Welcome from Head of School

I have been part of the RGS community for more than a decade, as both a prior teacher and parent, and I am excited to continue my journey as Rio Grande’s new Head of School. My son recently graduated from RGS after nine years of attendance and this year, my seven-year-old daughter will be joining Ms. Mitchell’s second grade class. I can personally attest to not only the wonderful education that this school has to offer, but also the care with which the faculty and staff attend to the students’ unique emotional and creative needs.


At RGS, we believe that knowledge is built through both the process of inquiry and the practicality of experience. In preparing children for a world that is rapidly evolving, we believe it is more important than ever to provide foundational experiences that develop students into innovative, communicative, and ethical leaders capable of adapting to the world around them. 


Our exceptional faculty holds itself to the highest set of educational and ethical standards to lead our community of learners. These standards are met through the curriculum they create and designed to provide a nurturing environment in which students can build the skills they need to meet the demands of our ever-changing global landscape.


Located at the base of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains on five acres of high desert, surrounded by arroyos and hiking trails, our school’s campus is perfectly situated for students to engage with both the natural wonders of the outdoors and the academic rigors of the classroom. 


I welcome and encourage potential families to tour our beautiful campus so that they can experience first hand how we are challenging each child’s intellect, inspiring each child’s imagination, and nurturing each child’s desire to learn.


Ahlum Scarola

Head of School