From the Principal

January 2017

Dear Families & Community Members,

Congratulations on reaching an exciting point in your scholar’s academic career; deciding where they will attend elementary school next year! My name is Zachary Rahn and I am the proud principal of Ashley Elementary. I’m thrilled to invite you to learn more about the educational opportunities and experiences that Ashley Elementary has to offer and to tour our beautiful campus.

A school of innovation serving the Montclair, Stapleton and Park Hill neighborhoods, Ashley Elementary is a small, safe liberal arts school. We are a diverse community that not only provides rigorous academics, but also provides strong programming to cultivate the whole-child. There are several unique aspects of our school that make us stand-out:

  • We are Denver’s first 1:1 iPad school; come see first hand what the buzz is all about by seeing scholars use their iPads throughout the school day!
  • One of the most diverse schools in the area, Ashley Elementary is a school that looks like the world our scholars live in.
  • We offer a full range of electives, with scholars taking an elective for sixty minutes a day in art, music, physical education & science/sustainability.
  • A strong partnership with Denver School of the Arts; our extended day has Ashley scholars working with DSA students within all eleven majors, building portfolios to give them the experience and connections needed to apply and be admitted into the program.
  • A  half-day 3 year old program for our youngest scholars!
  • A strong student support team comprised of three special educators, a full-time psychologist and a partnership with Jewish Family Services that provides us with with school-based therapist.

principalI know that choosing the right elementary school for your child can be a daunting process; choice was never around when we were young. In trying to make this process easier, we want to invite you to Ashley to see what we are all about and what we can offer you and your child. Open Houses are scheduled for every Friday that school is in session at 8:10AM. Come watch our community meeting, tour the school and ask questions over coffee! Simply email me at Zachary_Rahn@dpsk12.org to confirm attendance.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about your options and select a school that best fits your child and will set them up for success in the future; they deserve nothing but the best. Please don’t hesitate to contact me to learn more about our school or to schedule a tour. Our doors are always open! We look forward to your visit to Ashley.

In partnership,                                                   

Zachary Rahn, Principal
Ashley Elementary