Award Year: 2019

Bradley International School

3051 South Elm Street
Denver, CO, 80222-7339

(720) 424-9468

Mr. Stephen Wera, Principal at time of Nomination

Choice School

Denver Public Schools District

School Website


Students will master high achievement through inquiry, a focus on concept-based learning, strong study habits, and a life-long love of learning that will promote success.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 13%
  • White: 54%
  • Hispanic: 19%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 9%
Bradley all school B photograph

Bradley all school "B" photograph

Bradley International School is located in a quaint, urban neighborhood with an increasing elementary age population. We currently have over 500 students including Early Childhood Education through 5th grades. Bradley is a strong, highly desirable ''choice'' school in Denver Public Schools and a model International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme. We strive to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who have a sense of community, a respect and tolerance for diversity, and a love of learning. It is a place where every student feels valued and supported in their academic, social and emotional development.

As a result of a concerted effort by the community and dedicated school staff, Bradley is a ''High Performance'' school on the Denver Public Schools and Colorado School Performance Framework (SPF). We have exceptional parent engagement which supports the school in a variety of ways, including extra personnel resources, extracurriculars including tutoring, as well as supplementing technology. Our award-winning staff and administration include the 2019 Colorado Teacher of the Year, several Denver Teachers Award Winners and two 9 News Teacher of the Year awardees. Overall, Bradley is highly dedicated to ensuring student success through rigorous units of inquiry, data-driven instruction, reflection on teaching and learning practices, research-based intervention strategies, and providing comprehensive support to meet all students' needs.