Award Winning Denver Schools
Good schools are a parent’s top priority. And Stapleton’s schools are ranked among the very best in Colorado. They’re new, they’re innovative and they come with an entire community of actively involved, well-educated parents who support these Denver schools and each other.
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Northfield High School is planned as a comprehensive high school with a world-class academic program and a full array of electives, athletics, clubs and activities. The school opened with a freshman class in August 2015 and will grow by one grade each year. All students participate in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program. In addition to their core classes, foreign language and PE, students choose two from among nine Academic Pathways to tailor their school experience to their personal interests and goals. The school model will encourage student creativity, self-awareness, and collaboration among students with different interests as we develop a fully inclusive school community. Northfield High School is the boundary high school for all students within the Stapleton elementary boundary and East Park Hill; students in the Northfield High School boundary are guaranteed a spot at the high school if they select it as their top choice in DPS’ SchoolChoice process. In addition, 35% of the school capacity is reserved for choice-in students. This Denver school is located in north Stapleton at 56th and Central Park Blvd. For more information, please visit northfield.dpsk12.org.
The Denver School of Science and Technology (DSST) is Stapleton’s first charter high school. And every year, DSST sends several Denver Public school students into the Colorado workforce by requiring juniors and seniors to complete an internship. It’s all part of why 100% of DSST’s graduates were accepted to college over the last few years.
ELEMENTARY & MIDDLE SCHOOLS
Two of our newest schools that opened Fall 2014 are Isabella Bird Community School and High Tech Elementary, both schools offer ECE – Grade 5. High Tech Elementary shares space with DSST middle school at Conservatory Green. This makes for the second DSST middle school location. The first DSST charter middle school is in the same building as DSST High School at 2000 Valentia St.
Montessori Children’s House of Denver is a private preschool and elementary school that was established in 1991. The school’s Stapleton campus is its fourth Denver location, offering a curriculum that emphasizes science, art, math, reading, geography, cultural studies and peace education.
Westerly Creek Elementary School (K-5) and William R. Roberts ECE-8 are both Denver Public Schools.
William “Bill” Roberts E-8 is a friendly, dynamic, hardworking, high-achieving, wonderful school for kids and their families. The tightly knit community of teachers, staff and students promotes rigorous academics, physical well-being, and character growth as part of their “Whole Child” education. In addition to the core coursework, they offer enrichment opportunities which can include Spanish, Drama, Art, Music, Multi-media Technology, PE, Student Aide, and Dance. In the 2016-17 school year there will be an addition of a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) lab onto their campus. Many of the 850 students continue with William “Bill” Roberts from ECE through 8th grade realizing the many benefits that only on E-8 model can provide.
The Swigert International campus includes two separate schools: Swigert International School serves ECE through fourth grade – adding fifth grade during the 2014-15 school year. Denver Discovery School also serves sixth grade, but will serve seventh and eighth grade by the 2016-17 year. The current Swigert campus is located at 3480 Syracuse St.
McAuliffe International School is an International Baccalaureate (IB) middle school serving grades 6-8 in the Stapleton/Park Hill shared middle school boundary. McAuliffe offers a rigorous and holistic education via elective coursework in world languages, engineering and technology, physical education and the visual and performing arts in addition to the core content areas of math, language arts, social studies and science. In addition to academics, McAuliffe provides students the opportunity to participate in a full array of extracurricular activities and athletics where teams compete with other middle schools in the Denver Prep League. This Denver school is located at the Smiley campus in Park Hill, with bus service to and from Stapleton.
Middle School Shared Boundary
Stapleton shares a middle school boundary with Park Hill, the neighborhood to the west. Residents of Stapleton and Park Hill are guaranteed a spot at one of the shared middle schools in the boundary but are not guaranteed a spot at a particular school, regardless of the proximity to their home. Parents rank their preferred choices during the DPS SchoolChoice process; get more information about SchoolChoice here. The schools included in the shared boundary are McAuliffe International Middle School, DSST Stapleton, DSST Conservatory Green, Bill Roberts and Denver Discovery School. Visit the Denver Public School website to learn more about these outstanding schools.
EARLY CHILDCARE/DAYCARE SCHOOLS
Stapleton’s Primrose School offers educational childcare with expertise in early childhood development.
Knowledge Beginnings is a Denver childhood development daycare center in Stapleton, while the Community Academy offers preschool classes in the former Hangar 61.
The Goddard School for early childhood development uses the most current, academically endorsed methods to ensure that children have fun whil learning the skills they need for long-term sucess in school and in life. This Denver school is located in Stapleton’s Conservatory Green neighborhood – just north of The Shops at Northfield Stapleton.
Acacia Learning Center in Stapleton provides care for children 6 weeks of age into pre-school. Acacia is designed around a developmental curriculum tailored to your child’s individual needs. They strive to cultivate curiosity, imagination, and exploration. Acacia is structured to help children develop with social skills and self-confidence necessary to succeed today and in the future.
Anchor Center for Blind Children, founded in 1982, made its new home in Stapleton and now educates nearly 400 blind children in Denver, Colorado each year.