STRIVE Prep - Kepner

"We are on a mission to ensure that the students and families of Southwest Denver have access to a world-class education and life of opportunities. I am honored to be a part of this mission and so proud of the hard work our students put in as they move closer to college every day."

Katie Ryan, Principal

Grades Served: 6-7

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School Leader:

Katie Ryan

School Hours:

M-Th: 8 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 1:50 PM


Katie Ryan

Welcome to STRIVE Prep - Kepner

Throughout Quarter 2, I spoke with many families who have shared reflections about the value of building and maintaining a compassionate and dignified community. I share your passion for an inclusive and loving environment in which all students feel loved, valued and successful. As we enter Quarter 3, continue to challenge and support our students in achieving their academic goals, I know we are moving closer to creating the world our children deserve. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your partnership in this mission and for sharing your reflections with us.

Please read all of the information below for upcoming events, and more opportunities, for us to support and celebrate as a community in 2018:

  • 1/25, 5:00-6:00pm- Kepner Parent Council: Parents are invited to share feedback to strengthen school community (room 204)

  • 2/01-2/28- FUNbruary! (check out our Facebook page for the schedule of themed-days for students)

  • 2/16, 2:30-4:30pm: Student Spring Dance (Please note, students who have no Office Referrals and who have not been in Reflection for 2 weeks may attend).

  • 2/19: Presidents Day: No School

  • 3/01: Spring Arts Extravaganza (Art Gallery and Dance Performance)

  • 3/02: 6th Grade field trip to University of Colorado- Denver

  • 3/07-3/08: Quarter 3 Interim Assessments (dismissal at 12:30pm)

  • 3/09: Teacher Professional Development: No School

  • 3/15: Kepner Parent Council: Please join us for a Family Salsa Cook Off, prizes will be awarded!

  • 3/22: Required Parent-Student Conferences

I hope to see you all at our upcoming events and look forward to a strong start to 2018!

Katie Ryan

Scholar Shoutout

STRIVE Prep – Kepner is full of student leaders! Several of our students are taking the role of founding scholars very seriously by initiating student organizations. Two, in particular, Michael and Gio, have persevered in creating a newspaper club and a leadership organization. Thank you to both scholars (and all Mustangs who are still brainstorming) for striving to improve our school and community.

Student Life

  • Daily Art, Music or Physical Education
  • Annual College Visits
  • Student Leadership
  • Flag Football
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Track & Field

Community Partnerships

Every child can benefit from local community resources and even learn how to one day contribute to their own communities.  Together, our community will determine the partners best suited to meet our students’ needs.

We open our doors every day to prepare students for academic success from kindergarten through college, with an excellent public education of high standards, structure and accountability.