Growing in Kindergarten through 8th Grade
At Zion Lutheran School, our goal is to help students grow academically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually for life now, in high school, and beyond, as an adult.
To this end, Zion offers a low student-to-staff ratio and the curricular resources and support of one of the largest private school networks in the United States: the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. The curriculum is evaluated and updated annually by Zion’s faculty in order to provide the highest quality of instruction.
The curriculum at Zion has been carefully designed to provide for growth in spiritual, academic, social, and physical needs. As a result, it reflects the requirements of the Colorado Department of Education for schools in the state of Colorado. Zion’s curriculum includes instruction in the Word of God, math, reading, writing, spelling, social studies, science, art, music, and physical education. The school is not, however, bound by the Colorado Department of Education’s core teaching standards in each area of the curriculum.
Word of God classes are the most important subject in our school curriculum. It is not only taught as a separate subject, but is also incorporated in all subjects of the curriculum. Students at Zion learn to connect and apply God’s Word to their daily lives in knowing they are forgiven through Jesus and by showing love and respect to all.
Growing physically is important at Zion, too! Active recess play and athletic competition with other schools helps students achieve physical growth.
Zion belongs to the Colorado Lutheran Activities League (CLAL) and our athletic teams participate with other WELS schools from along the Front Range in activities during the school year including soccer, basketball, and track. Along the way, coaches foster foundational knowledge of the sport, as well as providing practice in skills development. Most importantly, players develop character traits like persistence, discipline, respect, teamwork, and school spirit. They are also encouraged to develop and use all their gifts to God’s glory.
Growing in the arts at Zion is important to the development of the whole child. Each spring drama productions are performed. In addition to our regular music and art classes, Zion also provides co-curricular opportunities in Junior Choir and Melody Chimes. Piano lessons are also offered to our students on campus.
One additional opportunity Zion provides each year for our students to demonstrate their growth academically and in the arts is at the annual Academic and Arts Competition. This competition is held with other schools like Zion from the Denver Metro area. The events held on this day are forensics, a spelling bee, an art fair, a science/history fair, and a math competition.
“After attending public schools for many years our family decided to switch to a private education that provided adequate classes sizes and an opportunity to experience one on one instruction. My kids have not only gained more knowledge but they are now afforded the opportunity to partake in numerous activities without the pressure of ‘making the cut.’ My children love everything Zion has to offer; basketball, cheer, spring plays, soccer, choir and so much more!” – Another Zion Parent of 3 students
“Enrolling our children at Zion has given them a solid foundation academically and emotionally, but more importantly, spiritually. Everything that is taught and done at school is done in the light of the Gospel. All of the teachers are wonderful, Christian, role models for our kids. There’s nowhere else we would send our kids for school!” – Zion Parent of 3 students