The mission of Denver Discovery School is to value every child’s unique talents through rigorous, purposeful and relevant project-based learning. We foster perseverance and intellectual curiosity so that our students are prepared to meet 21st century academic, personal, and civic demands.


Discovery is defined as the act of finding or learning something for the first time. This alone makes Discovery an ideal name for the new Greater Park Hill-Stapleton middle school. It’s positive, uplifting and meshes well with the school’s values. In addition, Discovery was the third of NASA’s space shuttles and is, in fact, the most-flown spacecraft in history with 39 missions. Here is a strong connection to the “space” legacy of the school building.