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School Profiles

Aspen Academy

Fountain Valley School

Ave Maria Catholic School

Bright Horizons Montessori Schools

Cherry Hills Christian

Graland Country Day School

Humanex Academy

Kent Denver School

Mackintosh Academy

Montessori School of Denver

Ricks Center for Gifted Children

St. Elizabeth’s School

Steamboat Mountain School








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Accelerated Schools of Denver

Education with a History of Success

2160 S. Cook St., Denver, CO 80210 | (303) 758-2003 | www.acceleratedschools.org

Admissions: (303) 758-2003
Grades: 1 – 12th
Enrollment: 70-100 in 2015-2016
Student/Faculty Ratio: 7:1
Tuition:$15,850 (Elementary School), $21,850 (Middle School), $21,850 (High School)

Accelerated Schools is an accredited private school in Denver, Colorado that offers highly accelerated programs for students who are gifted and talented, as well as those who may need remedial help. With an average class size of 7:1, each student is enrolled with an individualized academic plan of instruction, relevant to their individual needs. This allows our students to be prepared for the next level without the need for remediation.

At Accelerated Schools, we offer High School, Middle School, and Elementary School classes with open enrollment. Any student may begin classes, any day, year-round. If you find that your child has fallen behind for any reason, we are able to help. Our student-teacher ratio of 7:1 will give your child the academic attention they need. Our students receive no failing grades and the effectiveness of our program(s) has proven itself year after year, since 1966. If students are lagging in any given subject, the teacher emphasizes the curriculum in that skill until they meet the mastery requirements for that subject. We accomplish this because of our small class sizes of 7:1 and the individualized academic plan.

Accelerated Schools offers tutoring services, as well. If you are looking for ACT, SAT or tutoring help, visit our programs page to see how we can meet your needs.

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Aspen Academy

Growing, Learning, Leading

5859 S. University Blvd., Greenwood Village, CO 80121 | (303) 346-3500 | www.aspenacademy.org

Admissions: (303) 346-3500, x108
Grades: Junior kindergarten-8th
Enrollment: 400
Student/Faculty Ratio: 8:1
Tuition:$15,370 (Lower School), $15,900 (Middle School)

Aspen Academy provides your child a door to the future through a challenging and relevant academic experience, a nationally recognized character and leadership program and a deliberate focus on community strength and service.

We are a co-educational, independent school that serves children from junior kindergarten through the 8th grade. Our leading edge campus is located in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

Aspen academics combines exceptional teachers, small class sizes, and the highest performing educational systems that teach our students to be both critical thinkers as well as adept problem solvers.

Education is about who you are, not just what you know. We foster a strong work ethic in partnership with our parent community that teaches a combination of passion and personal accountability necessary for each student to grow and thrive as individuals and who are empowered to lead extraordinary lives.

These are Aspen Academy’s core values and are a part of everything we do. With an emphasis on character and leadership combined with entrepreneurial development, our students graduate understanding the issues and realities that people face around the globe and with the leadership skills necessary to be part of the solution.

Call Sara Anderson, Admissions Manager at (303) 346-3500, x 108 to schedule a tour of our beautiful, state-of-the-art campus. We look forward to meeting you and sharing how our mission and vision will benefit your children now and into the future. Visit our website at aspenacademy.org for more information.

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Denver Academy>

The Way You Learn Best

4400 E. Iliff Ave., Denver, CO 80222 | (303) 777-5161 | www.denveracademy.org

Admissions: (303) 777-5161
Grades: 1st – 12th
Enrollment: 370
Student/Faculty Ratio: 6:1
Tuition:Please contact us for tuition information. Need-based financial aid available.

Step onto Denver Academy’s spacious campus and you’ll find an exceptional learning environment. Integrated with state-of-the art technology, the robust curriculum includes challenging academics, a multi-faceted digital and fine arts program, comprehensive athletics, character development, and extra-curricular offerings. Hands-on learning, engaging field trips and cultural experiences enrich each student’s education. It’s only when you look closer that you’ll find what truly makes us extraordinary: a pioneering educational model that is as distinctive as your child.

