Our History

The Little Red School House was built in 1849, as the only school in the Brush Creek Valley.

The historic structure was used as a one-room schoolhouse in the Brush Creek community for grades 1-8 until the school district decided to bus kids into Aspen.

But by the late 1970s, as young families started to sprout when Snowmass Ski Area took off, local Nancy Dunham saw the opportunity and need for a pre-school and organized a community-wide repair effort that led to the school’s 1980 reopening.

By 1988, the need was so great that the Hildur Anderson Children’s Toddler Center expanded into a former Alpine Bank temporary modular building that was moved onto the site from the Snowmass Mall.

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