Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy



PAG Advertisement

The Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy (SUIMA) is looking for parents and community members to sit on their Parent Advisory Group (PAG).
The purpose of the SUIMA Parent Advisory Group is to collaborate with the Tribe’s Director of Education, SUIMA Principal and Tribal Council in developing and implementing the most effective program that is responsive to the cultural and academic needs of the SUIMA students while supporting the mission and vision of the school.


The Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy will provide a strong educational foundation to preserve and share the Southern Ute Indian culture within a Montessori environment.


To provide an environment that creates future tribal and world leaders who appreciate and support their culture, family, and lifelong learning.
The Parent Advisory Group receives input from parents, community members, and others as to the Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy and its educational programs. In addition, the PAG may focus on community projects, encourage and support volunteer activities at SUIMA, and plan family events for the school.
Members of the Parent Advisory Group serve as volunteers without compensation.
If you are interested in serving on the Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy’s Parent Advisory Group, please call 563-0253 for more information.

Come be part of something purposeful and driven.

Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy

Department of Education

P.O. Box 737, Ignacio Co 81137

Phone# (970)563-0253

Fax# (970)563-3695

Winter Safety

Yay!!! We have snow that means building snowmen, sledding, skiing and all other kinds of fun winter activities. Even with all the fun around us here are a few safety tips to stay safe in the snow.

  • Wash hands frequently to help prevent the spread of viruses
  • Wear Sunscreen, snow can reflect up to 85% the sun’s ultraviolet rays
  • Goggles or Eyewear that has UV protection from the sun
  • Dress in layers
  • Waterproof pants and jackets to keep the clothes dry
  • Mittens/gloves aren’t just for Frosty.
  • Take breaks often when playing outside.

Remember not wearing enough protective clothing puts you at risk for FROSTBITE. If there’s concern for frostbite NEVER stick frostbitten part in hot water or place something hot against it. Call your doctor and seek medical attention.

Inclement Weather School Closure


This letter is regarding School Closure for Inclement Weather.

The decision to delay or close school is a careful decision made by the Tribal Administration.

Please call the Tribal Hotline at 970-563-4800 to see if there is a delay or closure.

A REMIND message will be sent to parents/guardians from the SUIMA Administration and/or our teachers as well. Please check your REMIND.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please call SUIMA Administration at 970-563-0253.

Thank You.