About Our School

LEARN. TEACH. LEAD.
MSLA is a place where everyone is a Learner, Teacher, and Leader.

Dear Families,

Welcome to MSLA! We are a K-5 public elementary school in southwest Denver. This is the perfect school for your family if you are passionate about math, science, engineering, and growing great human beings. Our small size and dedicated staff make this a unique place to learn, grow, and be yourself. We honor all our students’ cultures, languages, and traditions and family engagement is encouraged and appreciated.

Everyday our students read, respond, explain, and justify their thinking in all their classes. Everyday they engage in music, PE, and project based learning. We tackle real world problems with Project Lead the Way, our STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) curriculum. 

MSLA is not just about academics. We are a teacher-led school that deeply believes in supporting students to become the best individuals they can be by teaching social-emotional skills, restorative justice practices, and providing opportunities to practice leadership. We are a STEM school with a big heart.

Please reach out if you are interested in learning more about MSLA! 

Sincerely,

Rebecca Lane & Jason Shiroff
Lead Teachers

MSLA Mission

  1. To create a culture where children capture the disposition, knowledge and skills needed to excel in our global society
  2. To empower teachers to make the decisions that best impact student outcomes
  3. To engage all community members as facilitators and beneficiaries of our rich learning opportunities

Instructional Focus

All MSLA students will show measurable growth in their ability to read, respond, explain, and justify open-ended responses in all content areas using multiple sources. Teachers will hold all students and staff accountable by implementing research based strategies that support open-ended responses. Successful student learning will be measured regularly through summative and formative assessments that are aligned with established rubrics (Common Core rubric for grades K-2 and the PARCC rubric for grades 3-5).