Welcome to Mountainside Elementary School!
We are located in the shadow of Cheyenne Mountain on Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Our students are primarily from families directly connected with the military, either with parents currently serving in the armed forces, or currently working as civilian contractors. We are proud to serve the families of those who serve our country! Due to the nature of our families’ military service, students often will transition into and out of Mountainside frequently throughout the school year. Our focus at Mountainside Elementary School is to provide students with the highest educational experience in a safe and supportive environment for every moment we get to serve them. It is the goal of every one of our staff members to ensure that your child is growing academically, socially, and emotionally, and we strive to put supports in place to allow your child to make at least one year’s growth every year we get to have them attend Mountainside.
We create a safe and positive environment where students advocate for themselves and their community.
We work collaboratively to develop student success.
We foster life-long learners through high expectations, accountability, and a rigorous learning environment.
Mountainside was awarded a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) grant allocation through DoDEA to initially establish a STEM/STEAM instructional focus in 2014-2017. Mountainside has continued this area of emphasis through a relationship developed with National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) in providing students with experiences in STEM related activities and careers.
Each year, Mountainside provides students with extracurricular opportunities that have included activities such as: STEM Club, Book Club, Jump Rope Club, Choir, Band, Landshark Running Club, Basketball, Volleyball, after school tutoring, Lego Robotics Club, Minecraft Club, Student Council, Archery
Over the past 14 years Mountainside Elementary School has partnered with an artist group (Concrete Couch) to bring literature to life or to celebrate life as a military child. Our work has brought to life marionettes celebrating children’s books, created a three-dimensional relief representation of military life through a child’s eyes, created a tile mosaic depicting life in the Pikes Peak region, and decorated circular concrete benches on our playground.
Mountainside is celebrating its 27th year serving families who serve.