Founded in 1972 on the maxim that students thrive when taught in the way they learn best, Denver Academy is one of the top schools in the nation dedicated to teaching diverse learners. DA’s innovative, proven learning model is based on the balanced application of classroom management, information processing and academic literacy. Small class sizes of just 12-14 students facilitate differentiated instruction. Flexible placement and several academic levels within each core subject, including Honors classes and advanced coursework, allow faculty to teach to each student’s optimal level. Students excel in their strengths, while being supported in their challenging subjects.

In this exceptionally positive learning environment, early successes are celebrated and confidence is strengthened. Students are supported through a journey of self-discovery that helps them find their place in the world and realize their full potential. Denver Academy students graduate with a thorough understanding of their own strengths and learning styles, prepared for a lifetime of success — more than 90 percent matriculate to college and post-secondary education each year.

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Fountain Valley School

Be Your Best Self

6155 Fountain Valley School Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80911 | (719) 391-5251 | www.fvs.edu

Admissions: (719) 391-5251
Grades: 9th-12th
Enrollment: 240
Student/Faculty Ratio: 6:1
Tuition: $50,650 (Boarding), $26,795 (Day)

“Each of you is in a position to write your own history,” founding Headmaster Froelicher told students at Fountain Valley School’s opening day in 1930. This same spirit of challenge, unbounded opportunity and responsibility defines FVS today.

FVS has an extraordinarily broad program: AP and honors courses in every discipline, and experiential programs unique to the School such as the Western Immersion Program and Interim. The accomplished faculty understands, respects and nurtures young minds. With an
average class size of 12, they have the opportunity to challenge students to push the limits of their potential.

FVS emphasizes global education and experiences, and is a member of Round Square, a worldwide network of more than 100 schools promoting global literacy. There are only nine member schools in the United States, and Round Square offers students opportunities for exchanges, service learning projects and international conferences.

The Class of 2015 earned admission to select colleges and universities including Dartmouth College, UC Berkeley, Pomona College, Harvey Mudd College, Carnegie Mellon, NYU and Tufts.

The School’s 25 competitive sports include a boys hockey prep program that travels to tournaments across the country. The English riding team has twice won the high school national title; and the indoor climbing teams consistently finish in the top three in the state.

The School’s spectacular setting offers a continual source of inspiration. Historic adobe architecture is surrounded by 1,100 acres, making the campus a serene haven to learn, pursue passions, make lifelong friends, work hard and play hard.

Located in Colorado Springs, FVS has both day and boarding options, and it is close enough for Denver families to attend events and for students to easily visit home.

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St. Anne’s Episcopal School

Educating Minds, Enriching Hearts and Expanding Horizons

2701 S. York St., Denver, CO 80210 | (303) 756-9481 | www.st-annes.org

Admissions: (303) 756-9481
Grades: Age 3-Grade 8
Enrollment: 422
Student/Faculty Ratio: 8:1
Tuition: $10,053-$21,647

At St. Anne’s Episcopal School in Denver, children discover a magical place full of magnificent flower gardens, secret passages and spaces that speak of love and caring that began long ago.

For over 60 years, the focus of St. Anne’s has been the well-being of children. Students are provided with a balanced program of academics, athletics, and the arts. While emphasizing inclusivity, the school builds character and integrity upon a spiritual, moral and ethical foundation. St. Anne’s strives to foster the development of people who go on to make significant and lasting contributions to society.

Parents are encouraged to become active participants in the education of their children, both at home and at school. Students and parents value the strong sense of community that characterizes this school.

Because of its preschool through eighth grade design, the school provides a consistent and nurturing experience from early childhood through the first stages of adolescence. With a caring community to support them during their formative years, St. Anne’s students grow into role models and leaders.

