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About Explore Elementary

Explore PK-8

An Expeditionary Learning (EL) School

Overview of Expeditionary Learning (Spanish version available)

Explore students are...

  • Students with a natural curiosity for how the world works.
  • Students who want to exercise both a collaborative and an independent work ethic.
  • Students who can't stop asking WHY?
  • Students who want to study what they wonder about and what they care about.

Explore parents are...

  • Parents who feel getting involved is a necessary and valued piece of their child's education.
  • Parents who are excited about hearing their child discuss the glows and grows of their academic success during student-led conferences.

Explore Teachers are...

  • Teachers who model our character traits for students. 
  • Teachers who with love and assume positive intent.
  • Teachers who share their talents to strengthen our community.

School Specs...

  • PK-8, Expeditionary Learning School (EL Information)
  • Approximately 535 students
  • Students present evidence of growth with student-led parent/teacher conferences 
  • Middle school students rotate through four content teachers each day. (Math, ELA, Science, & Soc Studies)


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School Address: (Map)
10310 York St.
Thornton, CO 80229

Phone: 303.853.1170

Fax: 303.853.1169

Attendance Line: 303.853.1170

School Hours:
7:48 a.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Kim Peebles

Assistant Director:
Karen Hoppis

School Secretary
Dana Young