The Stanley Story

  • The British Primary educational philosophy is a unique instructional approach created more than 40 years ago under the direction and leadership of founding head, Carolyn Hambidge. 

    Today, Stanley British Primary School is a singular independent school serving children from kindergarten through 8th grade. At Stanley, a child's education goes well beyond academics - our teachers and our instruction principles give children the opportunity to reach their full potential academically, creatively, socially, emotionally and physically.


  • Founding Head Carolyn Hambidge

    Stanley's founder, Carolyn Hambidge, was educated at The Froebel Institute, now a college within the London University system. She and her young family settled in Denver in the early 1970s; soon after, Carolyn and a team of like-minded educators opened a preschool rooted in progressive principles.

    Over a relatively short time, their enterprise developed into the Stanley School, taking its name from the historic Stanley school building they adopted on 13th Avenue & Quebec Street (now Paddington Station Preschool), and later moving to our current location, the former officer's club and barracks of the Lowry Airforce Base.