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Tara Performing Arts High School
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  • Private
  • BOULDER, CO

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

We recognize that human-to-human interaction, real-time relationships, active participation in modern society, connection to the outdoors and the seasons, and engagement with the arts are all essential to promote healthy learning and self-development. We are committed to prioritizing our students’ mental, physical & emotional growth while meeting local, national & global health & safety needs. Learn More

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Diversity
    grade B
  3. Teachers
    grade B+
  4. College Prep
    grade A minus
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B
  6. Sports
    grade C

About

4180 19TH ST
BOULDER, CO 80304
About Tara Performing Arts High School...

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$0
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
None

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$22,374
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
26%
Average Financial Aid
$14,548
From Tara Performing Arts High School

A high school like no other, Tara offers an engaging Waldorf® curriculum, world travel & compelling theater. The heart of our vision is the belief that deep collaborative work in the performing arts inspires an all-encompassing love of learning. Further kindled by the passion/expertise of our faculty and direct experience of culture & history through travel, this enthusiasm leads to academic excellence. The spirit of ensemble – commitment to each other, the school, the community and the world – is embodied in our substance agreement & honor code and permeates every aspect of this education. Tara is striving to balance health & safety with the opportunities our curriculum offers. From spring 2020’s distance-learning to the full 2020/21 school year during which all plays, festivals, academic classes and (modified) trips took place in person, we have learned much about meeting the needs of the community while prioritizing the healthy mental, physical and emotional growth of our students.

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
No data available  
Average ACT
No data available  

Why the Performing Arts?

Tara believes that performing arts are the ideal vehicle for adolescent intellectual and personal development. Our curriculum, which weaves together engaging academics with drama, music and movement, awakens inquiry through discipline and artistic expression. Performance at Tara builds confidence and community spirit, preparing students for success in all of life’s endeavors.

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 7 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 10 responses
  • Trips, Candlelight festival
    60%
  • Advent Dinner
    30%
  • Spirit Week
    10%

Students

Diversity
grade B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
56
14%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 7 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
4:1
National
17:1
Poll
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 7 responses
Poll
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 7 responses
Poll
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 7 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
No data available  
Boys Athletic Participation
No data available  
0%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 7 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 7 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 7 responses

Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C minus
  2. Good for Families
    grade A
  3. Housing
    grade C+
Median Household Income
$69,520
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,554
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$700,000
National
$217,500

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