Directions

Take I-25 to Exit 192 (Ridgegate Pkwy), then proceed 2.5 miles east. Stepping Stone is on the south side of the roadway. View Map

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Report Card: Prairie Crossing Elementary School

For most families with young children, good neighborhood schools rise to the top of the wish list when it comes to buying a home. If you have kids—or even if they’re just a twinkle in your eye—you can feel good about buying a home at Stepping Stone.

Educationally speaking, your kids will be in good hands from pre-K through senior year, thanks to an acclaimed school district that SchoolDigger.com ranks in the top half of elementary schools in the Denver Metropolitan Area. Drilling down a bit more, there’s plenty to feel confident about when you send your kids to Prairie Crossing Elementary School, the nearby option for Stepping Stone children.

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In this case, nearby means less than a five-minute drive—a boon for any busy parent. And even more importantly, this school gets results. Prairie Crossing has earned a score of 8 out of 10 on greatschools.com, and 2012-2013 Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) scores found the school’s 6th graders scoring 78% in math (compared to the state average of 73%), 87% in reading (compared to 76%), and 78% in writing (compared to 68%).

Of course, schools are far more than test scores. They each have their own unique atmosphere—which is important to gauge, because your kid will be there at least six hours a day, five days a week. Here’s the basis Prairie Crossing operates from: “Inspired by our belief that each child is a unique treasure, we challenge students to develop socially, creatively, and intellectually – empowering them to realize their fullest potential.” Not a bad goal at all.

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The school educates preschoolers through 6th graders, and offers before- and after-school care, summer child care, and kindergarten enrichment. There are Spanish enrichment classes as well as after-school clubs (such as a Green Team Recycling Club and March Madness Basketball Tournament Club) that run in four, six-week sessions. And the school has a strong charitable component too, with activities such as Hunger Free Colorado fundraisers and last June’s Belize Education Project, which yielded 5,000 books sent to schools in Belize.

For more information, visit Prairie Crossing Elementary online or call 303-387-8200.

September 22, 2014