An educational experience unlike any other…

You make it possible.

For more than a half century, Havern School has forged the path as one of the very few intervention-based schools for students with learning disabilities west of the Mississippi River.

We provide an education program for K-8 students with diagnosed learning disabilities. With a 4:1 student-to-staff ratio, master teachers, occupational therapists and speech/language pathologists provide a comprehensive, research-based program of intervention services.

Most importantly, we create confident learners who will leave Havern with the skills to continue to succeed far beyond our walls and who will be a positive force in the world.

Given the importance of our mission, we don’t leave that to chance.

Building & Land Purchase

For more than 50 years, Havern School has been one of the only 
schools in the country that offers an intervention-based model for students with learning disabilities so that they receive 
therapeutic services as a fully integrated part of their daily 
academic curriculum and allows them to thrive.

In December 2016, we launched a $5.5 million capital campaign to purchase the school we have called home for the past 50 years. On May 1, 2018, we purchased the 13-acre hilltop campus that housed Havern School and the Loretto Center in a 90,000 square foot building from The Sisters of Loretto.

Our expanded footprint of more than 50,000 square feet immediately allows for:

  • Centralizing the school’s physical presence in the building
  • Expanded classroom space for all grade levels
  • A separate floor with three middle school classrooms – including a congregating space, making it immediately possible for additional students to enroll
  • Classrooms at all age levels will gain additional small group instruction space
  • An innovative digital classroom/maker space
  • An expanded art room
  • An expanded library
  • An enhanced fire sprinkler system
  • Relocation of playground and sports court to main campus

A Learning Evaluation Center at Havern School

For decades, it has been a dream for Havern to expand its outreach to the greater Denver metropolitan community through the establishment of a Learning Evaluation Center. That dream has become a reality.

Our team has worked diligently with numerous well-respected pediatricians and therapists to plan and create a new community-based assessment center. In the fall of 2016, we launched a pilot program for Havern families.

We now are able to offer the services of the Learning Evaluation Center to all families in Colorado:

  • We offer multidisciplinary evaluations which include psychoeducational, cognitive, language development, motor skill development and academic achievement assessments to children 2 ½  through 17 years of age
  • Our diagnostic team includes speech/language pathologists, occupational therapists and clinical licensed psychologists
  • Additionally the evaluation team is trained to administer the ADOS (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule) to individuals suspected of having Autism or other pervasive developmental disorders

Today, more than 1,260 students in grades K-8 have graduated from Havern.
We boast a 95% high school graduation rate for students, compared to an average of 77.3% of all Colorado students.

We can serve more children.

Help Us Buy Our Home & Preserve Our Legacy

So that we can continue to create bright futures for children with learning disabilities.

Havern Capital Campaign Committee Members

Mike Bank
Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Managed Services
Synoptek, LLC

Michelle Bank
Head of Influencer Relations
Enterprise Business Unit | Windstream

Dr. Matthew Dorighi
Cherry Creek Pediatrics

Paul C. Herzog
Managing Principal
Cresa Denver

Jay Jackson

Tom Finley
Founder and Principal
Ascent Living Communities

Lance FitzSimmons
Chief Financial Officer
Leprino Foods

Christopher Koupal
Of Counsel
Parker Lipman LLP

Mark Loch
Founder and Managing Director
Highland Ventures Group

Laura Love
Founder, GroundFloor Media
Co-founder, CenterTable

Lydia M. Peña SL
Community Volunteer
Sisters of Loretto

Matthew J. Smith
Partner
Holland & Hart LLP

Rob Stettner, AIA LEED® GA NCARB
Senior Project Architect
Farnsworth Group, Inc.

Scott Stone
Project Manager
Kiewit

John Weckbaugh
Retired

Don Wendell
Vice President, Financial Planning
Xcel Energy

Design services generously donated by Studio R Design

Please contact Cathy Pasquariello, M.Ed., Head of School, Havern School, 303.986.4587 or cathyp@havernschool.org to learn more about the Capital Campaign and to tour our campus.