STRIVE Prep - Southwest Elementary

"I have faith in your ability to learn, I care about the quality of your learning, and I commit myself to making sure that you will learn."

Geneva Gay

Grades Served: Kindergarten

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School Leader:

Elizabeth Craig


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Elizabeth Craig

STRIVE for college at STRIVE Prep - Southwest Elementary: Opening Fall 2017

Education is one of the few fields where we have an impact on many lives every day, and this comes with a responsibility I do not take lightly.  The opportunity is one that demands honesty, courageous conversations, dependability, creativity, enthusiasm, and a level of caring for students and the greater community.  I believe that true educational leadership has its essence in the relationships developed between staff, students, parents and the community.  That can happen in the classroom, boardroom, or living room.  It can happen in school or in the larger community.  These relationships throughout the family of a school are the wonderful thing about education, and the reason great schools are truly great institutions.

No one would ever say inspiration is easy, but there are few goals more challenging or satisfying, and as an educator and leader I have the privilege of striving to reach that every day.  We do whatever it takes, we teach until the students learn and because of that commitment, unity and dedication we will help change history and continue to raise the bar for the scholars of Southwest Denver.

At STRIVE Prep - Southwest we believe that our work is part of one of the biggest civil rights movements of our time. Please join me in this movement.

Read more from Principal Elizabeth Craig.

Learn more about the joyful learning environment in STRIVE Prep's elementary education model:

Additional Program Benefits

  • College Prep
  • Student Uniform
  • Breakfast
  • Full Day Kindergarten

Joyful Learning at STRIVE Prep

  • Two highly-qualified teachers in every classroom
  • Integrated classroom technology
  • Regular assessments to individualize student learning needs
  • Extra class time in reading, writing and math
  • Support for English language learners
  • Programs for students with special education needs
  • Daily Physical Education or art
  • Large and small group learning

Community Programs

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.

Every day scholars can be excited to explore their curiosity and grow their imaginations in a joyful class setting.