UPES Mission

Our mission is to provide a quality education through shared responsibility in a safe supportive environment for all students. We are “Committed to Excellence”, and we work hard to make the site a primary source for timely information for all users, and a main gateway for improved communication between parents, teachers, and students.

Office hours:
7:00am - 3:30pm

Student Hours:
8:00am - 2:50pm

UPES Virtual Tour

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Open House for prospective 6th grade families
Informative Open House for prospective 6th grade families to learn more about 6th grade programs at Manitou Springs Middle School and Ute Pass Elementary School. WHEN: December 14, 2023 TIME: 5:30-6:30 p.m. - WHERE: Manitou Springs Middle School - View Video Here!
Holiday Spirit Week +2 Days
Ute Pass Spirit Week starts December 11th, view all the fun dress up days here!
UPES Holiday Concert
All concerts begin at 5 pm in the gym with doors opening at 4:50 pm. There will be a rehearsal the same day as each concert at 2 pm in the gym. Families are welcome to attend either, or both!
Finalists for Colorado Teacher of the Year!
Miles Groth, sixth-grade teacher for the Mountain Academy of Arts and Sciences at Ute Pass Elementary in one of seven finalist in Colorado Teacher of the Year.
School Supply List 2023-24
The School Supply List for all grades are available here!
Mountain Academy
The Mountain Academy for Arts and Sciences is a full-day, sixth grade experience at Ute Pass Elementary School located in Chipita Park, Colorado. Our unique size and setting allows our class to learn and experience a variety of topics throughout the school year.
UPES Newsletter
Please read our weekly newsletter. We will post important information about everything that happens at UPES.

The Village School with a Global Reach

Ute Pass Elementary School, located at the foot of Pikes Peak, serves the historic communities of Cascade, Chipita Park, Green Mountain Falls, and Crystola. Ute Pass Elementary is a small school where personal attention, strong relationships, and rigorous learning lead to unequaled opportunities for  high achievement and leadership development. Our small size leads to big advantages for children – personalized attention, strong relationships, and a cozy, nurturing environment.  

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