Families choose ISDenver for the academics, and stay for our inclusive, close-knit community of families, faculty and staff.
ISDenver families and staff come from all over the world, meaning cultures and languages beyond the ones we officially offer are represented and celebrated within our community. Between our Signature Events, target language program festivsals, a vibrant PTO, and other offerings far beyond the classroom, being a part of ISDenver is being part of a global community unlike any other.
Isabelle Valot, now age 17, who grew up in Denver before moving to France with her family, started school here at ISDenver in the French program when she was four years old. Her first teacher was current K3 French teacher Dominique Shortridge, who is still very close to the family.
ISDenver's virtual after-school Mentor Club is thriving and providing many benefits for all its members - including language immersion to students who are staying home from school and doing long-term Livestream Learning.
How do we prepare our children to successfully experience the emotion of rejection and failure when we struggle to take it on ourselves? We must look at how we can raise a resilient child to face rejection and failure and come out stronger because of it.
We the people are responsible to each other and our country, and we must make sure that our students know this. This is far from political “side taking.” It is forming opinions and ideas that are actively challenged and it is the work of great schools.
The holidays this year will look very different, and trying to explain that to your children isn't easy. Our Counselor Annie Barocas shares some ideas and strategies for this holiday season - and to start talking about what the holidays may look like sooner than later.
When ISDenver opened for the 2020-21 school year in the face of a global pandemic, having our learners regain the comforting sense of community at school became of utmost importance. Our candidacy for the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) provided a valuable tool for learners from K1 through 5th grade in a two-week unit called Who We Are to kick off the year.