• Roger Dear Families of Sunset Ridge Students,

    I want to welcome everyone to the 2017-2018 school year at Sunset Ridge in Westminster Public Schools.  Sunset Ridge is an award winning neighborhood school providing a first class pre-school to 5th grade education.  We offer an innovative competency based system and a personalized approach to education where students must show that they fully understand an area of learning before they advance to the next level of learning.  Our students are challenged to take ownership of their learning through goal setting, action planning and tracking of their own achievement.  Sunset Ridge staff members value a commitment to excellence, demonstrate respect and care for each student, and promote an environment where students are happy and engaged in their own learning.

    Sunset Ridge students succeed because students, parents and staff are working together to ensure that all children receive a well-rounded education.  We believe that the education of children is a partnership between home and school. We expect excellence from ourselves and from our students, and we invite parents to work together with us to achieve excellence.  We strongly encourage parents to regularly help their children with homework, talk with them about what they are learning, read books to them and listen to them read.  We also ask parents to continuously emphasize to their children the importance of good work and study habits.  At Sunset Ridge, parents are encouraged to serve as classroom or school volunteers, attend evening school activities, and be active in our Parent Teacher Association or monthly Building Advisory Accountability Committee meetings where parents and staff discuss school issues.

    Under the guidance of experienced, caring, and thoughtful teachers, Sunset Ridge students become life-long learners prepared for success in middle school, high school and beyond.   I encourage you to visit Sunset Ridge and find out more about all the amazing opportunities we provide.   If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly.  You can phone me through the school office phone number (303-426-8907) or stop in at the front office. 


    Roger Vadeen,  

    Principal – Sunset Ridge