Peak Expeditionary School at Pennington is purposefully different. We are here to change learning and change lives. We believe learning should be challenging, meaningful, and adventurous!  Peak is a PreK-5 school that has a Colorado environment theme at each grade level (Pre K - Shortgrass, K-Foothills, 1-Montane Forest, 2nd-Alpine, 3rd-Riparian (river), 4th-Canyonlands, 5th-Alpine).  Our students will go on outdoor adventures into each environment with the support of Colorado Mountain Club, Snowboard Outreach Society, and other community sponsors.  Students will have a chance to hike, bike, climb, and even snowboard in the Rocky Mountains that we call home.

As an Expeditionary School we offer hands on learning expeditions connected to our curriculum for all students, taking learning outside our classrooms and into our community. Our approach to literacy integrates Science & Social Studies topics that we connect with field experiences as students think like: scientists, mathematicians, journalists, engineers, and explorers.  We believe in a 3 dimensional view of student achievement that includes: Knowledge & Skills, Character, and Quality Work.  Our character education is called CREW, which stands for Courage, Respect, Empathy, and quality Work.  Students engage in project based learning experiences connected with our CREW character traits throughout the school year and display their amazing work throughout our building.  

We offer expanded learning time each day through integrated Science experiences at every grade level & enrichment opportunities that range from Karate, to Chess, to Engineering with NREL.  Our school day runs from 7:50 am-4:20 pm, which allows for students to engage in these rich community based experiences.

Peak offers meals and snacks for all students as part of our expanded learning day, before and after school care, and full day kindergarten, Band and Orchestra for all 5th graders, monthly community engagement nights and outreach and in-reach programs for our families.  




Peak Families,

Just wanted to send one last reminder about RISE night, tomorrow night! RISE night is a true family engagement opportunity where you get a chance to learn more about the day to day experience of our students, their performance on assessments, & ways that you can support continued learning at home. We will provide dinner starting at 4:30 pm and the RISE experience in classrooms will be from 5-6 pm.

Also, as part of RISE night we will have our grade reports for each student ready with feedback in our three dimensions of student achievement: knowledge & skills, character, & quality work. If for some reason you are unable to attend RISE, the grade report will come home next Friday in Friday folders.

Please make every effort to join us for this night as we hope to partner with all families to support our students their learning journey both inside the classroom and at home. Please RSVP to this email if you plan to attend so that we have a basic count for dinner.

Thanks so much & make it a great day!



Mr. "Tim" Carlin

Principal of Fun

Peak Expeditionary School
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