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How lucky can one get?

You and your kids have educational opportunities practically in your backyard.

Banning Lewis Academy is the charter program emulating classic undertones of educational systems and meshing with fascinating learning experiences. Imagine your kids joining classmates in creating their own wax museum of historical heroes. And putting on their thinking caps and wowing everyone at the annual science fair. And bringing the entire class together to build a Viking ship.

Opportunities are everywhere. Take a look.

Banning Lewis Academy K-8

Start your kids off with a thorough, well-rounded education that empowers them to be good, productive students and people. Every student will learn through robust programs, receive access to the latest technologies, gain individual attention and build character, and be active in the surrounding community.

Inspiration View Elementary School (IVES)

Inspiration View Elementary School is a district neighborhood school and adds to D49s portfolio of schools through our arts integrated approach to teaching and learning. We serve preschool through 5th grade. In an arts integrated program, students learn all Colorado Academic Standards, including drama, dance, music, art, and PE. The Kennedy Center will be our guide as we create an environment in which all students pursue and develop their passions and talents.

This school’s unique mission is to foster individual student promise and passions through arts integrated learning. This intentional focus cultivates an environment that allows all students to develop as creative risk takers who collaborate, communicate, and celebrate through diverse learning opportunities while discovering their love of learning as they evolve as authentic human beings.

Banning Lewis Prep Academy 9-12

Students continue their high quality education at the secondary level with four branches of study to encourage them to pursue their interests and dreams.


Classes include art, literature, linguistics, philosophy, religion, ethics, modern foreign languages, music, theater, speech, and world languages.

Social sciences

Classes include history, psychology, law, sociology, politics, gender studies, anthropology, economics, geography, and business.

Natural sciences

Classes include astronomy, biology, chemistry, physics, botany, archaeology, zoology, geology, and earth sciences.

Formal sciences

Classes include mathematics, logic, and statistics.

We believe good students come from first becoming great citizens.

Our character development, better known as BRICKS, is a critical program to help young people become responsible, contribute, and care. Our curriculum covers whole child education, service learning, social-emotional learning, and civic education.

Students today, leaders tomorrow.

The BLA Order/House System is a student organization encouraging and inspiring students to achieve specific academic and student leadership goals. By creating smaller integrated student communities, this framework opens doors to greater leadership opportunities. Several purposes of this system include increasing peer-to-peer support, building strong relationships, and developing skills in leadership.