Prospective Students and Families

5th Grade Families – Get to know Skinner at these upcoming events:

  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 6:30 – 8:00 pm – Prospective Family Information Night at Skinner Middle School
  • Thursday, January 24, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00 pm – Prospective Family Information Night at Skinner Middle School

      * No RSVP necessary for the above events. Tours will be offered during Info Nights

Click here to see the 2018-19 Skinner Info Flyer.


  • Noche Informativa para Futuras Familias   miércoles, 14 de noviembre , 2018, 6:30 – 8:00 pm en Skinner
  • Noche Informativa para Futuras Familias   jueves, 24 de enero, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00 pm en Skinner
    Ningún RSVP es necesario para ninguno de estos eventos

    Haga clic aquí para ver el folleto informativo de Skinner de 2018-19

Shadowing Opportunities at Skinner:

Skinner offers an opportunity for 5th graders to spend time at Skinner Middle School.  Shadowing students are paired with a 6th Grade Skinner Scholar, attend classes with that student and get an inside look at student life at Skinner.  Students should bring a free-reading book, notebook and pencil.

Shadowing takes place on Friday afternoons from 11:55 am – 3:10 pm. Shadowing Opportunities are available late September through January. Space is extremely limited.

Please CLICK HERE to request a Shadowing Opportunity

La escuela Skinner, le ofrece la oportunidad a los estudiantes del 5to. grado de pasar tiempo en Skinner. Los estudiantes que vienen de oyentes, se les asigna un estudiante anfitrión del 6to. grado para que asistan a clases y vean como es la vida de estudiante en la escuela Skinner. Los estudiantes pueden traer un libro para leer, cuaderno y lápiz. Para hablar con alguien en español, comuníquese con Ivonne Chavira a o 720-424-1527 con cualquier pregunta.

Haga CLIC AQUI para solicitar una oportunidad de visitar la escuela como oyente.

Skinner Tours:

Daytime Skinner tours and short information sessions are offered on most Fridays late September through January. Tours are at 2:00 pm and Info Session from 2:45 – 3:15 pm. 5th graders are welcomed to attend with parent/guardian. If you’d like to participate in a Friday tour & info session, please contact Rebecca Caldwell via email or call 720-424-1495 to request a tour appointment. Tours are also offered during Prospective Family Information Nights.

Why Skinner is your Middle School Choice:

  • Prospective families are encouraged to explore the Skinner website to learn more
  • Click here to see a video about Skinner Middle School
  • Excellent school leadership and award winning, caring teachers. Click here to read what our students have to say about their teachers
  • An environment and structure which foster academic success. Click here for information on our scholars’ 2018 CMAS test results
  • Honors course options for all grades
  • Small group reading and/or math intervention for students not yet proficient in those subjects
  • Extensive resources for nurturing students’ Social/Emotional needs
  • Customized learning plan for every student, custom built schedules
  • 1-to-1 Technology School – every student receives their own Chromebook for use at school and at home
  • Peer support and intentional adult mentoring in Learning Families
  • Comprehensive Spanish-language programming (two full-time teachers)
  • 3 Daily Electives including: Band, Orchestra, P.E., STEM, Visual Art, Spanish, Wood Shop, Choir, Drama, Leadership, Honors Science, Yearbook & Photography, Newspaper, Creative Writing, Jazz Band, Culinary Arts and others. 22 total Electives to choose from!
  • Two state-of-the-art Computer Labs and a huge, light-filled library staffed by a full-time librarian
  • Middle School Sports
  • Low cost after-school academic and extracurricular classes and daily free tutoring at the Neighborhood Center @ Skinner
  • MOST IMPORTANTLY – an absolutely incredible staff who loves our students, and the feeling is mutual.  Click here to read some amazing student comments about our staff.

Click here for a letter from Principal Varveris and Executive Principal Koyama

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here for more information about the DPS SchoolChoice process:

Information about the DPS Northwest Denver Middle School Enrollment Zone – NW Enrollment Zone FAQ16-17


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