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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

Betty Ford Group

Betty Ford Group

Date & Time:
Repeats every week 1 times. Also includes Wed Jan 19 2022, Thu Jan 20 2022.
Tue, 01/18/2022 (All day)

01/18/2022 (All day)
Jan 18

K-1 Central Europe Club

K-1 Central Europe Club

Date & Time:
Repeats every week 1 times. Also includes Tue Jan 25 2022.
Tue, 01/18/2022 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

01/18/2022 - 3:00pm
Jan 18

Betty Ford Group

Betty Ford Group

Date & Time: Wed, 01/19/2022 (All day)

01/19/2022 (All day)
Jan 19

Betty Ford Group

Betty Ford Group

Date & Time: Thu, 01/20/2022 (All day)

01/20/2022 (All day)
Jan 20

Battle of the Book

Battle of the Book

Date & Time:
Repeats every week 1 times. Also includes Wed Jan 13 2021, Thu Dec 16 2021, Thu Jan 20 2022, Thu Jan 27 2022, Thu Feb 03 2022, Thu Feb 24 2022, Thu Mar 10 2022, Thu Mar 17 2022.
Thu, 01/20/2022 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

01/20/2022 - 3:00pm
Jan 20