STRIVE Prep - Sunnyside

“Parents choose STRIVE Prep so that their students can have a life full of choices and my colleagues and I get up every day to see that come to fruition.”

STRIVE Prep Teacher

Grades Served: 6-8

Main Phone:


School Leader:

Mika Krause

School Hours:

Mon-Thurs: 8 AM - 3:42 PM
Fri: 8 AM - 1:30 PM


Mika Krause

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

6th Grade Welcome Breakfast
Tuesday, August 14 7:30-8:30am
All 6th grade families are invited to our welcome breakfast before school, on the first day of school!

Back To School Night - All Grade Levels 
Wednesday, August 22nd 5:00-7:00pm
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

Greetings STRIVE Prep - Sunnyside Families,

It is with great excitement that I write this letter to you as the new principal of STRIVE Prep - Sunnyside. I cannot wait to join the team and help make Sunnyside an incredible school for scholars, families, and the community.

I am joining the STRIVE Prep - Sunnyside team and relocating to Denver from Chicago where I have had the opportunity to work in education for the last ten years. While in Chicago I was a teacher, assistant principal, resident principal and, for the last four years, a principal of an elementary school. I look forward to bringing my experiences to Sunnyside and the community.

If you spoke to families I have worked with at previous schools, I know they would tell you that I care deeply about their scholars and families, have high expectations, and will do whatever it takes to ensure every child has what they need to be successful. My promise to you is to bring that same unwavering support and commitment to Sunnyside.

I believe in every single one of our scholars and their ability to achieve great things. As an educator and principal, I believe it is my job to lead a school where scholars feels safe, are receiving a rigorous education, and are having fun. We want to be a school where your child wants to be each and every day! We will create this by setting high expectations that are clear to all stakeholders and working collaboratively to meet those expectations. I look forward to working closely with each family and will welcome feedback along the way.

Thank you for trusting me with this incredible opportunity and I look forward to making the 2018-2019 school year our best year yet.

It is going to be a great year to be a STRIVE Prep - Sunnyside Hornet!

Mika Krause, Principal

STRIVE Prep Shout Out

Coming Soon

School Based Programs

  • Daily Art or Physical Education
  • College Visits
  • Student Leadership
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Flag Football
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Community Programs

  • Colorado School of Mines – school-based engineering programs and homework support
  • Cottonwood Institute
  • Denver Urban Scholars
  • Family Council

We opened in Northwest Denver believing that all students deserve access to a free, high-quality college preparatory education.