Welcome to Colfax Elementary where the education of your children is first and foremost. At Colfax we have a warm and friendly atmosphere where all students are welcomed and their individual needs are met from Early Childhood Education (ECE) to 5th grade. In our ECE program, we begin with 3 and 4 year-old children in a program based on many diverse learning experiences to build the children’s oral language development. The students are engaged in activities that promote learning. For example, students have gone to the farm to pick pumpkins, they conduct science experiments to determine if worms will help grass grow, and they invite guests to come to sing and read to them. All of these activities help the students develop the ability to converse about a topic.
We continue to build on the children’s knowledge through the grade levels with a strong emphasis on literacy and math. We believe that the teaching is a science and that like scientists we can identify what students can or cannot do through data collection and analysis. Once we have determined the students needs, we engage in the art of teaching where teachers plan appropriate instruction for the students. Instruction may occur individually, in small group or in whole group depending on the students needs. This process is called Response to Instruction. We also use Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) to establish the same behavioral expectations across the school.
You are welcome to come and visit our school. Just call 720-424-8740 to schedule an appointment.
Colfax Elementary School is proud to partner with the Center for Urban Education (CUE) at Metropolitan State College of Denver to support effective teaching and learning in urban schools.