A Biliteracy Focused Elementary School for Southwest Denver Families
KIPP Sunshine Peak Elementary opened its doors to our founding classes in Fall 2018. We currently offer ECE-3, ECE-4, kindergarten, and first grade, and grow one grade per year until we are fully enrolled with students from ECE-3 through fourth grade.
At KIPP Sunshine Peak Elementary, our work is grounded in our mission to provide an excellent and equitable education that teaches our children to be critical and creative problem solvers, lifelong learners, and activists who recognize and respond to injustice in their community and the world.
KIPP Colorado Schools has called the Southwest Denver community home for over 15 years. Our newest elementary school and ECE program is the result of listening to the needs of current KIPP Colorado families and members of the Southwest Denver community, who voiced an interest in an elementary school for their children focused on bilingual education and a high-quality early childhood education program. We’re excited to join a legacy of success with our middle school and high school, KIPP Sunshine Peak Academy and KIPP Denver Collegiate High School!
KIPP Sunshine Peak Elementary has adopted a biliteracy model. Our goal is to promote and celebrate biliteracy, creating dual-language speakers, readers, and writers. Students receive half their instruction in Spanish and half in English, with differentiated, small group literacy instruction in their self-identified native language.
Our students live and learn in our school’s values of love, honor, inquiry, activism, and growth. We support all learners and celebrate the uniqueness of each of our students. As a Team and Family we will shine!
KIPP Family Association
The KIPP Family Association at KSPE organizes events throughout the year for families. Events include a summer family social, a back to school bash, movie night, Día de los Muertos celebrations, picture me tomorrow, and more.
Café Con Leche
Families meet monthly with the school principal at Café Con Leche meetings. During these meetings there is no set agenda. This is an organic, open forum where families can provide input on curriculum needs, staffing, after-school programming, etc. All families are invited to attend these meetings. Watch for notifications on Flyer and our Facebook page.
Collaborative School Committee (CSC)
Parent and staff committee members are elected by their school to participate in quarterly meetings to discuss the school’s priorities, progress, and practices in order to ensure they are inclusive of family, student, and staff voices. School leaders make decisions about their school with input from their CSC.
CSC Meeting Dates, Agendas, and Minutes coming soon!