About the School

Founded in 1982, Steele is a highly-rated cooperative preschool serving Colorado children. Lauded for its one-room-school-house environment, play-based curriculum, and age-appropriate commitment to Kindergarten preparedness, it is the only cooperative preschool still operating in Northwest Denver. 

Partnering With Parents

As a cooperative, Steele involves parents actively and directly in their children's earliest education. This approach gives families a sense of continuity between home and preschool, creates a sense of community for students and parents, and keeps tuition costs down. Steele parents work alongside teachers in the classroom, and organize, attend, or volunteer at countless community events and fundraisers throughout the year. Steele teachers and parents engender in Denver children, at a very young age, a critical sense of community. Steele is as committed to the classroom as it is to the community. Our CLASS-rated teachers have a close working relationship with the Denver Preschool Program. Working within the framework of the school’s play-based curriculum, Steele staff members utilize nationally-recognized tools like Handwriting Without Tears to teach skills such as writing, letter, and print recognition; number awareness; and the emotional aptitude necessary for success in Kindergarten. 

Awards and Accolades

Under the Qualistar Early Learning system, Steele was awarded a perfect 4-star rating. Steele is committed to maintaining its top-tier status and will rate with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) in the 2017-2018 school year.   

Comments & Questions

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to schedule a tour.