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Welcome to Brown International Academy, where we foster the growth of internationally-minded people and create positive attitudes about learning. As an authorized International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, our curriculum focuses on the development of the whole child ó in the classroom and in the world outside. By exploring themes of global significance melded with the Colorado State education standards, we deliver a strong academic core curriculum, while providing room for children to learn and grow in a nurturing environment. Learn more about our educational philosophy and curriculum.

Our Mission

The mission of Brown International Academy is to empower learners to grow and evolve into compassionate, confident, contributing citizens of the world. Learners will be open-minded to multiple perspectives, advocate for peace, and promote change within our global community.

Our Vision

To live the spirit of the Voyager,
is to explore the world
with a sense of wonder;
inspiring a passion for learning.

Our vision promotes personal responsibility,
intercultural understanding
and academic excellence.

The spirit of the Voyager
embodies risk-taking, teamwork
and mutual respect.

Integrity guides our thoughts, words, and actions.

As Voyagers, we are committed to
making a positive difference in
our school, our community and our world.

Our History

The school was named for Edward L. Brown, who served the Denver Public Schools from 1898 to 1931 as a teacher, principal and assistant superintendent. Although Brown opened its doors in 1952, the school only recently became an authorized International Baccalaureate school, which it accomplished by undergoing an intensive certification process.

When Brown was selected by DPS for revitalization in 2003, a committee of teachers, parents and community members researched several different curricular programs and ultimately chose the IB Primary Years Programme. Today, a stroll through our natural light-infused building and art-filled hallways is a reminder that there is always something fresh and innovative happening at Brown.

Our Students

The students at Brown come from a variety of backgrounds and pursue all sorts of personal interests and activities. What they all seem to share is a passion for learning. Get a small glimpse of our student body.


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Contact & Enrollment Information

School Address: 2550 Lowell Boulevard, Denver CO 80211 Main Office Phone: 720-424-9250 FAX: 720-424-9275 Absences: To notify the school about a child’s absence, call the Brown Attendance Line: 720-424-9303. Questions regarding Brown’s curriculum, philosophy, educational approach or other matters pertaining to the school’s mission and vision may be directed to¬†Principal Sue Williams, or IB Coordinator …

From Principal Williams

Principal‚Äôs Message: Welcome to Brown International, home of the Mini Vikings! Dear Parents and Guardians: It is my pleasure to welcome you to Brown International Academy. Our talented and dedicated staff provides student-centered instruction to empower every learner to make a difference in the world.¬† We are proud to be building student success through our …

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Our Students

The students at Brown come from a variety of backgrounds and pursue all sorts of personal interests and activities. Here is a small glimpse of some of our students and their passion for learning.     This 3rd grade student loves art – so much that he often spends recess time drawing pictures. His favorite …

Principal Lynn Heintzman


At Brown, we foster the growth of internationally minded people and create positive attitudes about learning. Our award-winning leadership team and teaching staff are dedicated to creating fun, engaging learning experiences every day. Just ask the kids! Below, you will find a listing of all staff linked to their DPS email address (typically Please …

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