Academic Overview

Prairie Ridge Elementary offers highly rigorous instruction, aligned with state standards and curriculum, and has a focus on the 4 Cs of 21st-century learning: critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication. Instruction is supported by large uninterrupted blocks of class time, whole group, small group, and individualized instruction. Prairie Ridge plans learning to include reading and writing in every content, and believes this solidifies understanding and builds literate citizens. Prairie Ridge ensures all needs are met through differentiated learning. Teachers work collaboratively to focus their instruction based on the strengths and next steps of their learners. 

Recent News

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May 16, 2024

2024 St. Vrain 4.0+ Grads Around the World

We are preparing our students for their future by giving them a strong competitive advantage and cultivating a drive for learning and continued growth.  See where our 4.0+ graduates are attending college in the fall. APEX Homeschool ProgramGenevieve CarterSedona ParsonsSarah RingeonGarrett SchmokerIan Wicht Erie High SchoolLauren AdamsBrianna AdamsMaya BallMichaelis BarelaMaritza BarriosAshlie BellowsTeagan BischoffDawson BlileyMaria BogdanJacob […]

May 15, 2024

Prairie Ridge Elementary Kindergarteners Embrace Learning Through Seed Planting

Kindergarten students at Prairie Ridge Elementary delved into the wonders of plant life cycles through an engaging seed planting unit, enhancing their understanding of nature and sparking their curiosity. “We were inspired to incorporate seed planting into our curriculum as it gives students firsthand experiences with the plant life cycle,” shared Katy Pelenis, Kindergarten teacher […]

April 30, 2024

Career Elevation and Technology Center’s Annual Plant Sale Returns for 2024

Join us in supporting our Agricultural Sciences program at the Career Elevation and Technology Center’s annual plant sale. This event, a beloved community tradition and a culmination of the year-long efforts of St. Vrain’s agriscience students, showcases the program’s focus on providing students with hands-on experience and leadership development in agricultural careers. Students have cultivated […]

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