About Centennial

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Centennial, A School for Expeditionary Learning (Northwest Denver) is a neighborhood school for ECE through 5th grade.


Centennial, A School for Expeditionary Learning is an inclusive school where students, staff, and families are honored for their identities and perspectives. We celebrate our uniqueness and progress, and bring out the best in ourselves and others. Students engage in joyful and purposeful learning, flourishing academically as contributors to a more equitable world.


Our crew will experience academic success, live by our WoRLD CARE habits, and create high-quality work to advocate for issues that matter to us and our communities. Our growth is a result of courageous risk taking, trust, and collaboration.

EL Education School Credential

Centennial, A School for Expeditionary Learning, is a proud recipient of the EL Education School Credential in recognition of the deep implementation of the EL Education School Model and remarkable student achievement results. Our students have demonstrated mastery across the three dimensions of student achievement: mastery of knowledge and skills, character, and high-quality student work. The Credential acknowledges our work to nurture students’ social, emotional, and academic development, ensuring that every student can contribute their unique genius to the world. For more information about the School Credential and this year’s cohort, view EL Education’s announcement.

EL Education Model

The EL Education model (former Expeditionary Learning) nurtures critical thinking, employs inquiry and real-life problem solving, sets high social and academic expectations, encourages perseverance, and utilizes opportunities which support cooperation and trust.

Centennial is very proud to say that we were the first neighborhood school in DPS to partner with EL Education!

Here are some of highlights of the great things we have at Centennial to support the achievement of all our students and make Centennial the best learning environment it can be.

Centennial’s Innovation Plan