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DPS Elementary

Teach Your Children Well

Elementary School

The elementary school program provides students in grades one through five instruction in reading, English, computer science, mathematics, social studies, science, fine arts, music, health, and physical education. Kindergarten programs provide instruction in the basics with an emphasis on skill development. Denver’s unique physical education program includes Fall and Spring computerized fitness reports to parents.

Elementary Options

The Challenge Program and the Highly Gifted Program provide stimulating challenges for gifted and talented students.

Gilpin Extended Day School provides Rockefeller Award-winning before-and-after-school day care and education at a nominal fee. Such electives, as violin, ballet, scouts, and gymnastics are available.

Knight Fundamental Academy provides students with the basic subjects plus music and art and sets high academic expectations and a code of pupil behavior. Strong parent commitment is required.

Elementary Extracurricular Programs

  • Balarat Outdoor Education Center, located in the mountains, provides every child in the fifth grade and other grades an opportunity to learn about ecology and the environment and experience outdoor living.
  • Kids Slope (ski instruction)
  • Science Expo
  • Spelling Bee
  • Reading is Fundamental (RIF)
  • Young Authors’ Conference
  • University for Youth
  • Odyssey of the Mind
  • Citywide Orchestra

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