East & West Campus Information

DLS West Campus (K-2)

200 S. University Blvd. Denver, CO 80209 | Main Office 303-777-0544

 

About:

Our Kindergarten through second grade classes are located at the Denver Language School West Campus. This move has allowed DLS to expand to four kindergarten classes as well as four first grade classes (two for each language program for both kindergarten and first grade). With a total of twelve classes at DLS West, we maintain our collaborative teaching environment, offer more seats to new students and families, and continue to offer the high-quality immersion programming that DLS is known for.

 

Location:

DLS West is located on the premises of Citypoint Church (formerly Calvary Temple), just southwest of Cherry Creek Mall.

 

Facility:

The Citypoint building was built in 1957 and has undergone considerable remodeling and updating to host DLS West. Such as renovated bathrooms, a remodeled kitchen facility, new windows and carpeting, new HVAC system, an elevataor, and of course our beautiful new playground and field. Citypoint has invested over a million dollars on renovations.

DLS West enjoys access to 14 classrooms, ample office and storage space, a large flex room to be used as the cafeteria and the gym, and a beautiful auditorium equipped with state-of-the-art sound and lighting. This amazing space has a 1,000 person capacity (see photos at bottom of this page).

The facility has met multiple DPS and Denver Fire inspections for safety. During school hours, doors are locked, and visitors may enter the building only at staffed secured entrance points.

 

Transportation:

We are in the final stages of preparing our transportation plan for the 2016-17 school year, and will update this page and the Transportation Page as soon as it is available. 

To come up with the transportation plan, DLS assembled a stellar transportation committee comprised of parents, staff, and board members who worked feverishly in conjunction with DPS Transportation Services to create an optimal plan. 

The goals of the transportation committee were:

  • To provide a way for parents who have children at the two campuses to pick up and drop off at a single location

  • Provide bus stops at accessible locations for current and new parents to support the school’s strategic goals regarding diversity and retention

  • Balance convenience, service, and cost

 

Drop Off & Pick Up:

Please visit our Transportation page for detailed information about Drop Off and Pick Up at DLS West.

 

After School Care:

Discovery Link provides high-quality after school care at both DLS West and DLS East Campuses. Click here for more information on their amazing program.

 

Leadership:

As Principal of our entire school, Kathy Benzel splits her time proportionally between both campuses, as does her Leadership Team, ensuring the right amount of support is available at each campus on a daily basis.

 

Curriculum:

DLS is committed to providing a premier immersion experience for students at both the DLS East and West campuses. Our new DLS West campus will provide the same high-quality education already offered at the East campus, including the same materials and educational approaches, so that our students will continue to excel. In addition, DLS West will provide our new K-2 students with an almost 100% target language environment. As English isn’t introduced at DLS until 3rd grade, our student community at DLS West will benefit from the linguistic isolation.

Our two-campus model affords us more physical space, so we are able to offer more differentiated education. We offer specials, we use the same materials and educational approaches, and our students continue to excel.  All efforts focus on maximizing language learning in all modes: speaking, reading, listening, and writing.  Expanding to two campuses gives us the space to add more instructional activities on both campuses.