GALS Middle School Denver

The Flagship School

As the pioneering school, GALS Denver Middle School opened in 2010 and currently serves grades 6-8.

GALS Denver

750 Galapago St.
Denver, CO 80204


Total enrollment

Full time staff

GALS Denver Middle School Leadership

Carol Bowar

Executive Director


Sara Shapiro

Head of Middle School


John Stanley

7th Grade Math Teacher, 5 Years at GALS


  • BS Engineering, Clarkson University
  • MBA, University of Michigan
  • MAEd, Regis University

What do you love about teaching at GALS?

What I love most about teaching at GALS is that we can teach to our strengths. While being held to high standards, we are given the freedom to design our lessons in a way that allows us to teach in our own style.

How has teaching at GALS impacted you?

Teaching at GALS has given me a better appreciation of the challenges students and families face every day. It has also made me extremely grateful for the amazing team of teachers and administrators we work with.

Carissa Solomon

8th Grade Social Studies Teacher, 6 Years at GALS


  • BA, Philosophy and History, George Washington University
  • MA, Political Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania

What do you love about teaching at GALS?

I love that everyone at GALS, students and teachers alike, come into the building everyday and present their authentic selves. We support each other to be our best and that produces an amazing environment for all!

How has teaching at GALS impacted you?

I have amazing faith that GALS girls will bring positive change to our future world, and I will never again be comfortable working in anything but sneakers, yoga pants, and a t-shirt!

GALS Denver Middle School in Numbers


Students who believe that they will go to college


Students who reported that movement helps them learn


Students on Free and Reduced Lunch


Minority students

GALS Middle School ranked

of DPS Middle Schools for Language Arts growth

Language Arts Growth Scores

(2015-16 PARCC Tests)

  • GALS Denver 77%
  • Denver Public School 56%
  • Charter Schools 58%

Math Growth Scores

(2015-16 PARCC Tests)

  • GALS Middle School Denver 62.5%
  • Denver Public School 50%
  • Charter Schools 53%