St. Vrain Valley Schools is Opening a New Elementary School in the Erie Feeder System

Building rendering of Elementary 28 with students outside gathering and blue sky overhead

Dear Erie Feeder Families, 

Thank you for your continued partnership in advancing student excellence across St. Vrain Valley Schools. As you may know, through community support in passing the 2016 bond measure, St. Vrain is constructing a new elementary school to ensure continued high-quality learning environments that can accommodate the large growth in our region. In the Fall of 2021, we will be opening Elementary 28 in the Erie Highlands Subdivision neighborhood. 

The new school will measure at 70,000 sq ft and will feature an architectural character honoring its geographical location and history to include mining, agriculture, and the prairie landscape. The school layout will include classroom pods with large garage doors, operable partitions, and extension classrooms for flexibility. The site will feature a central media tech and library space, a STEM lab, an open auditorium and cafeteria commons area, an outdoor classroom, and a Significant Support Needs (SSN) classroom and preschool. 

I am pleased to introduce Ryan Ball as the Principal of Elementary 28. Over the last two decades, Ryan Ball has served in public education as an elementary teacher, dean of students, and principal. For the past 17 years, he has served as the principal of St. Vrain’s Eagle Crest Elementary School in Longmont. Principal Ball strongly believes that the key to a successful school is inspiring every child to achieve their highest potential, and that inspired and confident children will be better prepared for success in school and beyond. He is excited to continue to serve in education as Principal of Elementary 28, where students will have access to quality educational opportunities within a state-of-the-art facility. As a member of our Erie Feeder System, we invite you to participate in upcoming planning steps to learn more about Elementary 28 and join us in shaping the future of a school that will be a part of our community for many years to come. 

  • January 27 at 6:00 p.m. | Board of Education Boundary Presentation
    A presentation from the Elementary 28 planning team will be delivered to the Board of Education. Topics addressed will include the new school’s boundary proposal, an operational update from Assistant Superintendent of Operations, Brian Lamer, and an educational update from Principal of Elementary 28, Ryan Ball, and myself. You can view the Board of Education Session live at
  • From now until January 12 | Please submit your suggestions on name, mascot, and colors for Elementary 28
    You are invited to help name our new school, select a mascot, and decide on school colors. This is a great opportunity for students and their families to shape the future of our new school. Please submit your input through the online survey. There will be a follow up survey at the end of January where you will be able to vote on your top choice among the community proposed name, mascot, and colors suggestions.

You can visit the Elementary 28 webpage to learn more about our newest school in St. Vrain at There is also a form for interested families to submit feedback, ask questions, and sign up for updates regarding the opening process. 

Thank you again for your continued support. We look forward to strengthening our growing community together.  

Bryan Krause, Area 4 Assistant Superintendent 
St. Vrain Valley Schools

St. Vrain Valley Schools