Visit St. Anne’s to observe lessons taught on digital electronic boards, stroll through beautiful gardens that grace a unique campus, and tour our new outdoor amphitheater, dining hall and performing arts spaces.

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Ave Maria Catholic School

Catholic to the Core

9056 E. Parker Road, Parker, CO 80138 | (720) 842-5400 | www.school.avemariacatholicparish.org

Admissions: (720) 842-5400
Grades: Preschool-8th
Enrollment: 475 For 2015-16
Student/Faculty Ratio: 14:1
Tuition: $2,300-$5,635

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Bishop Machebeuf High School

An Academic Community of Faith

458 Uinta Way, Denver, CO 80230 | (303) 344-0082 | www.machbeuf.org

Admissions: (303) 344-0082, x 117
Grades: Grades 9-12
Enrollment: 380
Student/Faculty Ratio: 11:1
Tuition: $10,000-10,900 (Merit-based scholarships and need-based financial aid are available)

Bishop Machebeuf High School is a coeducational, college-preparatory high school located on an 11-acre campus in the vibrant Lowry development. Founded in 1958, Machebeuf is named after Bishop Joseph P. Machebeuf, the first Bishop of Colorado.

Machebeuf is not merely a school. It is a family of students, parents, teachers, administrators, and alumni. We invite you to join our family and be a valuable member of our Academic Community of Faith.

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Bright Horizons Montessori Schools

Empowered to Learn. Inspired to Discover.

Six Denver Locations | www.brighthorizons.com/montessori_denver

Admissions: Please contact individual school
Grades: Infants-Kindergarten, ages very by location
Enrollment: Varies by location
Student/Faculty Ratio: Varies by classroom
Tuition: Varies by program

Bright Horizons Montessori Schools are inspiring, carefully planned places where children achieve academic excellence and lifelong skills and are encouraged to reach their full potential. The Montessori educational approach invites children to learn at their own pace: to question, experiment, and grow as their curiosity and readiness dictates. We set high expectations for children and empower them to find their path of learning, an approach that helps them develop self-confidence, self-discipline, and independence. Children from infancy through Kindergarten thrive in the child-centered, inviting world of a Montessori classroom. Our classrooms empower children by encouraging them to self-direct their activities in a carefully prepared, dynamic environment that fosters learning and invites inquiry. Children are guided toward establishing a solid foundation for growth and development while acquiring the skills they need throughout their academic pursuits.

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Broomfield Academy

An individualized education helping children to be exceptional, accelerated and creative.

7203 West 120th Ave., Broomfield, CO 80020 | (303) 469-6449 | www.broomfieldacademy.com

Admissions: (303) 469-6449
Grades: Preschool-8th
Enrollment: 145
Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1
Tuition: $4,412 part time, $13,770 full time

Broomfield academy is a nationally accredited high quality independent preschool, elementary and middle school for children ages 2 ½ –14. Enrollment is currently open for full or part-time academic preschool, full-day kindergarten and grades 1–8.

In all of its programs, there is a strong focus on learning. The school focuses on academic excellence through the development and implementation of individualized learning goals for each student and a well-rounded and advanced curriculum to help children reach their fullest potential. In addition to a very strong core academic program, the school offers specialty courses to all students in world language (Mandarin Chinese and Spanish), world music, drama, dance, on-site swimming in the schools warm saltwater pool, art, technology and physical education.

