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Rise School of Denver

4949 E Eastman Avenue
Denver, CO 80222

Phone:
(303) 756-7473

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The Rise School of Denver is an inclusive, therapeutic preschool whose mission is to provide the highest quality early childhood education services to typically developing children and children with developmental delays. In 2007, they were awarded the Charles L. Tutt Award of Excellence in Education by the prestigious El Pomar Foundation. Qualistar, Colorado’s premier independent evaluation program, awarded the Rise School their highest rating, FOUR STARS, in 2008 and 2009. Rise has earned at least THREE STARS every year since 2007. The Denver school is one of six Rise Schools located in three different states. All of the Rise Schools follow the “Rise” philosophy that was developed by Dr. Martha Cook at the Alabama Rise School in 1974, and makes the Rise School unique and effective. • All of Rise’s Lead Teachers have a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education with an emphasis is Special Education and most of the Teacher’s Aides have a Bachelor’s degree or some Early Childhood Education classes. The student-teacher ratio is a very low 3 to 1. • Rise’s unique schedule is very important to the children’s development. The school operates from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm, eleven months out of the year. The longer pre-school day gives the teachers and therapists the time to assure every child reaches their educational and therapeutic goals. • Integrated therapy is one of the most critical aspects of the Rise philosophy. Therapy is delivered into all classrooms five days per week and includes speech, occupational therapy, physical therapy and music therapy. Therapy goals are educationally relevant and are implemented collaboratively by the therapists and teaching staff. Children developing typically benefit equally from the inclusive, therapeutic environment. They serve as role models for children with special needs while they learn important lessons in diversity, compassion and empathy. They also benefit from the therapeutic interventions going on in group settings.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

From the Director:

Teaching Strategies Gold Early Intervention Integrated Therapy

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language      
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Music
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The Rise School of Denver is an inclusive, therapeutic preschool whose mission is to provide the highest quality early childhood education services to typically developing children and children with developmental delays.

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school