Elementary | Grades 1-5

Denver Academy Elementary School

Denver Academy is committed to the development of the whole child, starting at the elementary level. Our program and curriculum are designed to foster a love of learning and self-awareness. DA’s Elementary School strives to enhance basic academic skills while exploring areas of individual strengths and honoring a diversity of learners. We deliver our curriculum through the use of Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences by varying teaching strategies to address diverse learning styles. We stress the character virtues of respect and responsibility while encouraging personal student growth and individuality within a caring and safe environment.

Our goal is to help our students reach their potential by working at an independent level in an inclusive, attentive community. This all starts by hiring and training dynamic teachers. All of our Elementary teachers have been trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach for reading and spelling, Lindamood Bell Visualizing/Verbalizing, and Smithsonian Science. As needed, our Literacy Specialists work one-on-one with students to further enrich their learning and development.

Teachers discuss and examine virtues such as respect, responsibility, kindness, perseverance, generosity, and empathy during our Character Education classes. Conflict resolution, maintaining friendships, creating a sense of community, and self-advocacy are also modeled during this class.

All students participate in drama, art, and music. Students are introduced to the digital arts and computer use through a specialized technology class. Finally, every elementary student attends physical education class on a daily basis! The P.E. program stresses healthy living while introducing students to a variety of sports and athletic skills.

New for the current school year is the recent installation of the Campos EPC Smart Lab. The Lab will provide our students in Elementary through 6th grade with the opportunity to pursue project-based learning in the areas of science, math, art, and technology.

Ultimately, students enrolled in the DA Elementary School realize that school and learning are fun!

Elementary Team

List of 7 members.

  • Photo of Lori Hull

    Lori Hull 

    Head of Lower School
    (303) 777-5870 ext 208
  • Photo of Jennifer Perry

    Jenn Perry 

    Dean of Elementary School
    (303) 777-5870 ext 235
  • Photo of Gay Carlson

    Gay Carlson 

    Elementary School Teacher
    (303) 777-5870 Ext 313
  • Photo of Hannah Crawford

    Hannah Crawford 

    Elementary School Teacher
    (303) 777-5870 Ext 311
  • Photo of Olivia Jennings

    Olivia Jennings 

  • Photo of Kyla Pellouchoud

    Kyla Pellouchoud 

    Elementary School Teacher
    (303) 777-5870 ext 277
  • Photo of Jessica Prezkuta

    Jessica Prezkuta 

    Assistant to Lower School Head/Teacher's Assistant
    (303) 777-5870