Broomfield Academy maintains a focus on character development that includes a “core virtue of the month” program. The school also offers a before and after-school program for working parents with programs throughout its five-acre campus. For more information, visit www.broomfieldacademy.com

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Cherry Hills Christian

FOR CHRIST…Heart, Soul, Mind, Strength

3900 Grace Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO 80130 | (303) 791-5500 | www.cherryhillschristian.com

Admissions: (303) 325-8175
Grades: Preschool-8th Grade
Enrollment: 945 for 2014-2015
Student/Faculty Ratio: 19:1 average
Tuition: K: $5,159; Grades 1-5: $8,415; Grades 6-8: $9,845

Cherry Hills Christian just celebrated 30 years of giving students in preschool through middle school a unique blend of quality academics incorporating a Christian worldview with character education and a strong emphasis on service. The HEART of Cherry Hills Christian is to educate the whole child, nurturing the SOUL of each student. We believe God created each child as His divine masterpiece, capable as learners and uniquely gifted for His purpose. Truth and knowledge are taught through a distinctly Biblical perspective and worldview. Academics at CHC are dynamic: ever-evolving and improving. Student MINDS benefit from small class sizes and integrated technology including iPads for every student in grades 1-8. CHC is fully accredited, our teachers are licensed and Apple recently named us one of their Distinguished Schools. CHC students gain STRENGTH from the depth and breadth of our programs. At every age, high value is placed on serving others through nationally recognized community outreach programs. There are opportunities to learn Spanish and take part in fine arts, music and drama, physical education and competitive sports teams.

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Colorado Academy

Think, Create, Innovate!

3800 S. Pierce St., Denver, CO 80235 | (303) 914-2513 | www.coloradoacademy.com

Admissions: (303) 914-2513
Grades: Pre-K to Grade 12
Enrollment: 960
Student/Faculty Ratio: 9:1
Tuition: $18,390-$24,540 (Financial aid budget of $2.9 million, 10 Denver metro area bus routes)

For more than 100 years, the promise of Colorado Academy has been the pursuit of academic excellence. We understand the need to provide each new generation with the most relevant education. We set high standards for every child, and the community brings energy
and commitment to help each student find success through—

We are seeking highly qualified students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 from a variety of backgrounds. Please visit www.coloradoacademy.org to learn more about CA and to register for our Admission Parent Preview on October 28 and 29.

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Graland Country Day School

Ready, Set, GO Graland

55 Clermont St., Denver, CO 80220 | (303) 399-0390 | www.Graland.org

Admissions: (303) 399-8361
Grades: Preschool (age 3)-Grade 8
Enrollment: 695
Student/Faculty Ratio: 8:1
Tuition: $9,930-$22,330 (need-based tuition assistance available)

A great school never sits still. Our motto, “Climb Every Mountain,” is a constant reminder to go beyond— beyond our classroom walls, our comfort zones, our imagined limitations.

We go to extraordinary lengths to give children the best education possible. At Graland, learning is a joy-filled adventure with dramatic play, community service, creative writing, overnight trips, and our one-of-a-kind inventor’s program.

Our goal is to help students go as far as they can – intellectually, athletically, and creatively. Along the way, they become engaged citizens and thoughtful leaders with conscience, passion, and purpose. Visit our website or tour our campus to learn more about our exceptional program and find out why students who GO Graland go further than they ever imagined.

Tuition includes daily lunch and snack, books, technology devices, school supplies, class trips and most other program fees.

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Havern School

Creating Bright Futures for Children with Learning Disabilities

4000 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Littleton, CO 80123 | (303) 986-4587 | www.Havernschool.org

Admissions: (303) 986-4587 x115
Grades: K-8th
Enrollment: 85
Student/Faculty Ratio: 4:1
Tuition: $21,950

Established in 1966, Havern School is an independent, coeducational day school located on a beautiful hilltop campus in Littleton. Our mission is to help children with learning disabilities achieve academic confidence and success. Havern School provides a comprehensive curriculum tailored to meet the needs of each child. Tuition includes all of the following:

Havern School hosts community previews for parents and professionals from October through April. Watch our website for preview dates, and please join us to see the school in session.

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Humanex Academy

Exploring Alternative Opportunities

2700 S. Zuni St., Englewood, CO 80110 | (303) 783-0137 | www.Humanexacademy.com

Admissions: (303) 783-0137
Grades: 6-12
Enrollment: 65
Student/Faculty Ratio: 10:1
Tuition: $19,800

Humanex Academy provides individualized and differentiated instruction to meet the needs of students regardless of their abilities.

