Classrooms Without Walls
International School of Denver students are at home in Colorado and around the world.
ISDenver is the only elementary school in metro Denver that takes students on international trips. Our students’ world travels and shorter treks throughout their home state reinforce our commitment to developing globally minded and interculturally adept students who make positive contributions in our world.
- G6: Breckenridge Outdoor Education
- G5: China
- G4: Keystone Science School
- G3: Snow Mountain Ranch
- G5: France
- G8: Costa Rica
- All Ages Field Trips
- G5; Spain
- G7: Geology Trips
ISDenver 6th grade students spend the first full week of school at the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center. The purpose of this trip is to bond our sixth grade cohort together, participate in team building activities, introduce students to the IB Learner Profile and review expectations for the MYP. Activities during these four days include hiking, rock climbing, ropes courses, canoeing and team building games.
Our 5th graders enrolled in our Chinese program travel to China with our faculty for ten days in the spring. Through immersion experiences, they visit Chinese schools and work with their students, learn history at Tiananmen Square, visit the Great Wall of China, and navigate the country using their advanced language skills.
ISDenver 4th graders from all language programs travel together to the Keystone Science School (KSS) for one week of intensive science instruction in English. Led by Keystone faculty, the students learn about water conservation, forest and aquatic ecology and environmental issues.
Our third graders spend a week in the fall at YMCA's Snow Mountain Ranch near Winter Park. They engage in outdoor and envionmental education programs, including a climbing, hiking, and other team building activities. This provides third graders an opportunity to spend time and both with students across all language programs.
ISDenver 5th graders enrolled in our French program visit Brest, France, Denver's sister city, for an exchange program with E'cole Saint Louis. Our students live with French families for 10 days, immersing themselves in the school and culture of Brest, and take several class trips around the region. In the spring, the students from France join us at ISDenver to complete the exchange program, where they stay with our families for a week, attend ISDenver, and explore Colorado with their fellow 5th graders.
Our school believes in the power of experiential learning that takes students well outside the bounds of the classroom. All students are invited to participate in multiple off-campus trips each school year. Popular destinations include the Denver Art Museum, the Denver Zoo, local farms, international food markets, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.
ISDenver 5th graders enrolled in our Spanish program spend ten days near Valencia, Spain, Denver's sister city. Accompanied by ISDenver faculty, students live with host families, attend a Spanish school and take educational trips throughout the region. In the spring, the students from Spain join us at ISDenver to complete the exchange program, where they stay with our families for a week, attend ISDenver, and explore Colorado with their fellow 5th graders.
In collaboration with their Earth science studies, ISDenver 7th graders spend a week every spring on geology-focused field trips around Colorado. They visit Table Mountain, the National Earthquake Center, Cave of the Winds, Clear Creek and more to see their schoolwork in action and engage in hands-on geology lessons.