Principal Welcome

Peiffer is truly an amazing school in Jefferson County School District. The staff is experienced and knowledgeable, the parents and community are extremely supportive, and the students are the best in the world! We have a proud history of excellence at Peiffer and every year we as a staff continually work to improve upon our strengths and deepen our teaching practices to engage and motivate our students in taking an active role in their academic and character development.  In the spirit of growth, we as a staff continually seek improvement to better support student learning and achievement.


We foster a Growth Mindset culture. This thinking empowers our students to celebrate their efforts and learn from their challenges. We continue to focus school-wide on "Cultivating Our Curiosities" through our Inquiry Character Quality and our new outdoor garden and learning space. Our students explore the school garden concept through their grade level math, literacy, science and social studies standards. Our students implement authentic Problem-based Learning units.  They question, research, plan, plant and sustain the garden. This is another step forward in our vision of cultivating hands-on, experiential learning experiences for our students.   Our garden will flow through our continued work with the H.O.N.E.Y Project and feed our ongoing Health and Wellness goals. Our garden brings members of our school community together through shared experiences in the garden. We need all hands in the dirt to continue to grow our green dream into a reality.

Parent participation and input is valued at Peiffer Elementary. We have an active PTA that is involved in multiple school-wide activities, fundraising endeavors and school support efforts. Our PTA meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm in the library. Our School-level Accountability Committee (SAC) serves as a parent and community advisory board for leadership and staff. This team meets directly before the monthly PTA meeting at 4:45pm. Our staff values our parent partnerships for the benefit of our students.

Finally, Peiffer Elementary is a passionate school that cares about kids. We strive to prepare children to be active citizens who contribute positively to their communities. Our school-wide discipline approach maintains the dignity of students while equipping them with strategies to restore relationships caused by conflict. Children will learn from their mistakes and discipline will be based on making positive choices and interacting responsibly with others. At Peiffer, we are committed to the success of all children! If you have further questions regarding our school, please contact me at 303.982.4800.

Voicemail: 303-982-6403

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