STRIVE Prep – Sunnyside

All STRIVE Prep Announcements

Schools and offices closed March 24

In alignment with the recent decision from Denver Public Schools (DPS), all STRIVE Prep schools and central office will be closed Friday, March 24, in light of the tragedy at East High School.  STRIVE Prep students will return to school Tuesday, April 4, after spring...

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Sunnyside Announcements

STRIVE Prep welcomes its next leader, Tricia Noyola

We are excited to announce Tricia Noyola as our new Chief Executive Officer, effective November 2, 2022!  Originally, as part of the merger with Rocky Mountain Prep announced in August, Tricia was going to take the lead as CEO beginning July 2023. But as we started...

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New, better bus service for students!

Transportation In 2022-23 School Year We are excited to announce that next year, our Far Northeast and Northwest schools will have a new transportation system and provider in DS Bus Lines, and provide better transportation systems than ever for our families and...

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At STRIVE Prep – Sunnyside, we believe school should be a safe and joyful place for all scholars. STRIVE Prep – Sunnyside is a school that prides itself in being that haven for our scholars. We believe that academic joy comes from answering a very challenging question or reading an above grade level text. STRIVE Prep – Sunnyside ensures our students know their voice matters and supports them to use their voice to change the world.

Kelly Gomes

School Leader |

About STRIVE Prep – Sunnyside

At STRIVE Prep – Sunnyside, intentional relationships are made with every student to ensure academic and personal success and achievement with the resources they need; in and out of the classroom. It’s a small school with big opportunities for your child to learn and participate in a rigorous curriculum and an extensive array of sports and clubs at every grade level to educate the whole child, from the mind to the heart. Bring the STRIVE Prep – Sunnyside joy home and be part of a community with big hearts, growing minds, and helping hands. 

Programming Highlights:

  • LOTS of after-school programming:
    • Sports, art club, STEM club, students have big school opportunity with the small school feel
    • On-track trips for those who are on track academically and ith attendance
      • Overnight trips
      • Day trips
      • 8th-grade college trips
      • School-wide Science fair
  • Bringing intentional joy to the building
    • Special Spirit and fun days throughout the year
    • Hornet of the week for students
    • Dress to impress Fridays
    • Career day 
    • School Dances
    • Family and community events
  • Strong SEL focus to educate the whole child
    • Compass
    • There is a trusted adult for every student
    • Surveys are taken by students to ensure their needs are being met


Take a virtual tour of STRIVE Prep – Sunnyside below!

Visit our Enroll page for more info!

Grades and Hours


Mon-Thurs: 8:15 a.m – 3:45 p.m.
Fri: 8:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Office Manager and Registrar

Registrar: Susana Villalpando

Phone: 720.723.2000

Address: 4735 Pecos Street
Denver, CO 80211



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