Welcome to Buffalo Ridge Elementary

Nestled in the heart of Castle Pines, Buffalo Ridge Elementary is a public school that offers preschool through fifth-grade learning opportunities to both our community and open-enrolled students. Recognized as a six-time recipient of the John Irwin School of Excellence, BRE focuses on our student body's social, emotional, and academic growth. It provides a well-rounded education with enrichment opportunities in STEM, art, music, and physical education.

For the 2021-2022 school year, the staff at Buffalo Ridge Elementary has identified the following systematic goals based on student needs and district initiatives:

School Goal #1  Priority Learning Outcomes

Through a Professional Learning Community model and a backward design approach, Buffalo Ridge Teachers will effectively implement the DCSD Priority Learning Outcomes in Reading, Writing, and Communication (RWC) and monitor student learning using a variety of diagnostic, formative, and summative assessments to appropriately adjust instruction for those students performing on, above, and below grade-level expectations.

School Goal #2  MTSS

Using a Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) model, all BRE teachers will monitor their students' social and emotional well-being and provide the appropriate supports and interventions for those struggling.  Student behaviors will be approached through a Positive Behaviors, Interventions, and Supports (PBIS) model to proactively address the needs of our students so all children can experience academic, social, and emotional success in and out of the classroom.

School Goal #3  Envision

Buffalo Ridge teachers will effectively and efficiently implement the Envision Math program in grades Kindergarten through Fifth and adjust instruction for those performing above or below grade-level expectations.

If you are new to the community or would like to schedule a tour, don't hesitate to reach out to us at (303) 387-5575.

Recent News

From Coach W!

It is that time of the year again for HERD Runs morning training. We will meet this year on the following Mondays (8/29, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26) from 7:30-8:30 before school. It will be $20 per student and they will receive a t-shirt and toe tokens for each lap they complete. The $20 can be paid in cash or on www.MySchoolBucks.com. Each child will need to show up to the car loop area with sneakers and a water bottle.  Go here to fill out the form for signing up your child and t-shirt selection.
In order to make all this fun happen I do need some help. If you are interested in volunteering: please use the this link to sign up for the days you can help (tabs at bottom of spreadsheet for the dates to volunteer).  Use this link to sign the form that allows us to have you as a volunteer!  Thanks again so much. I can't wait to get running. ????

Herd Run

Kindergarten Registration 2022-23
Kindergarten Registration for the 2022-23 school year has started! Please go to the Family Resource tab at the top menu bar and down to Kindergarten Registration to fill out the paperwork for 2022-23 school year kindergarteners. Students must be 5 years old on or before Oct 1, 2017. You may drop off your packet at the school or email them to [email protected]
Read More about Kindergarten Registration 2022-23
Spirit Wear
Every Friday is Spirit Day at BRE! Order your BRE spirit wear now on the BREA website! Click on Read More for the link to the BREA website.
Read More about Spirit Wear

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Spirit Rock

Our Spirit Rock is at the entrance to our school parking lot and ready for reservationsParents, Students & Staff have the opportunity to "Rent the Rock" to recognize a student's birthday, show school spirit, thank or recognize a teacher or staff member, congratulatory events, etc. It is a great way to spread positive messages and increase excitement in our community!  Check out the Spirit Rock Page under Family Resources for details on rental.