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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Education
  • Academics
  • Child Development
  • The Aspen Difference
Aspen Academy Contributors

Supporting age-appropriate learning about justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (often called DEI or JEDI) is crucial in building tomorrow's global citizens and leaders. Learn more about Aspen Academy's commitment to this work in Lower School classes from Director, Dana Kohls.

Events in Our Nation's Capitol
  • Child Development
Kristina Scala

Today’s events in Washington D.C. have been intense and unsettling to our nation and to each of us. We know that our children may have seen or will see the news footage and will have both questions and concerns. As we move through the days ahead everyone of us will be working to understand the facts and implications of the events and navigating the same with our children

Combatting Cabin Fever With Students of All Ages Over Winter Break
  • Health and Wellness
  • The Aspen Difference
Theresa Letman

With the Winter Break upon us, parents often look for ways to keep their students entertained and productive! Need a break from your cabin fever? The game suggestions below come from our Middle School Interventionist, Justin Wimbish.

Taking a Trip Through History to Celebrate the Ute & Technology
  • Academics
Aspen Academy Contributors

Our fourth grade class, alongside STEAM instructor, Katie Behrmann, recently used the architectural contributions of Colorado’s indigenous peoples to explore the engineering design cycle. Using traditional materials, the students researched how Ute people historically engineered their shelters. Then, students performed rigorous testing on these tipis by putting them outside for the night and measuring how well insulated/ventilated the tents were through temperature data. 

Transforming Education and Equipping Life-Ready Students
  • Academics
  • Child Development
  • Health and Wellness
Aspen Academy Contributors

The vision of Aspen Academy in Greenwood Village is to be a “national leader in innovative and transformative education.” When the COVID-19 crisis hit Colorado, Aspen Academy was called to make its vision a reality with a whole new twist.

Elevate Team
  • Child Development
  • Health and Wellness
Jessie Skipwith

Following the love, care and invitation for continued partnership during this week's Town Hall with Ms. Scala, we would like to reiterate some thoughtful considerations to all of our families as we continue to confront head on the variety of unknowns before us. The Mental Health and Wellness of our community remains a priority, and in this time of heightened stress and anxiety, we are here for you.

Original Artworks: Due October 1! (Pre-K - 4th Grade)
Aspen Academy Parent Volunteer

We are excited the announce that we will again be partnering with Original Works! Aspen Academy has been a part of this program for many years now. Original Works allows you to transform your child’s artwork into amazing  memories and gifts.

Jack-o-lanterns
  • Health and Wellness
  • The Aspen Difference
Kristina Scala

Please make note of the updated CDC guidelines and costume guidelines as you celebrate this year. Read on for more.

3...2...1... PLAY! Playgrounds and Parkour Course Open
  • Child Development
  • Health and Wellness
  • The Aspen Difference
Kristina Scala

And oh my goodness...there could have been no greater sight of pure happiness than seeing the kiddos faces as they cut the ribbon and raced to the new playgrounds and parkour course.  The squeals of joy were just pure bliss to hear. One of our Pre-K kiddos, shouted, “THIS IS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE!!!”

HVAC & Ventilation Upgrades at Aspen Academy
Phillip Romero

This summer, our team was hard at work improving the HVAC and ventilation systems throughout the school. The work we have done will help to protect not only students but also the staff. Read on for more details.

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  • Child Development
Cindy Hewatt

This is a year of new challenges for students and families and can lead to an increase in stress for both. An important thing for parents to remember is that our kids are often mini mirrors of ourselves. If we become stressed and anxious we can pass this on to our kids.  So first and foremost, our primary job as a parent is to be aware of and to cope, as best we can, with our own stress. Read on for 12 strategies for managing stress as caregivers.