Phone: 720.747.2100
Fax: 720.747.2183
Attendance: 720.747.2195

9659 E. Mississippi Ave.
Denver, CO 80247
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Principal's Message

          Welcome to Challenge! Whether your family has been a part of Challenge for many years, you are a new student and family just joining us, or you are trying to decide if Challenge might be a good fit for your child, we are delighted you’ve found us. Challenge School is a unique K-8 learning community focused on goals of high achievement, growth mindset, differentiation, and arts integration - where everyone is an important part of the collective responsibility for student success. Challenge students are distinguished by their motivation to achieve at high levels of excellence in academics, while pursuing strong community involvement. Teachers and parents encourage students to explore new information with innovation, to synthesize information collaboratively, to create imaginative solutions, and to contribute to those solutions personally. Learning to think and to understand their own thinking, students become committed, self-directed advocates who take risks and have strategies for staying in the struggle when learning feels difficult. This combination of rigorous academic opportunities with rich intellectual engagement empowers students to become compassionate, critical thinkers and effective communicators.

          Our school has a rich culture that supports the growth of all students academically, socially, and emotionally. Our mission at Challenge is to inspire students’ love of learning, empower students to excel, and challenge students in all areas of development. We have high expectations for our students, and we are committed to helping them achieve those standards in a safe, nurturing, and supportive environment. We value the partnership we develop with families on our journey to make each child successful. Through that partnership and students’ hard work and effort, we are confident each child will achieve.

          Challenge students are Prepared, Achieving, Cooperating, and Kind. In other words, they are part of the P.A.C.K.! I hope you explore our website to find examples of all of these qualities in our design and accomplishments. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at (720) 747-2100.


Linda Maccagnan 


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