Overview

Serving the Whole Child in 2021/22 School Year 

Hamilton is proud to be an officially authorized International Baccalaureate World School!  Our school identity is grounded in serving the “Whole Child, Every Child!”  In serving the whole child in the 2020-21 school year, we are strategically focused on advancing the Black Excellence Resolution

Vision

Hamilton Middle School fosters lifelong global learners, through the nurturing of a compassionate and intercultural community that leads change towards a more peaceful world. As international educators, we promote balanced academic, physical, artistic, and emotional development for all scholars.

Scholars at Hamilton explore multiple disciplines and demonstrate understanding through inquiry and rigorous assessment. Our scholars are empathetic towards people and their beliefs, and utilize diverse intellectual, linguistic, and cultural perspectives to inform their lens.

We challenge learners and inspire globally-minded scholars to become lifelong, enduring learners, servant leaders, and critical thinkers.

About Our Interim Principal

My name is Ana Maria Mendoza and I am honored to be the Interim Principal for Hamilton Middle School for the 2021-22 school year. I retired from Denver Public Schools in June of 2020 after serving 40 years in education. My career started in my hometown of El Paso Texas where I was a teacher of the deaf and special education for many years. I am a single mother of one son. In 2002 we relocated to Colorado where he graduated from Monarch High School and the University of Colorado Boulder. Here in Colorado, I was the assistant principal at Angevine Middle School in Boulder Valley and Fort Lupton Middle School as well as Principal of Vikan Middle school and Prairie View High School in school district 27J.  The last five years of my career were here in Denver Public Schools at West Early College where I led a highly successful  6th through 12th early college model. I often tell people that I wish I had found my way to  Denver Public Schools earlier in my career as we share the same core values of Equity, Students First, Collaboration as well as the foundational focus on the Whole Child. As a leader of Equity and College and Career Readiness, I  believe all students, regardless of race, background, or skill level, should be provided with the academic and social-emotional support to develop the skills necessary to demonstrate success in secondary, post-secondary, and career settings.  I am genuinely excited about the opportunity I have been given to lead Hamilton through this transitional year as the community searches for its future leader. 
Respectfully,

 Ana M Mendoza

 Interim Principal

Hamilton Middle School