Letter from Our Principal at Morgridge Academy

Jennifer McCullough, Director of EducationWelcome to Morgridge Academy at National Jewish Health. 

As a new school year begins, our staff has found that many parents are even more excited than the students, and not just for the usual reasons. Morgridge Academy represents a level of comfort, safety, and security for the medically at-risk child, which is difficult to find in the average school. Parents recognize this level of excellence at Morgridge Academy and want their children in this type of school environment.

Morgridge Academy is much more than just a "school." Morgridge Academy represents an educational concept, which allows students to grow, develop, and learn at their maximum ability in a warm, friendly, and caring environment. Children from all over the Denver metro area attend Morgridge Academy for the whole child educational experience. Each child's medical health is a top priority, but we also focus on their social and physical growth as well as academic excellence. It is no surprise that a child's confidence level blossoms in the Morgridge Academy environment.

Morgridge Academy is a Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports school where students have the opportunity to learn and practice good social behaviors. Children learn that socially acceptable behavior allows them and their classmates to focus on education, rather than being concerned about socially inappropriate behavior and the consequences that follow.

Morgridge Academy has in place the new Promethean Interactive White Board Technology that will allow each child to experience academic opportunities in the classroom. We have also been able to go 1:1 with electronic devices for students who have the opportunity to use iPads, laptops, and Chromebooks.  With this new technology, literacy blocks, math blocks, and other daily activities, it is understandable why everyone is excited about the new school year. When we combine opportunity with good instruction, every child receives the individual attention they deserve.

Please feel welcome to contact the school if you want more information or, if you would like, an on-site tour.