Principal's Message

students on pier at lake

Principal's Message

Welcome to High Peaks!


​​​On behalf of the teachers and staff at our school​, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our school’s website.​

​High Peaks Elementary is a successful BVSD school of choice, educating children in Kindergarten through fifth grade. As a BVSD focus school, High Peaks has consistently demonstrated extraordinary success as a learning community by providing a rigorous curriculum designed through the alignment of state and district standards, combined with the nationally-recognized Core Knowledge sequence. There is much to celebrate at High Peaks Elementary. The school has received designation such as a “John J. Irwin School of Excellence,” which is a rating is given to the top 8% of Colorado schools who score in the excellent range in the state accountability reports, as well as the Colorado Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award for academic growth across the student body. High Peaks has also been the proud recipients of the national Blue Ribbon of Excellence Award, three times.  The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.

Our staff has a passion for learning and offers excellent, high quality classroom instruction. High Peaks teachers excel at bringing the Core Knowledge Sequence to life through hands-on, creative instructional methods that respond to the needs of a wide range of students. Our staff provides all students with appropriate challenges, allowing students to work at their ability level, and also offer fluid, flexible grouping and differentiation opportunities to meet the needs of all students. 

At High Peaks, we value our parents as partners in support of providing a rich learning environment for children. Many parents choose to be involved in our school through such opportunities as school improvement and governance, classroom support, and special projects for students and families. 

We are very proud of our rich, exciting program, and are committed to keeping our school of choice one that provides the high quality education you expect and that your child deserves.

High Peaks Elementary provides a solid foundation of academic excellence, while meeting the unique needs and strengths of each individual student. In balance with our commitment to academic excellence, the High Peaks staff strives to provide a positive atmosphere in which each student is valued by providing a safe, nurturing, and inclusive environment for all learners.


Best regards,

Christopher Basten