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Mr. Basten

Welcome to Aspen Elementary School, home of the skiers. From kindergarten through fourth grade we strive to inspire and promote the love of learning through innovative curriculum and instruction. Our school serves approximately 530 students who engage in a rich core curriculum, as well as experiences in art, music, physical education, world languages, and environmental education. In addition, Aspen Elementary also offers students a robust and dynamic outdoor education program that connects our students with the beautiful Colorado landscape.

At Aspen Elementary School we are fortunate to have a highly skilled and deeply dedicated team of faculty and staff members who value differentiated instruction to meet the needs of all of our learners, thus providing the skills to be lifelong and productive members of a global society.

The foundation for successful learning in elementary schools is rock solid classroom communities coupled with an attentive and respectful partnership with parents and our community. Through the development of a safe and nurturing learning environment we are poised to meet the needs of the whole child: the physical, social, emotional, and cultural development that will give the child the stamina, skills and ethical framework for success in life.

Aspen Elementary School is indeed a very special place.  I am honored and privileged to serve as principal and work alongside such a talented group of professionals and a strong parent community. I look forward to the upcoming school year with enthusiasm. Please don’t ever hesitate to contact me directly with questions, comments, or concerns.

Christopher Basten,