Addenbrooke Classical Academy

Fostering a Culture of Free and Independent Thinkers through Tradition and Innovation

Addenbrooke Classical Academy is a tuition-free, public K–12 charter school located in Lakewood, Colorado. As an educational community, we are deeply committed to providing a quality education for our students and to upholding the responsibility that comes with teaching and learning.

Our Campus Locations

Elementary Campus
PreK-8 Campus
3940 S Teller Street,
Lakewood, CO 80235
(303) 989-1336
HS Campus
High School Campus
3605 S. Teller St.
Lakewood, Colorado 80235
(303) 989-1336

DPS Free Lunch

Dear Addenbrooke Community,

DPS Free Lunch Letter

I want to share some important information regarding your students' lunch arrangements for the upcoming fall semester. As part of the Governor's initiative, all Colorado students will now be receiving free lunch.

Due to Addenbrooke's proximity to John F. Kennedy High School, Denver Public Schools have graciously extended their services to provide daily lunch for all of our students. You will be receiving more detailed information in the coming weeks regarding this arrangement and its implementation.

For additional information, please see the DPS free lunch flyer.

Now Hiring Food Service Workers

Now hiring food service workers flyer

Denver Public Schools is now hiring food service workers for the 2023–2024 school year. Available positions four to eight hours a day, Monday through Friday. Must be at least 18 years of age. Pay rate: $19.00 per hour.

Mission Statement

ACA utilizes an integrated model of tradition and innovation to develop free and independent thinkers through classical instructional strategies.

A Snapshot of Addenbrooke Classical Academy

A Liberal Arts Education Using a Classical Framework


We practice the Trivium by incorporating teaching methods necessary for the grammar stage, the logic stage, and rhetoric stage, as well as the content traditionally found in each.


We offer and study arithmetic, geometry, music, and astronomy to gain an understanding of the integral nature of the universe.

Core Knowledge

The Core Knowledge scope and sequence, developed by E.D. Hirsch, is taught in grades kindergarten through eighth grade.

Charlotte Mason Principles

Using the Charlotte Mason methods of nature study, the study of habits, art and music, living books, narration and dictation, we seek to spark curiosity in students and inspire them to discover the pleasure of learning for its own sake.


Beginning in fifth grade, and intensifying in grades seven and eight, all students study Latin. Besides its modern use in the medical and scientific fields, this study is invaluable in learning grammar, parts of speech, vocabulary, and increasing the ability to write well.

The Good, True, and Beautiful

Everything we study at Addenbrooke Classical Academy, math, literature, music, history, the sciences, languages, and art rests on the foundation of discerning that which is good, true, and beautiful. We believe that ability to discern is what separates us from beasts and is worthy of lifelong study.