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.
- Breckenridge Outdoor Education
- Ski Trips
- Keystone Science School
- Costa Rica
- Field Trips
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.
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.
One of the great things about living in Colorado is winter skiing, and ISDenver offers our third graders the opportunity to participate in a week-long and program including skiing instructions, studying and team-building. This provides third grade students an opportunity to spend time with students in all language programs.
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.
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.
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.