KIPP Northeast Denver Middle School (5 – 8)

What We Do

KIPP Northeast Denver Middle school is a joyful and caring community that works together to support our students to become lifelong learners, innovative problem solvers, and social change agents, all while staying true to their own unique identity and authentic self. By fostering a student centered environment that is committed to racial equity and inclusion, all students experience the highest levels of academic, character and social emotional learning. We are committed to preparing our students with the skills and confidence to live a life of pursuing the paths they choose; college, career, and beyond so they can lead fulfilling lives and create a more just world.

Our Core Values


We value the humanity of a person over all else. We believe that positive relationships are the foundation of all learning.


We work relentlessly to achieve our goals and constantly push ourselves to get better. We believe that all students can and will achieve at high levels while maintaining positive identities and challenging injustice.


We are a team and family and our work is creating a legacy for generations to come. We hold ourselves and others accountable to living our values, every minute of every day.


The academic vision for KNDMS is defined by its rigorous curriculum and instructional delivery that is both engaging and culturally and historically responsive. By ensuring that a broad range of perspectives and diverse voices are represented throughout all contents, middle school students are guided to find their own voice through discourse, inquiry and authentic opportunities to apply their learnings.

Students rotate daily through a variety of content blocks including: reading, reading workshop, math, math workshop, science, social studies, physical education and social justice. Additional academic support is provided daily to our Multilingual Language Learners.


  • Volleyball – Girls
  • Soccer – Boys & Girls
  • Basketball – Boys & Girls
  • Baseball – Boys & Girls
  • Cross Country – Boys and Girls
  • Flag Football – Boys and Girls
  • Cheerleading – Boys and Girls

Clubs & Activities

  • Robotics/Lego Club
  • Student Council
  • Student Ambassadors
  • After School Tutoring
  • National Junior Honor Society
  • Gay Straight Alliance
  • Sims Fayola
  • Chic
  • Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver
  • Health and Wellness Club
  • Arts and Performance Club
  • Denver Kids
  • Environmental Learning Kids

Family Activities: KNDMS P.A.C.

The KNDMS Parent Action Collaborative (PAC) meets quarterly and supports family events at the school, celebrations for staff, and volunteer opportunities.

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.

Family Town Halls

Families meet weekly with the principal and leadership team virtually. During these meetings, families and staff come together as a community, student successes are celebrated, important information is shared, and families can ask questions directly to team members. All Family Town Halls are recorded and shared with families via social media for later viewing. All families are invited to attend these meetings.


Black Lives Matter Commitment

At KNDMS, we believe Black Lives Matter. We believe in social justice. We believe learning is a fundamental right. We believe the education system needs to change, and we will continue to use our platform to make that change. We commit to:

  • As Team and Family (families, staff, students, and community) we examine our systems and policies for racist language and practices. If systems and policies are found to have racist language and/or practices, we revise them or stop doing them.
  • We represent Black, Indigenous and People of Color in our visual culture (bulletin boards, print, walls), reflecting the racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds of our students, staff and community.
  • We use anti-racist language, both verbally and non verbally in our communication with each other. When we hear language that is racist we speak up and disrupt.
  • We provide time and space for open dialogue through forums, affinity groups and community circles for families, staff, students and our community. We recognize and honor the heavy burden that Black Lives have had to carry throughout history.
  • We acknowledge that white privilege has led to racial inequity and commit to naming, understanding and dismantling all forms of racism and white supremacy in our school, community and world.