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Ute Pass Elementary School

  • 9230 Chipita Park Road
  • Chipita Park
  • CO 80809
  • (719) 685-2227
  • (719) 685-2220 Fax

School Hours
7:55 AM - 2:50 PM

Upcoming Events


Ute Pass Elementary

Preschool and Kindergarten registration for the 2014/15 school year will begin March 3, 2014. For more information visit the Parent's Page

  • The Village School with a Global Reach

    Ute Pass Elementary School, located at the foot of Pikes Peak, serves the historic communities of Cascade, Chipita Park, Green Mountain Falls, and Crystola. Ute Pass Elementary is a small school where personal attention, strong relationships, and rigorous learning lead to unequaled opportunities for  high achievement and leadership development. Our small size leads to big advantages for children - personalized attention, strong relationships, and a cozy, nuturing environment.   If you are new to the area, we invite you to come in for a tour.  If you are a member of our community, become involved in our school and to visit us often.  Our school is a reflection of the great people who attend, work here, and support us. Please feel free to come in, visit, volunteer, and share of yourself.

    Our school is proud to offer:

    • Preschool
    • Free full-day Kindergarten
    • An After School Program (Fine Arts Institute of Manitou and TAP) that offers enrichment opportunities
    • After school homework help
    • Intervention program that provides specialized experiences for students in the areas of math, reading, and writing
    • iPads to extend student access to high-quality literature, writing opportunities, and research
    • "High" ratings on State Accountability Report
    • Curriculum that addresses the whole child including music, art, computer, life-long reading skills, and physical education
    • A challenging academic environment that encourages each student to achieve their full potential
    • "Out of the classroom" learning opportunities
    • Hands-on science instruction
    • Gifted and Talented Program
    • Emphasis on a kind and caring community in a small-school setting
    • Active, involved parents
    • Local and global service project opportunities
    • Participation in various musical and theatrical productions

    Chris Briggs-Hale, Principal, Ute Pass Elementary School

  • Ute Pass Elementary is committed to nurturing the whole child’s academic and personal growth, supported by a rigorous individualized learning environment and a strong partnership of student, staff, home and community.


    I care when I nurture each child
    I care when I provide a rigorous individualized learning environment
    I care when I maintain a strong partnership with students, parents, 
    community  and other staff members.   

    I care when I am kind and respectful 
    I care when I try my best each day 
    I care when I come to school ready to learn


    I care when I get my students to school on time, prepared to learn
    I care when I support my student’s teacher and their expectations
    I care when I support my student’s learning at home. 

    Chris Briggs-Hale, UPES Principal
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    “Our highest endeavor must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives. The need for imagination, a sense of truth, and a feeling of responsibility—these three forces are the very nerve of education.” 

    ― Rudolf Steiner

    Within these walls,

    We maximize the whole human through each child’s unique personality.
    We build relationships, establish rigor, and provide opportunity.
    We teach grit, model strength, and practice tenacity.
    We laugh, share joy, experience joy, and celebrate.
    We shape meaning from hardship and allow mistakes to be the alchemy of opportunity.
    We celebrate the complexity of each person.
    We reflect deeply, listen, and seek meaningful feedback.
    We collaborate to build deeper curiosity.
    We focus on love. We cultivate the positive. We assume best intentions.
    We leverage expertise.
    We invite diversity to change us.
    We teach focus and practice being present.
    We grow leaders who are fearless.  

  • Activities for Wednesday, April 16
    • FAIM
    Reminder - There is no school Friday, April 18

    Landshark News - This week we will have practice on Thursday only for those who want to come.  There is a skating party that day, so practice is optional.  Glenn and I will  be there at 2:50 and practice will go till 4 (except those riding bus, 3:50).

    Permission form and cash due Thursday Morning! Skate City Party on Thursday, April 17. Flyers are available in the office or click here for more information.
  • April 15: 1st & 2nd to Starsmore Discovery Center 8:45-11am
    April 17: 8:30am 2nd grade Cogat test
                 Skate City Party
    April 18: No School/ District Closed

    Get your Pony Fun Run Registration turned in. Click here for information. Click here for registration.

  • April 7:  8:15am Principal’s Coffee in the Library
                5pm BAAC Meeting
                6pm PTO Meeting
    April 9:  All class school pictures
    April 10: 12:30pm Grades 4 & 5 Science Fair Judging
                 2:50-4:00pm after school Science Fair viewing
    April 11: 8-10:00am Public Science Fair viewing
    April 17: 8:30am 2nd grade Cogat test
                 Skate City Party
    April 18: No School
    April 22:  5th Grade CMAS Test
                  12:30pm 3rd Grade Presidents Wax Museum
    April 23: 5th Grade CMAS Test
                  6-7:30pm Fine Arts Night
    April 24: 5th Grade CMAS Test
    April 29: 4th Grade CMAS Test
                  5th Grade Connection Dinner MSMS 5pm
    April 30: 4th Grade CMAS Test
                 Family Math Fun Night 5:30-7:30pm
    May 1:    4th Grade CMAS Test