Urban Land Conservancy celebrates the achievements of our partnerships that create and preserve nonprofit facilities and affordable housing for communities.
ULC’s Monthly Partner Spotlight shines a light on partners who demonstrate the value of collaboration, furthering our mission to improve the lives of Metro Denver residents and beyond through our real estate investments and community assets.
Congratulations to our August 2021 Partner Spotlight of the Month: St. Elizabeth’s School!
St. Elizabeth’s School has been serving Metro Denver for 15 years as an intentionally inclusive school dedicated to equity, belonging, and educational opportunity for all students. Their school community represents the myriad experiences, races, ethnicities, faiths, and family compositions that make up Denver, Colorado. Their fundamental belief is that every family should have affordable and sustainable access to an excellent education for their children. An individualized tuition plan allows St. Elizabeth’s to enroll families from a broad socio-economic spectrum that truly represents the neighborhoods it serves.
St. Elizabeth’s currently has 150 students from Kindergarten to 8th grade and will be growing their student body over the next several years. Their racial diversity is 53% White, 24% African American, 14% Latino/Hispanic, and 9% Multiracial. In addition, St. Elizabeth’s has small class sizes with a student-to-teacher ratio of 8:1.
Among St. Elizabeth’s stellar curriculum is Social Justice Studies. This class provides a place for children to discuss various issues in their own lives and the greater community. Students explore how they can stretch their thinking, respect others’ perspectives, and choose to affect positive change. This class aims to grow socially aware agents of change committed to social justice in our schools, communities, and world.
Urban Land Conservancy was thrilled to announce that St. Elizabeth’s will be moving onto the Centennial Hall building on the Johnson & Wales Campus in Denver’s Park Hill neighborhood at the end of August. This move will allow them to expand enrollment and offer the opportunity for quality education to more students.
“We are so excited to welcome St. Elizabeth’s to the Park Hill Campus,” said Aaron Miripol, ULC’s President & CEO. “Not only do they offer exceptional education, but they represent a culture that promotes kindness, openness, and inclusivity. All things we want the Park Hill Campus to represent.”
“The move to the Park Hill Campus will be transformative, allowing us to greatly expand the opportunities to serve our diverse community. The move will also allow us to grow enrollment while maintaining our commitment to inclusion,” said Adriana Murphy, St. Elizabeth’s Head of School. “We are thrilled about the opportunity to vision with our partners and campus neighbors on the creative and mutually beneficial usage of shared spaces. How exciting to be a part of such a vibrant and inclusive collaboration!”
St. Elizabeth’s exists due to the support of hundreds of thoughtful and generous donors that believe in and support the school’s commitment to equity and belonging. To support St. Elizabeth’s School or learn more about their programs, click here!