Our School

About Steele

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. 

Cooperative Philosophy

Steele was founded according to the following principles:

  • Cooperatives are voluntary & open to all willing to accept the membership responsibilities.
  • Cooperatives are democratic organizations; each member gets a vote in setting policy.
  • Members invest equal amounts of money.
  • Cooperatives are completely independent of school systems and other organizations.
  • Cooperatives teach and train members, elected representatives, managers and employees.
  • Cooperatives serve their members by working together through multi-level structures.
  • Cooperatives work for sustainable development of communities.
Our PHILosophy

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.  

Awards & Accolades

Steele has been awarded an early learning program accreditation with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and a 4 out of 5 star rating with Colorado Shines.

Total Students Enrolled at steele

Classes Available

1:6(or less) adult to child ratio

Years EstablishEd

Get In Touch

Location: 3746 Grove St, Denver, CO 80211
Telephone: (303) 433-0832

School Hours:
Tadpoles 9:00 am – 11:00 am (Tuesday and Thursday)
Polliwogs  9:00
 am – 11:30 am (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
Frogs 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)