How to Enroll

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Join Us for the 2022-23 school year!

Welcome! Thank you for considering Columbian Elementary School for your student. We would be delighted to have your family join our school community.

We are a small school with a big heart, serving around 200 students from ECE-3 to fifth grade. We have served the Sunnyside community since 1892 and we’re so excited to continue to offer rigorous, personalized academics — now with an arts focus! 

If you would like to learn more about our program please contact our Principal, Benita Cervantes, 720-424-8580 or benita_cervantes@dpsk12.net

DPS SchoolChoice round two is open! Visit schoolchoice.dpsk12.org for more information and to apply!

How to Enroll

New Students: NEW students enrolling to Columbian Elementary for the next school year must provide the following documents:

  1. Birth Certificate
  2. Immunizations
  3. Current Proof of Address
  4. Utility bill (Comcast, Denver Water, or Xcel)
    • Date – Must be within six months of the date that the application was received at the school.
    • Address – Must match the primary address of the student.
    • Name – Bill payer’s name must match the name of one of the parents/guardians. If the name does not match, a landlord letter* is required.
    • “Service Address” – The words “service address” must be printed on the bill. Make a copy of both pages of the bill to be safe.
  5. Lease
    • Date – Lease must be current on the date the application is submitted at the school.
    • Address – Must match the primary address of the student.
    • Name – Name of the leaseholder must match the name of one of the parents/guardians. If the name does not match, a landlord letter* is required
  6. Property Tax Statement
    • Date – Must be the most current tax statement.
    • Address – Must match the primary address of the student.
    • Name – Name of the property owner must match the name of one of the parents/guardians. If the name does not match, a landlord letter* is required.
  7. Mortgage Statement
    • Date – Must be within six months of the date that the application was received at the school.
    • Address – Must match the primary address of the student.
    • Name – Name of the property owner must match the name of one of the parents/guardians. If the name does not match, a landlord letter* is required.
  8. Landlord letter
    • A signed and dated letter from the landlord/property owner that states the student and his/her family live at the primary address listed on the application. This letter must accompany any proof of address that is not in the name(s) of the parent(s)/guardian(s) listed on the application.
  9. 30 days of consecutive income statements – ECE enrollments only