Cedar Heights. We serve over 500 “choice” students who come to our district from other locations in El Paso and Teller Counties.

We offer a “small town” educational environment, and we are driven by our core values of Relationships, Deep Learning, and Opportunity as we serve our children and our communities.


We are proud of our success in meeting the needs of every student. In addition to challenging academic curricula, all of our schools offer art, physical education, music, computer technology (programming, robotics), Special Education, and Gifted/Talented instruction. The high school offers Advanced Placement, concurrent enrollment, Career and Technical Education, and more. All students may choose from many enriching after-school programs (e.g., athletics, visual and performing arts, Connect14).

Core Values

We value authentic connections grounded in trust and respect between ALL people.

Deep Learning:
Our community practices: dynamic, divergent, critical, and global thinking.
We challenge each learner to master, transfer, and apply the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for success.

We provide accessible and engaging opportunities for purposeful growth and visionary learning.

core values

Manitou Springs School District 14 Vision:
Responsible citizens contributing with knowledge and integrity to a dynamic world.

Mission: Manitou Springs District 14 is dedicated to:
• Providing a safe and caring learning environment
• Encouraging all students to reach their potential
• Preparing responsible citizens