Why is your open enrollment so high?  It looks like your open enrollment percentage (70%) is over half of your total population.

Answer:  Sanborn’s attendance boundary is very small in relation to the other schools.  Because St. Vrain parents have the option of enrolling in schools outside their boundary, Sanborn has backfilled this enrollment gap with open-enrollment students.  The majority of our parents have chosen Sanborn after researching other schools and drive in from surrounding communities.  We have students from the following communities that currently drive here to attend Sanborn:  Dacono, Frederick, Lyons, Erie, and even Loveland.  The neighborhood surrounding Sanborn houses the other 30% of students and these neighbors have been extremely supportive of our school and partner with us to keep kids safe.

Your school hours don’t align with my work schedule, do you have childcare on campus?

Answer:  We have a dynamic and flourishing onsite childcare program at Sanborn named Dragons Den.  This popular program runs from 7 am to 6 pm every school day and even has special programming for late start days.  Many of our kids even take advantage of the summer program offered through Dragons Den because they have such a positive experience during the school.  Parents should contact Marty Diecchio, site manager, for information about this wonderful program.

Does your school have a preschool?

Answer:  Sanborn offers a high quality, onsite preschool program that is very popular with our parents.  This program fills up fast so you will want to contact the front office for enrollment information and pricing.  Our preschool program is integrated into our overall programming and this makes for a great transition to our K-5 programming.

Do students get to attend “specials” (art, music and physical education) at Sanborn?

Answer:  We have an excellent specials programs at Sanborn taught by dedicated, enthusiastic teachers.  Students in grades 1-5 and all-day kindergarten get to attend either art, music or physical education classes once every 3 days.  The specials program at Sanborn is a source of pride for our school community.

Sanborn Elementary School