Humanex Academy is celebrating over 30 years of excellence in individualized educations for students who struggle in traditional classrooms. Our goal with every student (grades 6-12) is to reawaken the dreams of possibility, to ignite a spark of fun in learning, and to encourage a sense of discovery as each student learns how to work with and around his/her learning, social and emotional needs.

Humanex is a fully accredited school, offering high school diplomas and colleges transition services. Students who have struggled in a traditional classroom environment have found success in our individualized curriculum, which includes Fundamental, Core, and Honors classes.

Humanex is the only program of its kind in the Denver area and is centrally located to serve all metropolitan communities. Success is right around the corner for all students at Humanex Academy where out teachers and programs are changing the lives of kids.

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International School of Denver

Giving Children the World

206 Red Cross Way, Denver, CO 80230 | (303) 340-3647 | www.isdenver.org

Admissions: (303) 340-3647
Grades: 3 years old-8th Grade
Enrollment: 670
Student/Faculty Ratio: 8:1
Tuition: $13,405 (ECE-5th Grade);$14,700 (Middle School)

International School of Denver (ISD), formerly Denver Montclair International School (DMIS), is the oldest international school in the Rocky Mountain region. ISD is an independent school offering full-immersion, bilingual education in French, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish to students ages 3 through 5th grade. The middle school is an International Baccalaureate implementing the Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) in grades 6, 7 and 8.

ISD offers need-based financial assistance and also partners with ACE Scholarships and the MaggieGeorge Foundation to offer additional financial assistance to our families.

Our school was recently ranked as one of the top four elementary Spanish language-immersion schools in North America by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport.

ISD is currently enrolling for the 2016-2017 academic year. The middle school is enrolling grades 6, 7 and 8. Call (303) 340-3647 or email admissions@isdenver.org to schedule a campus tour.

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Kent Denver School

Excellence in Scholarship and Character

4000 East Quincy Ave., Englewood, CO 80113 | (303) 770-7660 | www.Kentdenver.org

Admissions: (303) 770-7660
Grades: 6th-12th
Enrollment: 699 students (222 in middle school, 477 in upper school)
Student/Faculty Ratio: 7:1
Tuition: $25,140

Kent Denver School has world-class teachers, a wide range of AP and honors classes, and numerous National Merit Scholars. We regularly earn state championships in sports as well as national recognition for speech and debate, math, music ensembles, robotics, student publications, visual arts, and more.

But what makes Kent Denver truly extraordinary is our vibrant and engaging community. We provide a fun and inclusive learning environment that encourages students to build a lifelong curiosity and a generosity of spirit. Our students share a commitment to each other, to Kent Denver, to their individual pursuits, and to improving the world around them.

All members of the Kent Denver community—students, faculty, staff, parents, administrators—embrace the school’s core values: Integrity, Respect, Personal Growth, Community, and Wisdom.

We support our families with a generous financial aid budget, and we are proud of our 98% student retention rate, which far exceeds state and national averages for comparable schools. Come visit us and see why students are so happy here!

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The Logan School for Creative Learning

1005 Yosemite St., Denver, CO 80230 | (303) 340-2444 | www.theloganschool.org

Admissions: (303) 340-2444, x117
Grades: K-8 (ages 4 1/2-14)
Enrollment: 251 for 2014-15
Student/Faculty Ratio: 6:1
Tuition: $18,407 (Need-based financial assistance available)

The Logan School for Creative Learning is an independent school for gifted children of all backgrounds, ages 4½ – 14, who are exceptionally inquisitive. For over 25 years, Logan has fostered a love for lifelong learning by providing an individualized, experience-based education that allows students to develop to their full potential.

