International School of Denver

Tel: (303)340-3647
Grades: NS-8 | 651 students
The International School of Denver (ISD) is a preschool through eighth grade co-educational, independent day school.
ISD fosters the development of individuals who are intellectually vibrant, socially responsible and ethically aware.
Educational excellence is supported through a broad and challenging curriculum, a diverse and inclusive environment and the school, home and community partnership.
ISD offers a well-rounded academic program designed to foster the development of individuals who are intellectually vibrant, socially responsible and ethically aware.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other school association(s)
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild learning differences
Year Founded 1977

Student Body

Total Students 651 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade International School of Denver Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 46 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 14 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 29 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $13,400
Tuition Notes Tuition for middle school is $14,700
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Mieke Bushhouse
Admissions Associate Christina Cashin


Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Intramural Sports Only, Track and Field, Ultimate FrisbeeBasketballCross Country,
Intramural Sports OnlyTrack and Field,
Ultimate Frisbee


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Destination Imagination, Drama, Math club, Speech and Debate, Studio art Drama, Math club, Studio art, Destination Imagination,
Speech and Debate,

School Notes

  • Students applying to preschool must turn 3 no later than December 31st of the year in which they enroll and must be potty-trained.  Students must go through the application process, which includes a short school visit. Student applying to  grades 1 to 5 must demonstrate grade-level proficiency in one of our immersion languages (French, Mandarin or Spanish) and go through the application process with a language assessment or shadow. Students applying to grades 6 to 8 must go through the application process and shadow. In addition, middle school applicants must take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). 

Profile last updated: 11/11/2015

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The average private school tuition in Denver, CO is $9,706 for elementary schools and $10,146 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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