Classrooms Without Walls – experiential learning, if you will – brings our students into the community, and brings the community to our students, faculty, and families. Service learning is key to global citizenship; expendable resources enable projects for all learners, regardless of age. Through this initiative, we're bringing presentations to campus, including Jayme Stone's LOMAX project, professional development on Project-Based Learning, and a pivotal talk about the bilingual brain with Harvard expert Dr. Gigi Luk. We are also sending our learners out into the world for opportunities such as the National History Bee championships, increased athletics activities, and on a student art-buying initiative to help develop a mobile gallery via the Cherry Creek Arts Festival.
ISDenver's RISE campaign was the largest community-led philanthropic capital campaign in the school’s history, funding the construction of the Mary Louise Evans building: a thriving hub for our entire community, and home to the Middle School.
At last year's Global Gala, our community rallied together to raise funds to add a new hero to our team: an Education Technology Specialist. We're thrilled to welcome Steven Lamb to our community, and had the chance to interview him firsthand!
ISDenver’s Pay It Forward Fund has been a perfect example of one big, united family taking care of all its members in a time of need. Because of the amazing generosity of those who could help, more than $100,000 was paid forward, and over 40 students who were at risk of not being able to stay at ISDenver have been able to continue their educations here.