Rather than ticking off a curriculum checklist, students apply knowledge and skills in real-world contexts that truly inspire them. Research, reasoning, and recording are the tools for learning essential skills such as reading, writing, math, and science. Students and teachers work together, as co-architects to design curriculum to each student’s unique readiness level, learning style, academic interests and passions.

Exploring outside the classroom is vital in learning to integrate, retain, and manipulate information. Field trips, service learning, and the arts are all integral parts of the curriculum. Individual and class trips empower students to interact with experts in the field, simulate events, and enhance their understanding of individual and class units.

Curious? Intrigued? Great!

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Mackintosh Academy

Keen minds. Compassionate hearts. Global action.

Littleton (303) 794-6222 | Boulder (303) 554-2011 | www.Mackintoshacademy.com

Admissions: (303) 794-6222 (Littleton), (303) 554-2011 (Boulder)
Grades: Pre-K to 8th (Littleton) K-8 (Boulder)
Enrollment: 190, combined from both locations
Student/Faculty Ratio: 12:1 (maximum)
Tuition: $16,875-18,100. Half day pre-K $8,438 (Littleton only). Tuition assistance available

Mackintosh prepares students to succeed in a world we can’t yet imagine.
For nearly 40 years, Mackintosh Academy has been a pioneer in next-generation education, nurturing the keen minds and compassionate hearts of gifted and creative students so they contribute to a world that needs them.

Blending a purposefully small school environment with leading-edge educational approaches, we prepare children for their unique future:

Mackintosh students love to learn and learn to leave their mark.

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Montessori Academy of Colorado

“The child is both a hope and a promise for mankind.” –Dr. Maria Montessori

2500 Curtis St., Denver, CO 80205 | (303) 623-2609 | www.Montessoriacademyofcolorado.org

Admissions: (303) 623-2609
Grades: Age 2 months-4th grade
Enrollment: 240
Student/Faculty Ratio: Infant 1:3, Toddler 1:5, Primary 1:10, Elementary 1:15
Tuition: $10,700 to $24,600, depending on child’s age and program

One visit to the Montessori Academy of Colorado and you will understand what makes us different. Our downtown Denver location is spacious, beautiful, and designed to specifically meet the needs of the child. The level of professionalism and education of our teachers and staff, the gorgeous outdoor environment, and the peaceful joy found in every classroom make it clear why MAC is a place for all children.

At MAC you will find:

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Montessori School of Denver

Creating Lifelong friendships and nurturing individual expression since 1964.

1460 S. Holly St., Denver, CO 80222 | (303) 756-9441 | www.Montessoridenver.org

Admissions: (303) 756-9441
Grades: Toddler-8th
Enrollment: 330
Student/Faculty Ratio: Varies
Tuition: $9,010-$16,780

Montessori School of Denver inspires inquisitive, socially conscious, and confident students. We are a dynamic educational environment empowering students to use diverse knowledge and experiences to reach their full potential and do good in the world. At our school, students learn to think independently, become effective problem-solvers, and develop a strong sense of self. Our students engage in real life problem solving, from designing an urban garden, to working with architects to build the perfect tree house for our new campus. MSD students consistently demonstrate high levels of academic achievement, compassion, and are truly inspired to make a difference in the world. Come visit and see why we were the first Montessori school in Colorado to be accredited by the American Montessori Society and the Association of Colorado Independent Schools.

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Regis Jesuit High School

Men and Women with and for Others

6300 (Girls)/6400 (Boys) South Lewiston Way, Aurora, CO 80016 | www.Regisjesuit.com

Admissions: Boys (303) 269-8064, Girls (303) 269-8164
Grades: 9th-12th
Enrollment: 925 Boys | 710 Girls
Student/Faculty Ratio: 12:1
Tuition: $14,625 annually (Need-based tuition assistance available)

