Ricks Center for Gifted Children

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
2040 South York Street
Denver, CO 80208
Tel: (303)871-2982
Grades: NS-8 | 236 students
Ricks Center for Gifted Children at the University of Denver is an exemplary program designed for gifted children. We provide nationally recognized gifted education to approximately 225 students ranging from ages three years old through eighth grade, who demonstrate exceptional, differentiated abilities and learning needs. Our mission is to provide a dynamic and challenging educational environment that anticipates and responds to the individual, intellectual, social, emotional, physical, aesthetic, and cognitive needs of gifted children..

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. AdvancED
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1984

Student Body

Total Students 236 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Ricks Center for Gifted Children Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
30%
Average Class Size 18 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 29 / Feb. 7 / rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition ranges based on the level.
% on Financial Aid
26%
Admissions Director Amy Jacobs

Sports

Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
SoccerVolleyball,

School Notes

  • We serve gifted children ages 3 to 14 (8th grade)
  • Curriculum addresses the whole child in the areas of intellectual, emotional, aesthetic, physical and social needs
  • Curriculum is thematic and integrated
  • Cutting edge curriculum design
  • A building designed exclusively for gifted children with input from students, teachers, and parents
  • Endowment fund to support excellence in teaching
  • Ricks Community Association hosting school carnival, special events, community service and silent auction
  • Alumni attend prominent public and private institutions for both secondary and post-secondary
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School Reviews

5.0  10/1/2016
Ricks is wonderful school. The teachers approach and curriculum is outstanding. I can't imagine a better environment for our kid.
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