Erie, Colorado… Adventist Christian Education is thriving at Vista Ridge Academy! After a century of educating thousands of children within Boulder County with our beginnings at Boulder Junior Academy, the school’s Board of Directors was challenged with the rapid growth of young families living in the north Denver Metro area. Motivated by a desire to better serve future generations, the Board adopted the bold plan to create Vista Ridge Academy.

Since we first opened our doors a little over 15 years ago, Vista Ridge Academy has provided Christian education to over 600 students throughout the north Denver metro area.  We strive to carry out our mission to provide holistic Christ-centered elementary education, encouraging children to think creatively and critically, problem-solve and explore, collaborate with others, and develop strong character in accordance with our core values.  As one parent notes: “My husband and I have never seen our student this driven and comfortable at school. Two years ago, they were hiding under a table refusing to go to school. Thanks so much for providing a supportive and structured environment. We are forever grateful to you.”

Vista Ridge Academy has been supported by our constituent churches, donors and volunteers. We have worked to create a supportive and welcoming community for our students by providing opportunities to Grow. Learn. Lead. This year, as we celebrate our 15th year providing Christ-centered education to students in the north Denver area, we invite you to show your continued support with a gift of $15 at Our $15 for 15 Years Campaign goal is $150,000. To learn more about our campaign and see 15 ways you can give to Vista Ridge Academy, visit our website at

Sandy Hodgson; photos by Sandy Hodgson, Kelly Meyer, James Christianson