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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the school hours?

A: 8:05am - 3:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Wednesday is 
Early Release Day and the hours are 8:05am - 1:45pm. For holidays, non-school
days, etc. For More information, see the Calendar.

Q: How many grade levels do you have?

A: We have Kindergarten through Fifth grade.

Q: Is The Studio School a charter school?

A: No, The Studio School is a magnet school which means we offer a different 
approach to teaching and learning than a neighborhood school. Parents must
apply for their student, and students are chosen by lottery from five geographical 
regions within the school district.

Q: How many students do you have?

A: We have two classes per grade level. Classes average 25 students.

Q: Will the school district provide transportation to the school?

A: No, because we are a magnet school which enrolls students from all over the 
district. Parents must commit to driving or carpooling to bring their children to our 

Q: How are you different than a traditional school?

A: We focus on integrating the arts with academics.

Q: Do students have P.E. class?

A: No, we do not have a P.E. teacher. Students are taught movement, body 
control, and dance in Performing Arts.

Q: What kind of curriculum do you use?

A: We use the district curriculae in reading, math, and science as a resource to guide and inform our teaching of big ideas. We also adhere to Colorado
state standards.

Q: What kinds of arts will be taught?

A: Students have scheduled classes in the visual arts, ceramics, music, and performing 
arts. Within the regular classroom, they may be exposed to and learn drama, 
storytelling, recorder, tableaux, visual thinking strategies, puppetry, 
knitting, fabric arts, and other visual art forms.

Q: What is that strange creature on your homepage?

A: It is our mascot, a griffin. In mythology,the griffin is the gatekeeper of treasures.

Q: What are your school colors?

A: Our school colors are green and purple.