Castle Rock, Colorado

Aspen View Academy

Mountain USA
Aspen View Academy
Project Size
78,380 Square Feet

New Construction, Charter School, K-8

Aspen View Academy is a charter school developed by parents in the Meadows area of Castle Rock. The school partnered with Douglas County School District to develop a designated school site in an area with a rapidly growing population, (the first new construction known to be funded using “Certificates of Participation”).

The curriculum is based on Core Knowledge and serves approximately 900 students in Pre-K through 8th Grade. Cuningham Group led four charrettes with school leadership to program and design the project. The three-story building was sited to maximize the parking and drop-off areas, while minimizing extra paving. The site design allows the main playground and sports field to be contiguous with the future park, and offers shared parking. The classroom wings are oriented east-west for optimized effective daylighting, while the lobby and cafeteria are situated to capture the expansive views of Castle Rock and Colorado’s Rocky Mountain Front Range.