Welcome to MSHS

It is with great joy and excitement that I welcome you to Manitou Springs High School, Home of the Mustangs!

As a Mustang we are committed to:

  • Rigor, Deep Learning, and Opportunity are not just words spoken in our school district, but a guiding belief system in the ways in which we educate our students both in and out of the classroom.
  • Develop students with diverse abilities, interests, passions, inquisitiveness, and critical thinking ability. A commitment to educating the Whole Child.
  • Student voice is paramount in the overall success of a school and the development of strong school culture.
  • Teacher leadership is the engine that drives the MSHS ship. Passionate and empowered teachers are an unparalleled force in the education and growth of our Mustangs.


Letter from Student Body President,
Welcome to Manitou Springs High School - a small town school known for its creativity and mountainous spirit. Manitou Springs High School is a place where students thrive, belong, and grow. The relationships that I have established within the district have allowed me to have so many opportunities to both strengthen my learning and myself as an individual. Each day as I turn the corner around the building the view of Pikes Peak reminds me that there is no place I would rather be. Five years ago I joined this family, and I have not looked back. When I walk through the doors here at MSHS, I feel welcomed, supported, and valued. My teachers are great leaders, and give all they have to this school. Every staff member is invested in each student within these walls. The time they give to support students socially, emotionally, and academically is what makes Manitou so special. Students here find comfort in their relationships with peers and allow themselves to experience all that Manitou Springs
has to offer.

“Manitou is unique.” That is a phrase that you will hear quite often. Manitou is unique in how its teachers care for their students. Manitou is unique in how traditions are upheld. Manitou is unique in its culture of acceptance and support. There are so many opportunities
to become involved - whether through sports, the arts, clubs, or leadership. The relationships built within MSHS have enabled me to desire excellence in learning, a deeper connection to others, and a pursuit of self. Manitou will push you to make each moment matter. To find joy in the small things. To serve others. To understand your purpose. There is nothing that can
compare to a late night bus ride home from a game, with all of my teammates and coaches singing our school song. “Oh Manitou we hail thee. School that we love. We’ll stand together.

And with one accord - we’ll sing your praise forever. We will all be faithful, loyal, and true. Raising our standards high for Manitou.”

I sincerely wish to welcome you to the Mustang Herd. Thank you for your time and go Mustangs!

Abigail Parker