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About Basalt Middle School

Basalt Middle School is a high-performing and award-winning public middle school serving approximately 500 students in grades 5 through 8. Located in Basalt, Colorado, Basalt Middle School is a member of the Roaring Fork School District. For an introduction to our school culture, read our Welcome Letter. We also offer many resources under our Parent, Student, and Resource pages.  

Our hours of operation are 8:05 am (first bell), 8:10am (classes start) to 3:15pm on Mon, Tues, Thurs., and Friday, and 8:05am (first bell), 8:10am (classes start) to 1:45 pm on Wednesdays for Early Release Wednesday. For additional general information, visit our Quick Links page


Resources for New Middle School Families

BMS strives to make transitions into middle school as seamless as possible. Parents can peruse the below information given to 4th grade families to acclimate to the school's philosophies and policies.
Transitioning to Middle School (English)
Transitioning to Middle School (Spanish)


About Basalt, Colorado

The town of Basalt is located in Eagle and Pitkin Counties at the confluence of the Frying Pan and Roaring Fork Rivers along State Highway 82. Incorporated in 1901, the town was named for the basaltic rock formation on Basalt Mountain and began as a railroad town. It is a now a vibrant and diverse community offering recreational opportunities ranging from award-winning fly fishing to hiking to the arts. In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau listed the town's population as 3,857. Students located in designated parts of unincorporated Eagle and Pitkin Counties attend school in Basalt. For more information on Basalt visit the Basalt Chamber of Commerce site.

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