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Ryan Elementary School



Cameo DeDominces



Address: 1405 Centaur Village Drive

City: Lafayette

State: CO

Zip: 80026

Office Phone: 720-561-7000

Fax: 720-561-7001

Attendance Phone: 720-561-7002

Counseling Phone:  

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About Our School:
Ryan Elementary STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) School is a dynamic learning community with a focus on authentically partnering with families and the community to prepare students for the 21st century. Along with delivering common core standards, Ryan focuses on developing the whole child with experiential project-based learning activities in the STEAM areas. Ryan embraces technology like interactive white boards, iPads, Chrome Books, document cameras and 3-D projectors as a tool for engaging students and supporting learning. We strongly believe partnerships nurture excellence and therefore we partner with the University of Colorado, Thorne Nature Experience, Growe Foundation, and Impact on Education to name a few. We offer a wide variety of after-school programming to extend the learning day and to support our focus. This school also offers free and tuition preschool classes that have a focus on both academic and developmental learning standards.

Program Characteristics:
Our knowledge based twenty-first century economy is driven by continuous innovation. Ryan Elementary STEAM School is a community where students, staff, and families partner to make each day a powerful learning experience for our children​. Ryan focuses on developing the whole child with the BVSD Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum, experiential project-based learning activities in the STEAM areas before, during, and after school, as well as service learning opportunities. 

Special Programs and Opportunities

TEAMS – with engineers in residence from CU Boulder
CU Practicum Partnership
Thorne Ecological Institute:  Project BEAR, Science Explorers after-school, and Summer Camps just for Ryan students
Chess Club
Jump Start Your Day
STEAM to Achieve Learning Symposiums with Scientists, Engineers, Mathematicians, and Artists in the field
Handbell Choir
Holiday Choir
Instrumental Music
School Aged Care
Trivia Night
Think and Create a Thon
Learning Garden
Kindergarten Enrichment
Outdoor Science Education
Computer Class
Science Enrichment Lab and weekly classes
Ukulele Club
Bilingual Science Explorers
Programming and Electronics
Day of Coding

Principals Message:

Welcome to Ryan Elementary STEAM School!

I am so excited to be starting my 17th year in education by joining the amazing team of educators at Ryan STEAM School!  I have been working throughout the summer to get to know the Ryan Staff and community partners.  It is clear to me in this very short time, that Ryan is a true hidden gem in Boulder County with a very strong community feel and a very strong innovative staff.

My main focus this year will be on developing relationships with students, staff, parents, and the Ryan community as a whole.  We will be starting out the year as a staff re-visioning around our mission and The Ryan Promise to ensure we have a positive, safe, and welcoming community for all. 

Ryan Elementary STEAM School Mission: Prepare our students to succeed in the 21st-century workforce and Beyond.  Ryan will cultivate students who are well-rounded and caring citizens prepared to succeed, both academically and socially, in a global world. 

Ryan Promise: 

Ryan was part of the Phase I BVSD Bond and Innovation work (completed Fall 2017), which makes us very fortunate to better support our STEAM work, our mission, as well as make our building top-notch for safety and security. 

I am looking forward to getting to know all of your children and the entire Ryan community throughout the year!  Please do not hesitate to reach out to me at any time!

Cameo DeDominces

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Mission statement:

​The mission of Ryan Elementary STEAM School is to prepare our students to succeed in the 21st century workforce and Beyond.  Ryan will cultivate students who are well-rounded and caring citizens prepared to succeed, both academically and socially, in a global world. 

Vision statement:

Our students will receive equitable access to a guaranteed and viable curriculum in all content areas, and will be adept in the most current technology supporting learning, instruction, and critical thinking.  They will also receive educational and social opportunities to learn and demonstrate successful problem solving and critical thinking skills that support both their academic work and the development of positive and productive relationships with their fellow students, their teachers, their families and the broader community.

Our knowledge based twenty-first century global economy is driven by continuous innovation.  The basis of innovation lies in a dynamic workforce equipped with STEAM skills.  Our STEAM approach strongly aligns to the Success Effect:  The Boulder Valley School District's strategic plan for student success.

The Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics focus at Ryan Elementary School provides students with enrichment opportunities in the STEAM areas.  Students engage in project-based learning that aligns with Common Core standards and helps them develop applied critical thinking skills within a social context. 

Academic Goals:

Student/Teacher Ratio: 14.8/1

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Enrollment FTE: 485

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Follow Us: @RyanElemSTEAM



School Code: RYE