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Adventure Elementary

Adventure Elementary

Phase 5 indication for Adventure. This means construction is complete!

Scope of Work

  • Replace school building at its current location.
  • BEST money has been approved for this project.

Adventure Elementary Updates

UPDATE – May 6, 2019

Posted by Andy Leapley on 5/6/2019

Up on the hill above Adventure Elementary, crews are beginning to lay sod and re-install the field equipment removed during the first phase of construction. Once completed, students will be able to use soccer nets, bench seating and a shaded pavilion.

UPDATE – February 1, 2019

Posted by Andy Leapley on 2/1/2019

  • Construction on the upper play area including re-installation of fitness equipment and shade structure is on-going. 
  • Remaining landscaping, including the soccer field, will be installed in phases with completion expected spring 2019. 

UPDATE – January 11, 2019

Posted by Andy Leapley on 1/22/2019

  • Foundations and columns for the trash enclosure north of the building have been installed.
  • The associated concrete pads are nearly complete as well.
  • Irrigation mains have been installed at the upper site.
  • New flatwork has been poured around the upper parking lot, and the shade structure has been successfully relocated.
  • Retaining wall installation is complete at the playground ramp and along the upper site slope.
  • The revised Expeditionary Learning principles are installed. f. The final Certificate of Occupancy was issued on December 7, 2018.

Project Details

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7725 Conifer Rd., Thornton, CO 80221

Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018

Grades PreK–6

Adventure Elementary School Website

Project Budget: 
$21 million

Design/Build team:
CRP Architects/JHL Construction

Original Year Built:

Did you know?

The new Adventure Elementary was made possible in part by a $6 million matching grant from BEST (Building Excellent Schools Today). BEST requires new buildings to meet Collaborative for High-Performance Schools (CHPS) criteria, to ensure new buildings are sustainable and energy efficient.

To maximize the health and performance of students and staff, minimize waste, and save precious operating dollars, Adventure has been designed with the following high performance aspects:

High efficiency lighting
Low volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) 
Solar Tubes
Heating and cooling fans
CO2 sensors
Construction waste
Recycled and regional content
Water efficiency
Accessible roof
To learn more visit

The new school at Adventure Elementary is made possible in part from a $6.6 million grant from Colorado's Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) matching grant program. 

Dirt from Adventure's construction site is being trucked over for use at Welby's construction site!