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: 6-8

Main Phone:


School Leader:

Katie Ryan

School Hours:

Mon-Thurs: 7:45am - 3:30pm
Friday: 7:45am - 1:30pm


Katie Ryan

Welcome to STRIVE Prep - Kepner

First Day of School!
August 14 & 15: Grade 6 (dismiss @ 12:30)
August 16 & 17: All grades (dismiss @ 12:30)
Monday, August 20: All Grades, full day

Back To School Night - All Grade Levels
Monday, August 20 5:00-6:30pm All families are invited to meet their student’s teachers, get information about what students will learn this year and how to best communicate and partner with the school to ensure your student’s success. ¡

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.