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Welcome to Tarver Elementary School

Who We Are

At Tarver Elementary we are committed to academic excellence and proud of our strong ties to the surrounding community. Our highly qualified staff is dedicated to making learning fun in a student-centered environment that is engaging, stimulating and nurturing.

We pride ourselves on providing all students with a rigorous and relevant learning experience. Our teachers receive special training that enables them to offer learning opportunities tailored to the individual needs of our students, including gifted and talented learners, English language learners and special education students.

We also value our long-standing relationships within the community. We believe these partnerships support and enhance the success of our school and are an integral component of our ability to provide a high-quality, community-based education.

  • Learn from the past
  • Engage in the present
  • Create the future

Our Mission

Tarver’s mission is to learn our lessons from the past while actively engaging in the activities that will help our students grow into productive citizens who will become independent and responsible members of society. Learn more about Tarver Elementary School.

We Welcome Your Feedback

If you have any questions or comments for us we would love to hear from you. Please contact us and a member of our staff will be in touch as soon as possible.


Address3500 Summit Grove Parkway
Thornton, CO
Office Phone720-972-5640
Fax Number720-972-5659
Office Hours7:00am - 3:30pm
School Hours7:35am - 2:30pm
Early Release
7:35am - 1:15pm

Upcoming Events

Skate City

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Date & Time: Wed, 01/23/2019 - 1:30pm to 4:15pm
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01/23/2019 - 1:30pm
Jan 23

5th Grade Math Help Session

5th Grade Math Help Session

Date & Time:
Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Apr 25 2019 except Thu Oct 11 2018, Thu Nov 22 2018, Thu Nov 29 2018, Thu Dec 20 2018, Thu Dec 27 2018, Thu Jan 03 2019, Thu Feb 14 2019, Thu Mar 07 2019, Thu Mar 28 2019.
Thu, 01/24/2019 - 2:30pm to 3:15pm

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01/24/2019 - 2:30pm
Jan 24

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration

Date & Time:
Repeats every day every Monday and every Tuesday and every Wednesday and every Thursday and every Friday until Fri Feb 08 2019.
Mon, 01/28/2019 - 7:30am to 11:00am
Location: Tarver Main Office

The priority window for the tuition-based, extended day kindergarten program (EDKP) begins January 28, 2019 and runs through February 8, 2019.  Admissions to extended day kindergarten programs are managed by each school individually and are not managed by the Choice Program. Notification comes from the school on approximately February 15, 2019. You can apply directly to whichever school you are interested in attending.  If you are not placed in your desired school’s program but would still like an extended day program, the district will make every effort to place you in the school nearest to your residence. 

Out-of-boundary or out-of-district families that would like to attend an extended day kindergarten program may apply at any participating elementary school.  Placement into an extended day kindergarten program will be dependent on space availability.  Students will be placed following a six-tiered priority system:

  1. First priority to boundary students with siblings already attending the school
  2. Second priority to boundary students who do not have siblings already attending the school
  3. Third priority to in-district students with siblings at the requested school
  4. Fourth priority to out-of-district students with siblings at the school
  5. Fifth priority to in-district students who do not have siblings at the requested school
  6. Sixth priority to out-of-district students who do not have siblings at the requested school.   

After February 8, 2019, enrollment for the extended day kindergarten program can still be taken at any school until the program is full.  The school options at that time will be dependent on the space available.  

The following schools will be accepting applications for their tuition-based, extended day kindergarten for the 2019/20 school year:

  • Arapahoe Ridge Elementary: 720-972-5740
  • Centennial Elementary: 720-972-5280                                  
  • Cherry Drive Elementary:  720-972-5300
  • Coyote Ridge Elementary: 720-972-5780                             
  • Eagleview Elementary:  720-972-5760 
  • Glacier Peak Elementary: 720-972-5940
  • Hunters Glen Elementary: 720-972-5440
  • Leroy Elementary: 720-972-5460
  • Meridian Elementary: 720-972-7880
  • Mountain View Elementary: 720-972-5520
  • Prairie Hills Elementary: 720-972-8780
  • Riverdale Elementary: 720-972-5580
  • Silver Creek Elementary: 720-972-3941
  • Skyview Elementary: 720-972-5620            
  • Stellar Elementary: 720-972-2340
  • Tarver Elementary: 720-972-5640
  • Thunder Vista P-8: 720-972-7300
  • Westview Elementary: 720-972-5680
  • Woodglen Elementary: 720-972-5700

Tuition for each extended day kindergarten program throughout Adams 12 Five Star Schools is $300 per month. A $50 enrollment fee is due upon acceptance into the program by March 1, 2019, and the balance of $250 will be due by March 15, 2019.  This $300 will be applied toward the May 2020 tuition payment.  Any student for whom an enrollment fee has not been deposited by March 1st may be removed from the extended day class roster and their space given to the next student on the wait list.


Admissions to extended day kindergarten programs do not go through the Schools of Choice Program and instead are managed by each school. 

Kindergarten Enrollment Requirements

Adams 12 Five Star Schools requires the following information to enroll your student:

*Valid proof of residencies include: utility bill, cable bill, trash bill, rental or purchase agreement with your name and address showing. Please bring these documents with you to enroll.


01/28/2019 - 7:30am
Jan 28



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