Special Events & Traditions
Third graders hike Chief Mountain, a good physical challenge that allows them to observe various life zones and ecosystems. Most importantly, however, it is an opportunity for the third grade class to work together and support each other in achieving a common goal.
History Colorado Center
Third graders visit the History Colorado Center in the spring to culminate their year-long study of Colorado history. They explore various times and events in Colorado’s past through interactive exhibits in the museum.
Students learn about the lives of 1820s era fur trappers. Known as "mountain men," they survived in the mountains of Colorado for months at a time trapping beavers to sell. A real mountain man, Doc Grizzly, visits campus to share stories of what life was like in the 1800s.
Plains Conservation Center
Students experience the natural and cultural heritage of the High Plains of Colorado and learn how conservation of water and other resources are vital. This program facilitates a respect for the prairie and sustainability as students discover 1837-era Cheyenne tools for using the prairie's resources in creative and interesting ways for survival.
State Capitol and Governor's Mansion
Our third graders learn about who governs our modern state with a visit to the Colorado State Capitol. While there, they see everything from how decisions are made to pass laws, to the beautiful rose quartz that adorns the halls of the our state’s Capitol. At the Governor’s Mansion, students learn about the history and stories of previous Colorado governors.
Graland Country Day School
55 CLERMONT STREET DENVER, CO 80220 303.399.0390
Graland Country Day School is a private school in Denver, Colorado, serving students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Founded in Denver in 1924, Graland incorporates a rich, experiential learning approach in a traditional classroom setting, emphasizing the development of globally and socially conscious leaders who excel academically.