For nearly 500 years, Jesuit education has been universally regarded as a model of excellence. True to our heritage, Regis Jesuit High School’s primary focus is the development of the “whole person”—one that actively promotes academic, spiritual, social, emotional and physical development. Our innovative educational model combines the advantages of rigorous, college preparatory instruction in a single gender environment with opportunities for young men and women to serve, pray and socialize together. Committed to developing the mind, body and spirit, Regis Jesuit offers a wide variety of co-curricular activities: 20 different athletic teams, more than 65 clubs and 13 performing arts programs. Our students are challenged to grow spiritually through retreats, liturgies, faith-sharing and daily prayer. Our Service Program encourages students to expand and deepen their commitment to becoming Men and Women with and for Others. Upon graduating, each of our students has contributed more than 170 hours of service to the greater world community.

Our graduates are ready to meet life’s
personal, social and spiritual challenges—and ready to make a difference in our world.

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Ricks Center for Gifted Children

This is where we belong!

2040 York St., Denver, CO 80208 | (303) 871-3715 | www.du.edu/ricks

Admissions: (303) 871-3715
Grades: Preschool-Grade 8
Enrollment: 235 for 2014-2015
Student/Faculty Ratio: 7:1
Tuition: Varies depending on level

Gifted children have the ability to learn at faster rates and in greater depth; to find and solve problems more readily; and to understand, manipulate, and connect abstract or seemingly unrelated ideas. These abilities, combined with their intellectual curiosity, emotional intensity, moral sensitivity, playful creativity, and unique learning styles- engender the need for a differentiated educational program.

At Ricks Center, a child’s educational experience combines integrated, thematic curriculum with exciting classes taught by specialists in Spanish, Latin, Art, Music, and other disciplines. Field trips and service learning projects make learning come alive.

An integral part of the University of Denver, Ricks Center students are surrounded by learners of all ages. Immersed in a community dedicated to the pursuit of life-long learning, students receive early childhood through middle school education in a rich and unique environment. Please call or inquire online to learn how Ricks Center might be right for your child.

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Rocky Mountain Christian Academy

Engaging minds, inspiring virtue…preparing for life

9447 Niwot Road, Niwot, CO 80503 | (303) 652-9162 | www.rmcaonline.org

Admissions: (303) 652-9162
Grades: Preschool-8th
Enrollment: 185
Student/Faculty Ratio: Preschool 8:1, K-8 12:1
Tuition: Preschool and half-day Kindergarten $2,190-$5,190, full day K-8 $5,990

A high quality education is important. But, education is more than just what you can accomplish; it is the shaping of persons into the very images we were created to become. At RMCA, we care about what matters. And we care about creating an environment where a child can think, and do, and grow..toward God and others.

Leaders stand out from the crowd and stand up for what is true. Discover why your child should grow up here–it could make all the difference in the world.

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St. Elizabeth’s School

Intentionally inclusive K-8 Episcopal School, inspiring learning and transforming lives.

2350 Gaylord St., Denver, CO 80205 | (303) 322-4209 | www.stelizabethdenver.org

Admissions: (303) 322-4209
Grades: K-7 2015; K-8 by 2016
Enrollment: 130
Student/Faculty Ratio: 6:1
Tuition: Sliding scale ($500-$14,280)

St. Elizabeth’s School is an intentionally inclusive K-8 Episcopal school.

At St. Elizabeth’s, you and your family will find a blend of well-balanced academics enriched by music, choir, visual art, Spanish, physical education, library, faith studies and chapel. Simply stated, St. Elizabeth’s is an outstanding educational environment that has a commitment to the development of the whole child academically, socially, spiritually and artistically. What separates SES from other fine private schools is its commitment to enrolling a well-balanced and economically diverse school community. Essential to this mission is the Family Commitment Plan, which is based upon a sliding scale tuition system that eliminates the categories of “scholarship” or “financial aid.” It is designed to determine each student’s tuition according to the principle that a family’s financial investment should be commensurate to its financial resources.

