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 BuildingStedman 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.

Stedman is a Dual Language school which  means we offer two programs: English or Spanish Immersion. Your child may choose either program, while children from both programs share recess and specials classes together.

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 curriculum:

  • Bridges Math Curriculum 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.

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 4 year old classrooms through 5th grade
  • Students participate in Music, PE, and digital literacy
  • Spanish instruction for native Spanish speakers
  • Community partnerships enhance learning: La Napoule Art Foundation (artist residencies), CHIC, Kids Above Everything, Denver Art Museum, and Literacy Partners.
  • Social and emotional support for students: counselor, school psychologist, and restorative approaches

Before and After School Childcare and Enrichment Opportunities

  • Click HERE to read about our partnership with Discovery Link who provides before/after school care!

Visit Stedman and see what we have to offer! Take a tour of our school Mondays at 10:00am or by appointment.



Stedman Elementary School acknowledges the indigenous people and land of the Park Hill neighborhood and the broader Denver area. We honor and acknowledge that we are on the traditional territories and ancestral homelands of the Ute, Cheyenne and Arapahoe Nations. We recognize that this area was also the site of trade, hunting, gathering, information sharing, ally and family building, and healing for over 45 other Native Nations including the Lakota, Kiowa, Comanche, Apache, Shoshone, and others.

We recognize the Indigenous peoples as the original stewards of the land, water, plants, and animals who call this place home and that their continual ties to these traditional homelands run deep.  We also acknowledge the painful history of genocide and forced removal from this territory as well as the continued exclusions and erasures of Indigenous peoples by government, corporate, academic, and cultural institutions. We respect the many diverse Indigenous peoples still connected to this land on which we gather and pay our respect to them giving thanks to all Tribal Nations and the ancestors of this place. May our acknowledgment be one step in our commitment to dismantling ongoing legacies of oppression and inequities of Indigenous communities in Colorado.


Stedman Elementary reconoce a los pueblos indígenas y la tierra del vecindario de Park Hill y el área más amplia de Denver. Honramos y reconocemos que estamos en los territorios tradicionales y patrias ancestrales de las Naciones Ute, Cheyenne y Arapaho. Reconocemos que esta área también fue el sitio de comercio, caza, recolección, intercambio de información, formación de aliados y familias, y curación para más de 45 naciones nativas, incluidos los Lakota, Kiowa, Comanche, Apache, Shoshone y otros.

Reconocemos a los pueblos indígenas como los guardianes originales de la tierra, el agua, las plantas y los animales que llaman hogar a este lugar y que sus continuos lazos con estas patrias tradicionales son profundos. También reconocemos la dolorosa historia de genocidio y expulsión forzosa de este territorio, así como las continuas exclusiones y borrados de los pueblos indígenas por parte de instituciones gubernamentales, corporativas, académicas y culturales. Respetamos a los diversos pueblos indígenas que aún están conectados a esta tierra en la que nos reunimos y les presentamos nuestro respeto dando gracias a todas las naciones tribales y a los antepasados de este lugar. Que nuestro reconocimiento sea un paso en nuestro compromiso de desmantelar los legados continuos de opresión e inequidad de las comunidades indígenas en Colorado.