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.
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.
"I believe that all humans are entitled to live a life that allows them to have dignity...which comes from the equal opportunity to achieve all that they can during their short time on earth."
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.
“Imagine the world and you are not in it.” This is how I began my recent lesson with our 4th grade French learners. While the end goal was for learners to understand how it isn’t just enough to NOT be racist, we must instead be Anti-Racist, the most important part of the lesson was the conversation that happened before the conclusion was reached.
Introducing our 2020-21 counseling team - plus, a link to our digital reading rooms!
Of all the school communities, it is ours who should talk about this. The most important thing is to have the conversations - today and always. And realize that our individual perspectives are not the experience of others. Listening, and learning, is essential to moving forward.