Twain Elementary

Welcome Back Twain

Twain Vision

To empower all students to be confident, lifelong learners who embrace challenges, value themselves and others, and impact society in meaningful ways.

Twain Mission

Our commitment is to make decisions that consider the student first.

  • We provide rigorous and meaningful learning opportunities that meet the individual needs of students.
  • We value and teach life skills that lead to future-ready citizens.
  • We build positive relationships with and among students in a safe and caring environment.  

These commitments will create opportunities for students to learn, grow and lead.

Academic Programs / Special Features

  • Rigorous, comprehensive academic programs
  • Flexible grouping to meet the needs of students
  • Emphasis on developing the whole child
  • Welcoming community events such as Fall Festival, Twain on the Town, School Dance, Veterans Day Celebration, Night of the Arts and more
  • High level of community involvement
  • Opportunities for volunteering in classrooms, PTO, TAC and Parents on the Playground
  • School-wide focus on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
  • Focus on Life Skill of the Month to teach and celebrate social skills
  • Student leadership opportunities including Spirit Team, Community Outreach and Green Team 
  • Use of technology to support higher level thinking and real world applications, including 1:1 Chromebook ratio
  • Innovation and STEM opportunities at every grade level
  • Literacy Specialist, Resource Program and Learning Support Services
  • Counseling Center
  • Instructional Coach
  • Gifted and Talented Facilitator
  • School Aged Child Care (SACC) before- and after-school care, Twain Tigers
  • After school enrichment opportunities, including band, violin, chess, lego club and more
  • Science Fair, Geography Bee, Spelling Bee, Math Olympiad, Know Brainer, Battle of the Books and other teacher sponsored activities

It's going to be a great school year!


6901 South Franklin Street
Centennial, CO 80122

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Niki Vander Velde

Students at Twain use Thinking Maps throughout the day as tools to help them visualize and move from abstract to concrete thinking.