EARLY LEARNING

PreSchool - Kindergarten

Preschool & Kindergarten have morning classes that are focused on building academic essentials with

a strong emphasis on reading fluency. They cultivate the habits of full attention, best effort,

and learning for the joy of learning. 

 

Pair morning classes with optional afternoon enrichment programs

to spend time in nature, be inspired through art and music,

and further experience the Bible as a living story. 

Teaching to the whole child, we focus on social and spiritual development alongside academic knowledge and skills. Our Early Learning students are well prepared to embark on their formal educational journey when they reach elementary school!

2.5 - 4 YEAR OLDS

MORNING CLASS

Tuesday - Friday, 8:00 - 11:45

This class consists of instruction, play, snack, circle time, and various learning activities.

Your child may enroll in this class if they are 2.5 years old by the first day of school and are potty trained. Options of T/TH. W/F, or

T-F.
 

EXTENDED DAY
Tuesday - Friday, 11:45 - 3:30 

During the extended day program students will eat lunch, take a nap, and have play time. This program is open to any 2.5-4 year old regardless of morning class attendance. Options of T/TH. W/F, F, or all.

4-5 YEAR OLDS 

MORNING CLASS

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:00 - 11:45

This class consists of instruction time, Kindergarten prep, play, snack, circle time, and Fieldwork Fridays. 

AFTERNOON ENRICHMENT

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 11:45 - 3:30

The afternoon Enrichment Program consists of lunch time and learning time focused on various subjects. Open to any 4-5 year olds regardless of morning class attendance. 

FIELDWORK FRIDAYS

Friday, 8:00 - 11:45

Fieldwork Friday is an out of the building, off the playground experience for hands on, deeper learning. Open to any 4-5 year olds, regardless of enrollment. 

KINDERGARTEN

MORNING CLASS
Tuesday - Friday, 7:45 - 12:00

Morning classes are academically focused and prepare students to enter elementary school with confidence & skills. 

 

AFTERNOON ENRICHMENT

Tuesday - Friday, 12:00 - 3:30

Afternoon enrichment time is varied and allows time to explore, create, and center time around fun topics of interest!

OUTDOOR EXPEDITIONS

Twice a semester all Kindergarteners are invited on outdoor expeditions, including basecamp day, indoor climbing, snow adventures, and hiking... see Elementary Outdoor Expedition details below!

Check out the Early Learning enrollment packet for more information & tuition rates.

Within core academic competencies, elementary students are challenged

to begin to think critically and grow in self awareness as they take

ownership over their learning process. 

 

ELEMENTARY

First - Fifth Grade

Discover an authentic love of learning through fun, active academic explorations that take place both inside

and outside the classroom. Class time is varied, engaging, and collaborative as students

build on academic knowledge and skills.

 

CORE CLASSES

MATH

Purposeful Design K-3, Saxon 4-5

LANGUAGE

Reading, Phonics, Handwriting, Spelling, Vocabulary, Grammar, Writing Structure

Abeka

SOCIAL STUDIES

Communities - Adventures in US History - Countries & Cultures, Colorado History - Rome to the Reformation, Creation to the Greeks

My Father's World

SCIENCE

Nature Studies - Habitates & Ecosystems - Astronomy & Anatomy

My Father's World

SPANISH

BIBLE

Purposeful Design - The Names of Jesus - Study of Matthew - Life of Jesus in the New Testament

My Father's World

ELECTIVES 

PE

ART

MUSIC

'19-'20 SUPPLY LISTS

OUTDOOR EXPEDITIONS

BASECAMP
September 

Adventure to a high alpine lake for a fun day of learning skills such a knot tying, navigation, scat & tracks identification, shelter building, etc. 

INDOOR CLIMBING 

October

Learn the basics of climbing while practicing communication & teamwork.

SNOW ADVENTURES

February 

Learn to XC skiing, snow shoe, and tube. 

HIKING

April

Participate in an all school hike.

+ ALL SCHOOL ADVENTURE DAYS

Once a semester families are invited on a school sponsored adventure such as downhill skiing at Ski Cooper, stand up paddle boarding and picnicking at Turquoise Lake, or a local hike. The school provides discounts & schedule, but does not provide transportation or supervision. 

Four times a year, elementary students embark on outdoor expeditions like xc skiing and rock climbing to grow closer to classmates and learn technical outdoor skills as they develop character and have spiritual conversations. 

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Sixth - Eighth Grade

When our students transition to BVHS they consistently rank at the top of their class academically and are noted for their leadership and influence socially. DPCA successfully sets students up for a life of opportunity.

 

Our middle school experience is designed to help students

thrive during a time in life that can be difficult socially & emotionally.

Students build confidence and deep connections with classmates through awesome multi-day outdoor expeditions. They deepen their individual interests through unique electives taught by local experts. Students are allowed to excel in their favorite subjects while receiving additional support in more challenging academic areas. 

 

CORE CLASSES

MATH

Math Assessment Determines Course
Geometry Elements, Algebra 1/2, Algebra 1

Saxon Curriculum

SCIENCE

General Science - Earth Science

HISTORY 

Exploration-1850, 1850-Modern Times, World History & Literature. 

My Father's World Curriculum

LANGUAGE ARTS & LITERATURE

Vocab, Grammer, WritingAmerican Literature - World Literature

Progeny Press 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Spanish

BIBLE

 

ELECTIVES

MUSIC

STUDIO ART

PE + HEALTH

SEWING & QUILTING

WELDING & MECHANICS

VIDEOGRAPHY & TECHNOLOGY

OUTDOOR EXPEDITIONS

BACKPACKING
August 

Just before school starts, students embark on a 3 day backpacking trip for orientation.
 

ROCK CLIMBING

October

Overnight camping trip to rock climb & rappel. 

DOG SLEDDING 

December

Experience the rich history of mushing while on a dog sled tour. 

XC SKIING

February

Overnight xc skiing trip, staying at a backcountry yurt. 

HIKING

April 

Leading an all school hike. 

+ ALL SCHOOL ADVENTURE DAYS

Once a semester families are invited on a school sponsored adventure such as downhill skiing at Ski Cooper, stand up paddle boarding and picnicking at Turquoise Lake, or a local hike. The school provides discounts & schedule, but does not provide transportation or supervision. 

EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE

Our curriculum combines components of Expeditionary Learning, Purposeful Design, Abeka, and
My Father's World to meet and exceed state standards.