Let Learning Begin
By limiting our enrollment to 100 K-8th students, we are able to provide personalized care and instruction to meet the needs of each of our students and provide a safe, family centered environment.
RIGOR + JOY
Our rigorous academics are hands on, active, and engaging for all learning types. We work hard together, play hard together, and celebrate each other's growth and achievements with great joy.
Outdoor Expeditions such as climbing, backpacking, and xc skiing allow students to take their learning beyond the classroom and develop confidence, communication, and teamwork skills.
CHARACTER + FAITH
We care about who students are becoming, not just what they know. We emphasize character development and spiritual growth alongside academic knowledge in order to empower students to become agents of good in their local communities and our world.
"Home and family are two great words to describe DPCA. I feel such a
deep sense of safety every time I drop my boys off at school - it is a bright,
cheerful place where they are loved on every day!" -Stacy, parent
Agents of good.
Our school's namesake, Darren Patterson, is an inspiration to kids everywhere that they can make a difference in the world.
Our team of passionate, adventurous educators is dedicated to building
relationships with each and every student so that true education can
take place in the context of positive, meaningful relationships where
kids feel empowered to learn and grow.
NEW TO TOWN? WE'D LOVE TO MEET YOU!
Stop by DPCA to say "Hi!" and let us know if we can help in your transition.
Schedule a meeting with our Head of School, tour our facilities, and have your student shadow to see what learning looks like!
You can help students experience the highest quality education at the lowest possible price by contributing to our tuition assistance fund. We keep our tuition at less than a third of the cost of the average private school in Colorado because we want every child to have an opportunity to experience a life of opportunity through quality education.