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​​​​​ At Manhattan Middle School, students learn to combine academic excellence, artistic discipline, and social mindfulness to design solutions and successes. 

Principal John Riggs

Assistant Principal Brent Graham


Address: 290 Manhattan Drive

City: Boulder

State: CO

Zip: 80303

Office Phone: 720.561.6300

Fax: 720.561.6301

Attendance Phone: 720.561.6302

Counseling Phone:  

Counseling Fax:  


Daily Schedule:

The Principal's Blog

8:40-3:44 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

9:55-3:44 Wednesday​

Office Hours: 7​:30-4:00

About Our School:

Manhattan Middle School offers an academically rigorous and caring, student-centered learning environment. While Manhattan is a neighborhood school, it is also an arts focus school that offers in-depth study of various art forms for students who wish to focus on a specific arts discipline and a Spanish Dual Language Program designed for students continuing elementary bilingual education. Manhattan also offers a traditional middle school program with a variety of electives in the arts, world languages and technology, as well as accelerated math classes and Gifted and Talented programming. Our challenging BVSD curriculum is tiered to meet the needs of diverse learners. In addition, Manhattan offers the same extracurricular sports as all BVSD middle schools as well as many before and after school clubs. Clubs change each year. Here are a few active Manhattan clubs: zoo club, jazz band, art club, theater productions and Junior Thespians, Math Counts, multicultural groups, and Allies, an anti-bullying group that celebrates differences.

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Mission statement:

​​​​​​At Manhattan Middle School, students learn to combine academic excellence, artistic discipline, and social mindfulness to design solutions and successes. 

Vision statement:

Manhattan's arts integration and passionate educators inspire confident, connected, capable human beings who innovate and think critically.

Academic Goals:


Our Academic goals are (1) to be the highest performing middle school in our district, (2) to close the achievement gap, and (3) to ensure that all student populations are equally represented in all school activities.

Student/Teacher Ratio: 16.5/1

Funded Headcount: 497

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Enrollment FTE: 495.5

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School Code: MAM