Columbian Elementary envisions a community of students, staff and families that share the joy of learning to achieve a positive impact on the global society. We serve students from Early Childhood Education (ECE) through fifth grade, and are located in the Sunnyside neighborhood. The Columbian community is committed to the actualization of our school’s vision and mission through creating a close-knit community with small class sizes.


Teacher Appreciation!

DONUTS FOR DENVER TEACHERS!! To say THANK YOU to our hard-working area teachers, every Thursday Berkeley Donuts is offering the opportunity for you to purchase donuts and NOVO coffee for one of your local Denver schools and we will matchContinue Reading

COVID Precautions

Updates on when to keep students home: In our efforts to keep our school community safe and healthy, please keep students home when they have any one of the following symptoms: runny nose, coughing, fever, headache, vomiting/diarrhea, sore throat, feverContinue Reading

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Columbian – A Small School with a BIG Heart

Full Day ECE 3-4 Classes

Our ECE classes are play based and full of joy while ensuring our smallest scholars are academically challenged and engaged. Children who are three or four years old before October 1 each year may apply for our ECE program. We have full day programs for both three and four year olds.

Gifted & Talented

Our Gifted and Talented students at Columbian are challenged through project-based learning and personalized instruction. With the help of our Gifted and Talented teacher Amy Barrett, teachers ensure all instruction to accommodates the learning needs of our gifted population.

Multi-Intensive Programs

We have two Multi-Intensive Center Programs, a Mild-Moderate Special Education teacher, Speech Therapist, Occupational and Physical Therapist and School Social Worker. Through the efforts of these professionals we are proud to be able to support the needs of all students

Personalized Learning

All students deserve to be challenged and engaged through their academic pursuits. We develop learner agency and a school culture where all students direct their own learning and participate joyfully and constructively in their classroom and community.