Peabody Elementary

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Academic Programs / Special Features

  • Experienced, dedicated and caring teachers and staff
  • Rigorous and comprehensive academic program
  • Student-centered focus on educating the whole child to improve each child’s cognitive, physical, social and emotional development.
  • John Irwin Schools of Excellence Award (2018, 2019)
  • PLC Model School 2019
  • #Every Class, Every Child, Every Day
  • Gifted and Talented program
  • Literacy support for students K–5
  • Resource Program for students with learning disabilities
  • District Center-Based program for students in special education with complex needs
  • Student mental health support – 5 days per week
  • Technology: intentional and purposeful use in every classroom to enhance learning, SMART Boards, Chromebooks in all classrooms Grades 3–5, iPads
  • Tuition-free full-day kindergarten 
  • Music, P.E., art and library classes for Grades K–5
  • “Creating Opportunities for Genius” (C.O.G.): An innovative learning lab for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) for Grades K–5
  • Professional Learning Communities (PLC): Teachers meet weekly to analyze student data and adjust instruction to meet the needs of all students
  • Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS): School-wide, proactive approach to discipline with a focus on teaching and supporting positive behavior in all students
  • Highly active parent (PTO) and community involvement
  • Award-winning before- and after-school child care/summer child care program – Panther Pride Club named a Program of Excellence by the Arapahoe County Early Childhood Council
  • New primary and intermediate playground equipment (2020)
  • Other: Science Fair, Young AmeriTowne Program, 5th Grade Student Ambassadors, Math Olympiad, Junior Great Books, Senior Volunteers Program, grade level musical performances, GeoBee; and additional enrichment programs: choir, Robotics, Kidz Art, Mad Science, chess club

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3128 East Maplewood Avenue
Centennial, CO 80121

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Francesca Pappalardo

Peabody is named after Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, who opened the first English-language kindergarten in the United States in 1860.