Academics & Programs
Posted: Jan 15, 2016
Swansea Elementary has achieved a green rating on the DPS School Performance Framework! We thrive on a culture of learning, empowering our students to be resilient, confident, life-long learners.
Swansea celebrates diverse perspectives and cultures, and students are supported in their mastery of the English language with opportunities to foster native language development.
Students are engaged and supported in their journey towards excellence in reading, writing, math, science and social studies, which when joined by enrichment activities in art, technology, music and physical education, empowers them to become life-long learners, celebrate diverse perspectives and be college and career ready.
Early Childhood Education
- Many Swansea students take their first step in education in our top-rated Early Childhood Education (ECE) program, benefitting from small class sizes and programs to prepare them to become life-long learners.
- Swansea Elementary participates in El Sistema Colorado, a program that provides intensive music programs to teach the importance of teamwork, promote self-confidence and instill the value of social responsibility. At Swansea, all ECE, Kindergarten and first-graders will learn and practice violin for 25 minutes each school day. Students start out on paper violins to master the basics of the instrument, positioning, bowing and handling before graduating to real violins sized just right for them. Swansea students in grades 2-5 can apply for two after-school music programs to play music and sing that run Monday-Thursday, 3 to 4:15 p.m. at Swansea, or for El Sistema at Garden Place Elementary (Success Express transportation is provided) from 3:30 to 6 p.m.Call Jamie Wolf at (720) 722-1372 for more information.
- Denver Math Fellows support our students to ensure that every student has the critical thinking skills and perseverance necessary to peform at or above grade level in math.
- The mission of Summer Scholars is to support low-income, academically struggling young learners by providing rigorous literacy instruction and enrichment programs in order to achieve measurable success and to inspire life-long learning.