About Our School

Sunnyside offers a developmentally appropriate curriculum, based on the Colorado Academic Standards, to all students in preschool through fifth grade. Sunnyside strives to make a rewarding impact in each child’s life by ensuring they all reach their highest potential. Sunnyside is a small rural school with all of the services offered in the larger schools while providing a “family” environment. There are ten classrooms, one or two sections per grade Preschool-5. Preschool is a full-day program Monday - Friday. Kindergarten is also a full-day program, Monday - Friday.

Sunnyside partners with the local community in many ways, and this is highlighted in our thriving branch of the Durango Public Library housed inside the school. The school works together to help promote a lifelong love of reading and books through community and school sponsored events like our “Take Apart” and “Edible Books.”


At Sunnyside we are inspiring and equipping our students to make a mighty impact on their world, both now and in their future, by explicitly teaching them how to become “Bulldog Scholars”.  Our scholars are engaged in active learning by opening their minds, taking educational risks, persevering through struggles, and reflecting on their learning and themselves.


For more information, email Sabra Day at [email protected].