About Our School
Located in Denver’s Stapleton neighborhood at 2000 Valentia Street, DSST: Stapleton Middle School serves grades 6-8.
Close, caring relationships are at the heart of our approach and our school culture intentionally fosters strong relationships. We prepare students for college, with an emphasis on developing students through liberal arts learning (reading, writing, mathematics, and science). Students succeed through classroom environments that are structured for success with clear academic and behavioral expectations, and flourish in our many extracurricular activities and athletic programs. Ultimately our goal is to ensure that our students are prepared for college, career and life.
Each year, students take a base of core classes, which includes a reading, writing, social studies, math, and science course. Additionally, students have the opportunity to choose electives each year.
Currently, we offer a wide variety of electives. Examples include studio art, drama, and creative engineering.
We believe that by holding our students to a high standard, and through offering them high support, they will thrive academically. Our small school setting allows teachers and students to develop and nurture close relationships to create an inclusive, strong community and a culture where every student is valued for who they are and their successes.
SPORTS & ACTIVITIES
DSST is committed to educating our students holistically through a strong academic program, along with numerous opportunities to engage in after-school programming, including sports and clubs.
Our athletics program fosters participation and enjoyment of interscholastic team competition, as well as non-competitive fitness activities. The program emphasizes high level skill and strategies, teamwork, good sportsmanship, school spirit, character building and fun. The goal is to provide each student with a sense of affiliation, motivation, and accomplishment by balancing a challenging experience with support and encouragement. Students also have the opportunity to participate in after school clubs. After school clubs reflect student interests and provide the opportunity to foster passions outside of the classroom.
The athletic and extracurricular club programs are an integral part of DSST's curriculum and emphasizes living the school's Core Values.
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