• Discovery Month

    Open House 1 of 3

    Mapleton Public Schools is hosting a series of Open House events in January so families can learn about our schools while taking a look around our schools. The schools listed below will be open from 5:30-7 p.m. for families to stop by and visit. There is no formal agenda. This Open House event is a chance for you to meet some teachers, learn about our curriculum, meet other students and parents, and explore opportunities available to you and your family. 

    We hope to see you there! 

  • Explore PK-8
    10310 York St., Thornton, CO 80229 | 303.853.1170

    Welcome to Explore PK-8!
    Explore PreK-8 is an Expeditionary Learning (EL) Learning School where students live and learn by the motto, “the world is our classroom.” Explore’s unique placement on historic farmland encourages learning beyond the classroom walls, and the natural wonder of the environment around the school makes explorers out of every Explore student. Learning comes to life through community-based expeditions, which are long-term, in-depth studies that offer real-world connections and inspire higher levels of academic achievement. Strong community partnerships help students become active learners and leaders where they live.


    Preschool on Poze
    2410 Poze Blvd., Thornton, CO 80229 | 303.853.1570

    Welcome to Preschool on Poze!
    At Preschool on Poze, Mapleton’s youngest learners begin to build a strong foundation for their educational journey through caring, supportive, and expert early childhood teachers.  As a community leader in early childhood education, Mapleton proudly offers inclusive, engaging, and supportive toddler and preschool programs led by compassionate experts in early childhood education (ECE). Each preschool classroom is staffed by a highly qualified and licensed teacher to assure our early childhood education programming is grounded in education and every classroom experience is a learning experience. Our ECE curriculum is grounded in the Colorado Early Learning and Development Guidelines, and we provide a compassionate, supportive and encouraging environment for students to practice and develop important social and emotional skills.


    York International School
    9200 York St., Thornton, CO 80229 | 303.853.1600

    Welcome to York International!
    York International School is a globally-minded K-12 International Baccalaureate school. As an active, rigorous learning community, students focus on college and post-secondary preparation from kindergarten to 12th grade. Student learning is enriched in this K-12 environment with opportunities for older and younger students to interact and learn from one another, after-school enrichment programming, and diverse student leadership clubs and groups. As an IB school, all students have the opportunity to take foreign language classes, music, art, and PE grades K-12. Students are also given the chance to take unique electives such as Design, Aviation, Psychology, Business, Photography, and numerous art offerings. York high school students are offered the opportunity to take AP and college classes. Successful York students are highly active learners and well-rounded students with a strong commitment to academics and the York community.



    Meadow Community School
    9150 Monroe St., Thornton, CO 80229 | 303.853.1500

    Welcome to Meadow Community School!
    Meadow Community School is a K-8 Nature and Science school grounded in ten common principles: 1) Learning to use one’s mind well, 2) Less is more: depth over coverage, 3) Goals apply to all students, 4) Personalization, 5) Student-as-worker, teacher-as-coach, 6) Demonstration of mastery, 7) A tone of decency and trust., 8) Commitment to the entire school, 9) Resources dedicated to teaching and learning, and 10) Democracy and equity. Meadow’s strong and supportive relationship with the local community encourages students to explore the world, starting in their own backyard. From conservation to computer science, students master content standards by focusing on real-world challenges and expanding their own creativity. In grades 6-8, students deepen their knowledge through Project Lead the Way courses, nationally recognized STEM curricula, for coding and robotics, flight and space, energy and the environment, computer science for innovators and makers, and more!


    Achieve Academy
    9100 Poze. Blvd., Thornton, CO 80229 | 303.853.1300

    Welcome to Achieve Academy!
    Achieve Academy is a K-8 Expeditionary Learning (EL) school strongly rooted in Leadership. Through meaningful community relationships, intentional service-learning projects, and a focus on student voice, all students participate in opportunities to explore, embrace, and enhance their leadership skills. Students master standards through in-depth explorations of leadership characteristics, as active members of their community.