We are a diverse and committed community, seeking the personal success and academic growth of every student.
We are a dedicated and loving community, supporting and caring for each other far beyond the classroom.
We are a growing and joyful community, enjoying new opportunities, classmates, neighbors, and friends.
We are an eager and knowledge-hungry community, continuing to improve our academic achievement and celebrating our GREEN designation for academic growth!
We are Stedman. A community growing together.
Vision: We, the Stedman community, embrace our diversity and are committed to excellence in our instruction and our quest for wisdom, so all students will achieve academic growth and personal success.
Mission: As life-long learners, we strive for excellence in everything we do while respecting our diverse Park Hill community. We care about each other and make a difference.
Stedman Elementary School is an historic neighborhood school with deep roots in the Park Hill community. Our school has served generations of neighborhood families with a history of strong parent involvement.
Programs for all levels of learners: Emergent, Proficient, and Advanced
Experiential Learning: Students learn through analysis and exploration of real-life concepts through our rigorous new curriculum:
- Engage New York Math Kindergarten through 5th grade
- Expeditionary Learning English Language Arts 4th and 5th grades
Personalized Learning Supports: Students’ needs are met through personalized lessons and experiences.
Daily Guided Reading: Students work in small guided groups to develop their reading skills; teachers select texts for each individual student’s ability and progress monitor their growth.
Accelerated Reader: Increases students’ love of independent reading. Students take online quizzes after reading books on their individual reading level.
Gifted and Talented: A gifted and talented itinerant teacher supports Stedman teachers in designing lesson extensions and challenges to support students identified as gifted and talented and those working above grade level. Projects encourage creative thinking, cooperative learning, and peak students’ interests in academics.
Academic Intervention: Students who are not yet at grade level in reading and mathematics have the opportunity to receive support in the classroom or with our interventionist. Students receive personalized instruction through computer-based skills practice and leveled math groups with Denver Math Fellows.
Educating the Whole Child: Deep community roots ground Stedman people and practices as we work together to support the whole child.
- Early Childhood 3 and 4 year old classrooms through 5th grade
- Students participate in Music, Visual Arts and PE
- Spanish instruction for native Spanish speakers
- Community partnerships enhance learning: Spellbinders (storytelling), La Napoule Art Foundation (artist residencies), Denver Art Museum, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Company and Park Hill Optimists Tutors.
- Social and emotional support for students: counselor, school psychologist, and restorative approaches
Before and After School Childcare and Enrichment Opportunities
- Scholars Unlimited: Through a grant-funded partnership with Summer Scholars, students can receive tutoring in literacy and take enrichment classes after school.
- Tuition-based before and after school childcare: offered in an intimate small group from 7am-8:15am and 3:45-6:00pm daily.
- Music Experiences: Before school Violin and Choir is offered through partnerships with the CO Symphony Orchestra and the CO Children’s Chorale.
Visit Stedman and see what we have to offer! Take a tour of our school Mondays at 10:30 am or by appointment.