St. Elizabeth’s is currently K–7 and will achieve K–8 in 2016. The middle school years are a time of immense change. SES strongly believes in the benefits of a small, supportive, K-8 environment, where students can comfortably grow in responsibility, confidence, and maturity. Dedicated and engaged teachers insure safety and accountability. Graduates will be prepared to enter the most challenging high schools in Denver: Independent, charter, or public.

Come and see our exceptional school community in action!

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St. Mary’s Academy

150 Years Of Inspiring Generations

4545 South University Blvd., Englewood, CO 80113 |
(303) 762-8300 | www.smanet.org

Admissions: (303) 762-8300
Grades: JK: $13,075; K: $16,275; 1st-12th: $17,350
Enrollment: 670
Student/Faculty Ratio: 15:1
Tuition: JK: $13,075;K: $16,275; 1st-12th: $17,350

For 150 years, St. Mary’s Academy continues to offer a rigorous academic program that caters to individual learning styles supporting the very best in each student. Small classes, passionate teachers, experiential learning, differentiated curriculum: All these and more help each student reach his or her academic potential. But we also understand that textbooks and AP courses only go so far in shaping engaged, compassionate leaders. Our students put our Loretto School Values of faith, community, justice and respect into action at school and beyond through continuous community service. We strive to develop well-educated, well-rounded individuals who want to make a difference in the world. If you or your child is interested in joining an educational community that balances high academic expectations with character development, we’d love to meet you. We encourage you to walk our campus, talk with our students, meet our faculty and experience the St. Mary’s Academy community. Please contact us to arrange a tour at (303) 762-8300 or online at SMAnet.org.

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Steamboat Mountain School

Where learning is an adventure, the experience is unforgettable, and the possibilities are boundless.

42605 County Road 36, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 | (970) 879-1350 | www.steamboatmountainschool.org

Admissions: (970) 879-1350, x18
Grades: Co-ed, boarding and day school: Grades 9-12
Enrollment: Intentionally small at 50 students
Student/Faculty Ratio: 8:1
Tuition: Boarding, $44,500; day, $24,000 (Financial aid available)

Steamboat Mountain School is a coeducational boarding and day high school that blends academics and adventure, combining an outstanding college-preparatory curriculum
with extraordinary programs out of the classroom and around the globe to build students’ knowledge, develop their confidence and independence, and prepare them for meaningful and fascinating lives.

We build global understanding in ways no other school can match. Our Global Immersion Studies program combines cultural immersion, adventure, community building, and self-discovery as students spend four weeks each year in a developing-world country. By the time they graduate, students will have spent four months in four different countries on at least three continents.

Accredited by: Association of Colorado Independent Schools (ACIS) and National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

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Valor Christian High School

Influence through Excellence – Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders

3775 Grace Blvs., Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 | (303) 471-3381 | www.govalor.com

Admissions: (303) 471-3381
Grades: 9-12
Enrollment: 920
Student/Faculty Ratio: 9:1
Tuition: $16,580 (Tuition assistance available)

MISSION: In partnership with committed parents, our mission is to provide a purpose-driven college preparatory program, within a vibrant Christ-centered environment that empowers students to discover their passions and to develop their unique gifts and abilities while growing in wisdom, knowledge, leadership, faith and service.

ACADEMICS: students have opportunity to take 13 Honors courses and 19 AP classes; Valor students posted an 88% AP exam pass rate with 77 students recognized as AP Scholars.

ARTS AND MEDIA: The new Valor Center offers a 750-seat performance hall and state-of-the-art recording, television, media, dance and art studios. Our Arts and Media program provides over 65 course options and a Conservatory, equipping students with exceptional creative advantage for college and career pursuits.

ATHLETICS: Championship athletic teams compete in 24 sports and have established a winning tradition with nearly 80% of students participating.

VALOR DISCOVERY: allows students to serve locally and internationally, integrating faith while exploring other worldviews, belief systems, cultural practices and more.

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