Mapleton Expeditionary School of the Arts

Academic Explorations, Compelling Topics, Real-World Learning

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    Welcome to MESA! 

    Mapleton Expeditionary School of the Arts (MESA) is a 7 -12 grade college preparatory school. As a member of the EL Network (formerly Expeditionary Learning), students at MESA are active learners who are challenged to take on meaningful, public and collaborative work. Service-learning, fieldwork, and character development are built into MESA’s curriculum. Students investigate real-world issues and use what they learn to make a positive change in their community. 

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Mapleton Expeditionary School of the Arts Mission Statement

  • Mapleton Expeditionary School of the Arts is a community of students, staff, and parents dedicated to academic exploration and discovery. We ensure all students excel as critical and creative thinkers who positively engage in the community through a system characterized by:

    • Rigorous core content viewed through the lens of the arts;
    • Compelling, inquiry-based learning expeditions;
    • Deliberate character development Service learning; and 
    • A culture that fosters both risk-taking and reflection.

Address

  • School Address:
    8980 York St.
    Thornton, CO 80229

    School Phone Number:
    303.853.1270

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School Hours

  • School Hours:
    8:15 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.

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