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Welcome to Prairie Hills Elementary

Prairie Hills is a gathering place for a community of learners.  Through a focus on collaboration and the Teaching Learning Cycle, all students will achieve academic success in a safe, warm and engaging environment.

Differentiated Classrooms

Teachers provide specialized instruction for Special Education, Advanced Academic and Gifted Services and English language learners. All students receive a guaranteed curriculum for their grade level.


Every student attends art, music and physical education classes throughout the school year. Visit our specials page for more information.


We offer many after-school clubs such as: Art, Choir, Karate, Robotics, Student Leadership, Guys Read, Battle of the Books, Learning2gether Reading and Math Clubs. Visit our activities page for more information.

Field Trips

Field trips are taken throughout the year to provide students with real life experiences to connect to their classroom lessons. Field trip information will be added to the new school calendar throughout the year.

Engaging Learning Opportunities

Our fifth graders participate in Young Ameritowne (, an award-winning program that engages students in learning business, economics, and free enterprise. Students who participate in the program apply the concepts they’ve learned in the culminating experience where students operate their own 17-business town.

Before and After School Program

For working parents, we offer a tuition based before and after school program where children receive help with homework and participate in engaging organized activities. There is also a summer program that offers numerous fun activities such as swimming and bowling.


Address13801 Garfield Place
Thornton, CO
Office Phone720-972-8780
Fax Number720-972-8800
Office Hours7:15am - 3:15pm
School Hours8:05am - 3:00pm
Early Release
8:05am - 1:45pm

Upcoming Events

Spelling Bee Practice

Spelling Bee Practice

Date & Time:
Repeats every week 1 times. Also includes Thu Dec 02 2021, Thu Dec 09 2021, Thu Jan 06 2022.
Thu, 11/04/2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

11/04/2021 - 3:00pm
Nov 4

Photo Retakes

Photo Retakes

Date & Time: Mon, 11/15/2021 (All day)

11/15/2021 (All day)
Nov 15

PTO Meeting

PTO Meeting

Date & Time:
Repeats every week until Tue Nov 16 2021. Also includes Tue Feb 15 2022, Tue Apr 05 2022.
Tue, 11/16/2021 - 3:15pm to 4:15pm

11/16/2021 - 3:15pm
Nov 16