Celebrate the Opening of Highlands Elementary School

Highlands logo and building rendering

New Date!

St. Vrain Valley Schools is excited to invite our students, families, teachers and staff, partners, elected officials, and community leaders to join us on October 4 to celebrate the ribbon cutting of our community’s newest school, Highlands Elementary School.

Date: Monday, October 4, 2021
Time: 
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Highlands Elementary School

Event Highlights

  • Our Future-Ready Innovation Lab, will be joining us for hands-on STEM activities
  • Students/staff will be available to lead small group tours of the school (masks required)
  • Kona Ice will have refreshing treats for sale
  • Families, Teachers, and Staff will be joined by Board of Education members, Dr. Don Haddad, local elected officials, and community partners

About Highlands Elementary School

In partnership with our community, Highlands Elementary celebrates creative, curious and empathetic learners, empowering all to reach their full potential and positively impact our global society.


In November 2016, voters approved St. Vrain Valley Schools’ $260.3 million bond issue by a large margin, signifying community-wide investment in public education. The bond included $26 million in funds to build an additional elementary school (Highlands Elementary) on a 10-acre parcel in the Erie Highlands Subdivision.

The new 70,000 sq. ft. school features an architectural character honoring its geographical location and history to include mining, agriculture, and prairie landscape. Each grade level has four classrooms, each with a garage door that opens into a shared space, designed to bring stem lab experiences to each grade level. The site also includes an outdoor classroom and many other modern features. The school was designed with a community Design Advisory Group including St. Vrain Valley Schools staff, HCM Architects, Build Strong, Oakwood Homes, and the Erie Highlands Homeowner’s Association.