Denver’s Best Schools:
The top rated Schools in Denver, CO are:
- Colorado Academy – an educational community for students in Pre-K to Grade 12
- The Denver Waldorf School – offers an academically hands-on learning
- Denver Academy – is an independent day school serving grades 1 through 12
- Montessori School of Denver – offers toddler and middle school program
- International School of Denver – a friendly and down-to-earth learning community
Colorado Academy is a private school serving students in grades Pre-K through 12. They offer a relevant and contemporary liberal arts education for a world that is constantly changing. They strive to develop learners, leaders, and inspiring, thoughtful people who are eager to change the world. Colorado Academy is an environment that draws you in, engages, excites, and inspires you. Its dedicated faculty provide a creative and challenging liberal arts and sciences curriculum. They do so through creativity and innovation, as well as pushing kids to think beyond the box.
Academics, Arts, and Athletics
“The facts are the facts. CA is enjoying the highest number of enrollment applications in its history. GPAs and college readiness are at all-time highs. College acceptance is exceptional. New facilities have been built and sports teams abound. Mike Davis is among the most sought-after school leads in the nation. Well done Mike, the CA staff, and the CA board of directors.” – Paul F.
The Denver Waldorf School
The Denver Waldorf School is a unique urban school with access to open space in neighboring Harvard Gulch Park. Through the integration of music, dance, and the arts, DWS provides an academically rigorous curriculum centered on hands-on learning and experiential inquiry. The Denver Waldorf School has a 15:1 student-teacher ratio and educates preschool, elementary, middle, and high school students.
The curriculum is built on the educational ideas of Rudolf Steiner and combines academics, the arts, music, and movement to prepare students for college and beyond. Thermodynamics, calculus, and zoology are among the topics covered, as are stone carving, strings, and world languages.
Summer Camp, Curriculum, Arts, Athletics & Movement, World Languages, College Counseling, and More
“Waldorf teaches kids not just how to do well, but how to be well. Their commitment to helping kids unfold their gifts one moment at a time is what’s key. It’s less about the “shoulds” and more about learning how you, as an individual “shine”. Once kids understand their unique contribution and once that quiet confidence and certainty exists, the rest falls into place. I highly recommend Waldorf schools.” – Andrea E.
Denver Academy is a co-educational, independent day school for students in grades 1 through 12 who are intelligent and diverse. They have a national reputation for being education’s most innovative leaders. Individuals that are caring, committed, and professional form the cornerstone of the program, their amazing teachers and staff.
The teachers use a variety of formal and informal assessments to guide their curriculum and fulfill the requirements of each student, beginning with admissions and continuing throughout a student’s time at DA. This is accomplished in a setting that demands high accountability while also providing ample assistance to assure student success. For more than 50 years, the DA model has aided in the transformation of lives and the empowerment of young people.
Academics, Clubs, College & Transition Counseling, Summer Program, Athletics, and More
“Wonderful school that provides a top-notch education for all students, including those who may learn differently. Our daughter struggled in public school and came home every day in tears. At DA, her test scores and grades improved dramatically and she has gotten involved in their awesome extracurriculars.” – Karli A.
Montessori School of Denver
Montessori School of Denver offers a program that goes beyond the Montessori foundation to toddlers through eighth-grade students. MSD parents have firsthand experience with how their educational approach promotes and nourishes a child’s overall development. Each member of the Montessori Faculty has received instruction from one of the American Montessori Society’s approved training facilities, possesses a bachelor’s degree, and frequently has additional educational training or a master’s degree.
Each classroom teacher has at least one assistant, many of whom have a bachelor’s degree or are completing their Montessori internship. The Specials Teachers have all earned a bachelor’s degree and have obtained specialized training in their fields. All teachers are committed to continuing their professional development through workshops, classes, and special activities.
Toddler Program, Elementary Program, Middle School Program, Kindergarten Program
“Montessori School of Denver is a community for our family. Our son has thrived there and continues to love learning. His teachers communicate often and are available when questions arise. The school leadership is thoughtful, inclusive, and equitable. We are very happy at MSD and looking forward to seeing it grow.” – David G.
International School of Denver
International School of Denver is a multicultural, welcoming, and approachable learning environment with students from all over the world. This Denver private school provides a one-of-a-kind learning experience for students interested in gaining internationalism through language and embracing a truly global culture. Academic programs are available for pupils in ECE, kindergarten, primary, and middle school.
Students who are exposed to four distinct languages at all times develop empathy and understanding, which is a genuine gift that this school provides. The campus has transitioned all academics to a virtual learning platform, and its administrative team is working remotely to guarantee that crucial back-end processes remain operational.
Kindergarten, Primary School, Middle School, Fine Arts Classes in Denver, Physical Education & Health
“I have been at this school since I was 3 and now I have started middle school and learned to love my school, teachers, and everyone in it as family.” – Nora A.
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