About PBA

Place Bridge Academy

Place Bridge Academy is located at 7125 Cherry Creek Drive North in Denver. We sit just across the creek from Cook Park, between Monaco Parkway and Quebec Street.

  • 1,000 Students
  • 140 Staff

PBA offers ECE-8th grades, and acts as the magnet school for elementary-aged refugee students. We also serve other English Language Learner (ELL) students, as well as any student residing within our school boundaries.

PBA houses Newcomer Centers in grades K-6 to target the specific needs of our ELL students.

More than 60 different languages and over 40 different countries from around the world are represented in our student body, and our school stands behind a foundation of acceptance and inclusiveness.

Our Vision: To provide a rigorous, enduring, standards-based education for a diverse student population and advocate for support in addressing the issues which may be barriers for academic success, creating lifelong learners.

Our Mission:

Focusing on the following:

Language – All students will, by the time they leave Place Bridge Academy, have reached a literacy fluency level that allows them to access high school content.

Academics – All students will receive a standards based academic education that leverages English language development and the ability to access rigorous academic content.

Culture – All students will be supported in the social/emotional skills necessary to develop a world view and be successful in a diverse American society.

Touchstone statements:

All members of the community must collaborate to remove barriers to academic success.

We will use best practices and multiple strategies for English language development to ensure the success of all students.

Instructional rigor will be accompanied by differentiated and data-driven instruction so all students can reach high expectations

We will provide a safe and accepting environment for all children that supports self-advocacy for individual cultures.

The development of social/emotional skills will be an integral part of our educational program and support.