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Blessed Sacrament Catholic School

Private | PK-8 | 450 students

We are best known for faith formation and rigorous academics.

 
 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $262,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $790.

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Posted February 5, 2014

I know they have retired teachers as teaching assistants that pull out kids requiring individual attention several times a week for reading, math, etc. They do have smaller class sizes than public school so a teacher is able to realize when a child is struggling. In fifth grade, my teacher's child tested him and realized he was not reading at grade level. She was able to work with him and bring him up to grade level. I am grateful to this teacher. Now that he is in middle school, I see his progress and know that it would not have been possible without her help. Because Blessed Sacrament is a private school, they do not have access to any of the funding or special programs for learning disabilities. I would definitely look into public versus this school if my child had a learning disability.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2013

I am shocked that one parent wrote that they didn't get a "warm fuzzy" feeling about Blessed Sacrament. That must have been a fluke because we were welcomed by each and every person that we had contact with. The principal even invited us into his office to talk after our tour. Now that our children have been at BCBS we are even more pleased with what we have experienced. The teachers are all very on top of things and my children have learned so much (compared to their last school). The teachers and the administration are very approachable and helpful. Everyone else from the front office staff to the after school staff to volunteers has gone above and beyond the call of duty to make us feel comfortable. This is the first time in the last 5 years that I can take a big sigh of relief after dropping my children off.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

I have a child in 5th grade who has been at this school since Kindergarten. His academic experience has been phenomenal. He has had exceptionally talented and caring teachers the whole way. He excels in academics. He tests far above grade level on annual ITBS tests and has grown tremendously in his spiritual formation as a Catholic. We would not put our child anywhere else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2013

I just toured the school. I didn't get a warm fuzzy feeling. The school felt very much like an inner city school. One student said he didn't really like it very much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2013

Our family recently toured Blessed Sacrament and I was so impressed with every aspect of the school. The genuine interest and caring toward children and the families there was evident from the parents, staff and administration that we met with. It is very well organized and they offer wonderful after school programs (where kids even get help with their homework!) and camps for school in-service and holidays which is a nice option for working parents. The buildings are old, but everything is cleaned and well maintained. There is longevity amongst the staff and the administration, which I think says a lot. We also spoke with several other families with children who have been enrolled there, and recieved rave reviews across the board. Seriously impressed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2011

Blessed Sacament Catholic School is wonderful. The teachers and administrators are focused on educating the children, communicative with the parents and kind and respectful while doing both. It is a warm and nurturing environment and we are thrilled our daughters will benefit from the rigorous academics. We applaud Blessed Sacrament for staying focused on what matters most. Thank you Blessed Sacrament!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2010

We love Blessed Sacrament Catholic school! This is our 3rd year there, and we are so happy. The teachers are outstanding, the administration is great, and the parent involvement is off the charts! I would highly recommend Blessed Sacrament.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2010

We LOVE this school! We are new to the school this year and after touring several central Denver schools, Blessed Sacrament distinguished itself by welcoming us with open arms, kindness and genuine concern for each child that attends their school. I have had experience with both the pre-school and the Kindergarten (and compared to others) I give this school 5 stars if I could give them 7 stars I would! Teachers, Administration and Staff have been EXCELLENT!!! This school will exceed your expectations!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2010

I have been very impressed with Blessed Sacrament. They teach spainsh from PreK-8th grade, a strong buddy program, volunteer hours, strong and current curriculum, specials classes taught 1-2 times a weekly, strong parent support and involvement. Behaviors are rarly and issue. They do not stop teaching for CSAP- we don't take the CSAP and the administration really cares about parent imput. Our children are taught core values, the importance of giving back and helping others, and a leave at least 1-2 grade levels above their public school peers. It will not be a choice you regret!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

This school is wonderul. My two boys love attending and are excited about going to school. We love the curriculum. Music, Spanish, Art and PE are standard classes for all students. I know my kids are cared for and are safe at Blessed Sacrament. I also know that they will be allowed to talk about God and be able to demonstrate their love for Him. We even have a Christmas Program with Christmas songs. It is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2008

My daughters have attended Blessed Sacreament for two years - they love it - becuase of the fun they have learning. And, we as parents love it - solid curriculum, fantastic staff & teachers, a very close school community, open access and always keeping an eye on improving anything that will help our students suceed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2008

Incredible staff, caring enviornment, high scholastic standards, loving and involved parents all combine to make this a wonderful place for children to excell both as students as well as citizens.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2007

I send my two children here to Blessed Sacramnet, and they absouletly love it here. Blessed Sacrament is challenging in its academics, but that's what makes it so great. Students have grown to become a community with one another, and you will surely miss out on the loving, caring teachers and students here if you don't send your child to this school. At Blessed Sacrament, we strive for excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2006

This is the best kept secret in Denver. My kids love the small class size, unbelievably dedicated teachers and 85% parent involvement. School has been in existence for more than 65 years. Great Catholic traditional school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2005

Blessed Sacrament offers small classes, a nurturing environment, great parents, and high academic standards. Terrific school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2004

Blessed Sacrament School is the best kept secret in Park Hill. The student to teacher ratio is low and the teachers are committed, caring professionals. The current Principal, Mrs. Billie Middleton, is committed to a high quality education and spiritual growth of the students.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 63% 56%
Black 12% 5%
Two or more races 12% 3%
Hispanic 10% 32%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Girls on the run

Gifted & talented

Clubs
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:50 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:45 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Greg Kruthaupt
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 2 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman Catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (303) 321-7765

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Archdiocese of Denver
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Archdiocese of Denver
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Academic Decathlon
  • Challenge Girls Club
  • Girls on the run
  • National Honor Society
  • Spelling Bee
  • Student council/government
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$3000 - $19000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships
Universal Education Supporters

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Regis Jesuit High School
Bishop Machebeuf Catholic High School
East High School
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1973 Elm St
Denver, CO 80220
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Phone: (303) 377-8835

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