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Escuela Bilingüe Pioneer

101 East Baseline Road
Lafayette, CO 80026
Phone: 720.561.7800
Fax: 720.561.7801
Attendance: 720.561.7802
Registrar: 720.561.7806
Website: schools.bvsd.org/p12/Pioneer

Funded Headcount:  448
Enrollment (FTE):  393
​Student/Teacher Ratio: 12.8/1
Principal:  Kristin Nelson-Steinhoff

Escuela Bilingüe Pioneer 

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 About Our School


Points of Pride

  • All students develop language proficiency in both Spanish and English in a truly multicultural diverse school community.
  • We have 30 staff members who enroll or have enrolled their own children at Escuela Bilingüe Pioneer, a vote of confidence by those who best know and understand our programs.
  • We have a strong preschool, full day kindergarten, and family literacy program that work together to provide students and parents with skills to be successful.
  • Continually seeking to provide afterschool extended learning opportunities for our students

School Profile

Pioneer is located in old town Lafayette. Students come from Lafayette and the surrounding areas including Louisville, Broomfield, Erie and Longmont. Pioneer is a focus school and all students enroll through the district open enrollment process. The student population is made up of approximately 50 percent Spanish speakers and 50 percent English speakers. There is considerable range of socio- economic status among Pioneer families, with 49 percent of the students on free and reduced lunch. We are committed to lower class size in kindergarten and first grade.

In this unique 90/10 dual language program, English and Spanish are acquired through all subjects of the curriculum. All students initally receive the majority of their instruction in Spanish, with programming that moves towards a 50/50 split by 4th and 5th grades. All students learn to read and write side by side first in Spanish with explicit instruction to transfer those skills to English reading and writing. A multicultural perspective is infused throughout the curriculum. A variety of programs support the school safety plan.

Parents are a critical part of our success at Pioneer. Parent volunteerism is strong and we are very pleased with the participation of both English and Spanish speakers in the decision making process and at social events. At Pioneer, our focus is on each student’s success!



 School Mission and Vision


Mission: At Escuela Bilingüe​ Pioneer, we are a school family committed to providing challenging academics within a multicultural, dual language program. We strive to build bridges that bring our community together. We are dedicated to a deliberately designed curriculum, aligned with Boulder Valley School District academic standards, that meets the needs of all our learners. Our bilingual students will be empowered, thoughtful and caring individuals who are able to meet the challenges of the future and positively contribute to our diverse world.

Vision: Striving toward excellence, we expect high academic achievement from all students, bilingual and biliterate graduates, to be a model dual language program for other schools and our community. We value parents as active partners in education, strong partnerships with our community, our school as a community center. We promote a harmonious, nurturing environment, safety at all times, responsibility and mutual respect. We celebrate cross cultural friendships, pride in our diversity, the promise of bilingualism.


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