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About SVE

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Silverthorne Elementary is a vibrant and dynamic school celebrating the diverse and unique population in our  International Baccalaureate (IB), Dual Language (DL) and Outdoor Ed program.  

This diversity offers our students opportunities  to experience global differences and perspectives and build open-mindedness through daily collaboration. We  challenge ourselves and our students to build international mindedness while growing academically.  
We proudly offer Dual Language programming in our primary grades and will continue to grow into a full  school bilingual program as the students move through their elementary years. The goals for Dual Language  are bilingualism and biliteracy, academic achievement in both English and Spanish, and socio-cultural  competency. Our Dual Language model has transformed the experiences of teachers, administrators, and  parents into an inclusive and supportive community for all. 

“We are...BEAR STRONG!”

At SVE we take advantage of our location with our Outdoor Education/Discovery Lab program. This focus allows our students to experience unique activities special to Summit County, along with more traditional physical education activities. Using the connection to the outdoors, we integrate the use of STEM, technology, and social-emotional learning with our goal to help students take risks, make connections and grow new passions.  

Silverthorne Elementary is a school filled with love and care. We are very fortunate to have outstanding support of families and our community, where relationships are encouraged and valued. Our staff, students and families make our school Bear Strong!


At Silverthorne Elementary, our mission is to:

  • Gain high academic achievement through differentiation
  • Collaborate effectively through on-going communication with all stakeholders
  • Respect and honor diversity to promote a global community
  • Develop life-long learners, capable of thinking creatively and acting responsibly