Middle School

Middle School Science Students Performing an Experiment

Our academics, partnered with a focused leadership development sequence, prepare students for the most demanding secondary schools. Students thrive as they build lasting relationships with peers and teachers through small class sizes and a community focus. Aspen Academy intentionally and consistently cultivates:

  • Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving
  • Collaboration Across Networks
  • Agility and Adaptability
  • Initiative and Entrepreneurialism
  • Effective Oral and Written Communication
  • Accessing and Analyzing Information
  • Curiosity and Imagination


Welcome to the Middle School! After 13 years in the classroom and the last six years here at Aspen Academy’s Middle School, I am thrilled to be the Middle School Director of this vibrant, kind, and amazing community. I look forward to continuing to support our students’ learning and the work of our talented and caring teachers in this new role. Our Middle School teacher team has a combined experience of teaching well over 10,000 students. I know that we, as a school community, recognize how exciting and important these adolescent years are and how we can support them and make each student feel a deep sense of belonging.

We support them in our intentional approach to leadership development, building their strengths and awareness of those strengths to make the greatest impact in their home and community. Our academic program is challenging, integrated, and engaging. We promote learning not just in the classroom, but with real world experiences and project-based lessons. The
successful Middle School student isn’t just a student who will succeed in High School, but will succeed inside and outside the classroom and be prepared for life. We can’t wait to work with you all as part of this journey.


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What Freedom Means to Me
Sophia, 8th Grade Student

Aspen Academy 8th grade student, Sophia won the Regional Sertoma Club Essay Award for her essay titled "What Freedom Means to Me." Eighth graders from 20 different schools in the Denver area wrote essays on freedom and competed against each other with the hopes of winning the award. Sophia won the Aspen Academy contest and then her essay was given to an independent panel of judges not related to the Sertoma Club and she won the regional award. Congratulations to Sophia!

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Aspen Academy students presenting their book to Kindergarten Mentee
Marie Boneck

After spending several weeks studying, identifying, parsing out, reconstructing, and crafting their own complex sentences in grammar lessons, 5th Grade students all were given the opportunity to craft a fun children's story for their Kindergarten mentees with the working title, "If you Give an Aspen Student. . ." Learn more in this blog by 5th Grade Communications & Literacy teacher, Marie Boneck.

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