Ricks Center for Gifted Children

2040 South York Street
Denver, CO 80208
Tel: (303)871-2982
Grades: NS-8 | 234 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 250 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
Year Founded 1984

Student Body

Total Students 234 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
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
Admissions Director Amanda Strickland
Admissions Associate McKenzie Kugler


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

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

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Colorado Christian School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Vincent De Paul School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Vincent De Paul School (0.2 miles away)
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    Colorado Christian School
    (Assembly of God)
    Grades: PK-12 | 187 students
    1.1 miles
    200 S University Blvd
    Denver, CO 80209
  • Denver
    Grades: K-12
    1.5 miles
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    Denver, CO 80210
  • Denver
    Grades: PK-K | 16 students
    1.6 miles
    2180 S Madison St
    Denver, CO 80210

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The average private school tuition in Denver, CO is $9,491 for elementary schools and $9,688 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Denver, CO is 93% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).