Lenski Elementary

Welcome Back Lenski

Academic Programs / Special Features

  • Nationally recognized as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence (‘98, ‘99, ‘13, ‘19)
  • John Irwin School of Excellence Award (2002 to present)
  • Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award
  • Nationally recognized as the Library of the Year
  • Ranked #14 Elementary School in Denver Metro area by the Denver Business Journal
  • A safe, friendly, child-centered and family-oriented atmosphere. Nurturing and supportive environment with experienced, caring teachers and support staff
  • Meets/exceeds state expectations in academic achievement, growth and academic growth gaps
  • Computer Access: All students Grades 2-5 have 1:1 access to Chromebooks. Students use them throughout the day to collaborate, research, create and problem solve across all subject matters. Students also use class Google Drive and Google Classroom to synthesize their work. STEAM lab; access to wireless mobile Chromebooks.
  • K-1 students have 1:2 access to Flip/Touchscreen Chromebooks. Each Kindergarten classroom has Mimio Interactive whiteboards and document cameras
  • Every classroom has projectors, document cameras and whiteboards
  • STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) opportunities in the classroom. Tech Lab, before- and after-school enrichment classes
  • Integration of technology and STEAM across grade level curriculum
  • Both a STEAM lab and a MakerSpace/Innovate and Create room
  • Library Media Center; extensive collection of ebooks, digital media and printed materials
  • Certified Librarian and Instructional Technology teacher - coordinates literacy and STEAM projects
  • Rigorous focus on literacy and numeracy development 
  • Literacy Specialist, Literacy support services Grades K-5
  • Gifted and Talented Services for Grades K-5 for accelerated math and language arts instruction including the following student activities: Spelling Bee, Math Olympiad and KnowBrainer (sponsored by the Optimist Club)
  • Outstanding Student Leadership Program (Grades 4-5)
  • Full-time school psychologist to support the social and emotional development and mental health of students and the needs of families
  • Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS): a proactive, school-wide approach to discipline which focuses on teaching and supporting positive behavior in all students. B3 is our PBIS motto. All teachers hold a 20-minute community time each day to teach second step curriculum, restorative circles, social/emotional support and community building. 
  • Second Step: research-based behavior intervention program for Grades K-5
  • Regular library/media opportunities
  • Strong performing arts programs, including “highly qualified” music, art and physical education teachers 
  • Extracurricular enrichment activities: orchestra, band, science, Lego club, chess club, movie making, robotics, coding, performing arts, golf and Boy & Girl Scout Troops
  • School Age Child Care (SACC) is available throughout the school year for students K–5, 6:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Students enjoy a wide range of enrichment opportunities and activities. SACC is closed for school holidays but is available on in-service, late start and early dismissal dates
  • Summer Child Care: Summer day child care is available for school age children going into K-6
  • Senior Volunteers Program
  • Lenski has an active and engaged Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) that provides fundraising support via events such as a Fun Run, restaurant nights and more. The PTO also coordinates fun school-based activities including game nights and community events, as well as teacher appreciation and school spirit events

Grades K–5

6350 South Fairfax Way
Centennial, CO 80121

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Dr. Barbara DeSpain

At Lenski, all students in grades K–5 have hands-on experiences developing skills in technology, collaboration, and critical thinking in the STEM lab/Makerspace, and these are integrated into all other subject areas.