The K-12 Advantage at Union Colony

The K-12 Advantage at Union Colony
Students at Union Colony Elementary school sit at their desks and work on projects. There is a teacher supporting a group of students. The classroom is bright and spacious.

If you’ve ever stepped inside Union Colony Schools (UCS), you sense that our schools feel more like a home than just a school building. Everyone knows your name, from teaching staff to students to parents. We spend a lot of time together—our students are with us when learning the alphabet and multiplication tables, the formative years of middle school and all the way through graduation. The sense of family cultivated in a K-12 school is a powerful benefit of attending our tuition-free charter schools

1. Safe and Nurturing Environment 

By attending a K-12 school, families have fewer transitions and students get to remain in a safe, developmentally appropriate environment that nurtures students right where they are, suggests a Harvard Education Magazine study. The familiarity of the buildings, scheduling, and the staff gives students confidence and knowledge as they grow. Also—who doesn’t love fewer drop offs when you have multiple kids in school? 

The safe community feel of our buildings contributes to fewer discipline and behavior problems than a traditional middle school. And fewer behavior issues means less time pulled away from academics. Higher grades and greater involvement in extracurriculars like sports and performing arts, are a pretty great benefit, too. 

2. Leadership, Agency & Confidence

Throughout the up to 13 years at Union Colony, students are provided many opportunities to learn and practice character traits, like integrity, compassion and commitment to hard work, that will help them be successful throughout their education and beyond. Our students develop agency through active participation in clubs, athletics and rigorous curriculum, as well as good citizenship through service learning. The consistent messaging of our shared values provides a common connection across all the grades. 

Students at a K-12 school also experience higher levels of self-esteem. At Union Colony, we help students get to know their strengths and areas for improvement. Students feel comfortable being challenged, learning new things, and taking risks. Our K-12th graders learn how to fail and start again for all 13 years in a supportive atmosphere with trusted adults ready to help and guide.


A Union Colony Preparatory student closely examines a lizard that is resting on his hand.

3. Culture of Community

When you enroll at Union Colony, you get more than an education, you get a school home that feels like family. Our K-12 culture is built on positive teacher-student-family relationships. Families participate in activities, fundraisers and decision making. They attend field trips, help out in the classrooms and support our teachers. We are thankful for parent involvement from kindergarten to 12th grade and parents love to see first-hand what happens at school, strengthening the school-home connection.


Our students benefit from a sense of security and support in knowing our teachers are there beyond the time shared in classrooms. We often see students make special connections with an elementary teacher and come back to stop by the classroom as a seventh grader; just to check in.


Union Colony is proud to offer the students of Greeley/Evans consistency, support, mentorship and a school family for 13 straight years. Rely on us to help create a solid foundation for your child. We are enrolling now for Fall 2023!


About Union Colony Schools

Union Colony Schools provide a tuition-free college prep education rich in arts, music, technology and athletics to students in the greater Greeley, Colorado area. With two convenient campuses serving K-5 and 6-12, our dedicated teachers educate for a life of leadership and academic success. Our close-knit, highly rated K-12 schools are evidence of our Excellence in Education. Join us, we're enrolling.

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