Denver Academy

4400 E Iliff Avenue
Denver, CO 80222-0802
Tel: (303)777-5161
Grades: 1-12 | 756 students
Denver Academy was founded in 1972 and is internationally recognized for the quality of its program.
Our mission is to inspire and empower diverse learners through student-centered, differentiated, and transformative education.
Our students are best described as bright learners with strong intellectual aptitude coupled with a history of learning difficulties or academic underachievement.
Our goal is to help these students realize their academic potential and reverse negative self-concepts acquired in previous learning environments.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Colorado Independent Schools (ACIS)
Grades Offered Grades 1-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, Non-Traditional Learning Styles
Year Founded 1972

Student Body

Total Students 756 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Denver Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 60 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 14 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Janet Woolley
Admissions Associate Teresa Levin


Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryGolf,
SoccerTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Club, Chess Club, Diversity Club, Drama Club, Elementary Sports Program, National Honor Society, Photography, Robotics, Rock Band, Student Senate, Yearbook Art Club, Chess Club, Diversity Club, Drama Club, Photography, Robotics, Rock Band, Student Senate, Yearbook, Elementary Sports Program,
National Honor Society,
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The average private school tuition in Denver, CO is $9,639 for elementary schools and $10,146 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Denver, CO is 89% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).