Welcome to UPES


We provide unique learning experiences that challenge all students to be their best selves.

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Manitou Ute Pass Elementary School wants to welcome you to a new school year and a brand new web site for the Manitou Ute Pass Elementary School. Manitou Ute Pass Elementary School replaces its old website with a new web platform that will bring our schools, students and teachers to forefront of the 21st century.

MS Elementary Ute Pass Elementary
Middle School High School
After-School Child Care
After-School Child Care
The district will be providing childcare from 2:45-6:00PM, Monday-Friday. After-school care will be held at Manitou Springs Elementary School and is available for students at both Manitou Springs Elementary and Ute Pass Elementary (transportation will be provided for UPES students to MSES). Registration is currently open and the start date for childcare will be Monday, October 11th, 2021.
Mountain Academy
The Mountain Academy for Arts and Sciences is a full-day, sixth grade experience at Ute Pass Elementary School located in Chipita Park, Colorado. Our unique size and setting allows our class to learn and experience a variety of topics throughout the school year. 2021-2022 will be the 8th year that Manitou Springs School District 14 has offered this program!
UPES Newsletter
Please read our weekly newsletter. We will post important information about everything that happens at UPES.


BOE Meeting, Monday January 24, 2022

Work Session 4:30pm
Regular Session 6:00pm
Any member of the community who would like to participate in Public Comment will need to email Kendal Kelly ([email protected]) by 5:45 p.m. on the day of the meeting. She will then email you a link to join the meeting. When it is time for Public Comment, you will have 3-minutes to speak to the Board of Education.


Office hours: 7:00am - 3:30pm

Student Hours: 8:00am - 2:50pm

The Village School with a Global Reach

Ute Pass Elementary School, located at the foot of Pikes Peak, serves the historic communities of Cascade, Chipita Park, Green Mountain Falls, and Crystola. Ute Pass Elementary is a small school where personal attention, strong relationships, and rigorous learning lead to unequaled opportunities for  high achievement and leadership development. Our small size leads to big advantages for children – personalized attention, strong relationships, and a cozy, nurturing environment.  

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