Sleeping Giant School

Sleeping Giant School

  • The new $52.5 million 74,000 SF school may open as early as the 2021-2022 school year and will serve 490 students in preschool through grade 8
  • The school will be the first new traditional school built since 1981 that will expand the district's capacity; it will provide additional spaces for programming and community use
  • The school will be built with the flexibility to convert to a full middle school or elementary school in the future if needed


New Steamboat Springs School District PK–8 School Gets a Name: Sleeping Giant School. Read more

Read the statement on the placement of power lines on the PK-8 site here


PK-8 School

  • Design: November 2019 – Summer 2020
  • Construction: Summer 2020 – Fall/Winter 2021

DAG Role

  • Provide high-level design guidance
  • Provide input to design team and executive committee
  • Give feedback on general design direction
  • Provide feedback on options/alternatives
  • Act as ambassadors for the project

Draft Renderings

Location: Steamboat II

About the future site of our new PK-8 school

Acquired: 1997

Acres: 35.15 + potential additional 36

Jurisdiction: Routt County

School Permitting Authority: State

Water: City of Steamboat Springs or Metro District

Sewer: Metro District or Septic System

Traffic Infrastructure Required:

    • Traffic signal at Highway 40 and CR42
    • Northbound turn lane
    • Westbound deceleration turn lane

DAG Members

SSSD Parents

  • Quint Friesell
  • Brie Neppl
  • Casey Quillen
  • Suzie Romig

SSSD Administration

  • Dr. Brad Meeks
  • Dr. Celine Wicks
  • Joe Laliberte
  • Brandon LaChance
  • Jay Hamric
  • Katy Lee (BOE)
  • Pascal Ginesta

Owner’s Rep/Architect

  • Colleen Kaneda - Owner’s Rep
  • Matt Porta - Architect

Meeting Presentation

Community Members

  • Margie Huron
  • Larry Jordan
  • Heidi Spengler

SSSD Staff

  • Dan Brabec
  • Susie Gruben
  • Ann Henderson
  • Alex Masse
  • Cory Truelove
  • Julie Warnke

Meeting Minutes

School Program