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

Book Fair - Books Bring Us Together
The Fall Book Fair, Books Bring Us Together, will take place the week of conferences. Be sure to stop in and browse the great selection of books! This is a great time of year to purchase books for the holidays also! Check out our Book Fair Homepage for more information. Book Fair Hours: Monday, Oct. 11 - 8:00am-4pm, Tuesday, Oct. 12 - 8am-7pm, Wednesday, Oct. 13 - 8am-7pm, Thursday, Oct. 14 - 8am-4pm, and Friday, Oct. 15 - 8am - 12pm
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Universal Free Meals School Year 2021-2022
For all schools where DCSD Nutrition Services operates, the USDA has extended Meals at No Cost through June 30, 2022. This means that one breakfast (where offered) and one lunch per day per student will continue to be provided at no cost to all students. Students are required to take a fruit or vegetable to make a reimbursable/no cost meal at breakfast and lunch. Ala Carte food items are available for purchase. Meals will be served in the school cafeterias to students.
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Registration 2021-2022 School Year
To register your child(ren) for the 2021-2022 school year, please go to the Family Resources Tab at the top of our homepage and select the New Student Registration 2021-2022 School Year for more information about the documents you will need to have scanned and ready to upload. We look forward to meeting you and your child.
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Sign In & Sign Out for Attendance
Parents will need to continue to complete a form to sign in/out their child for attendance. Please click on Read More for the Google Form.
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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.
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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.