Aspen Academy

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Aspen Academy Photo #1 - PreK students learning about science and nature with a classroom worm bin.
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Aspen Academy Photo #1 - PreK students learning about science and nature with a classroom worm bin.
Aspen Academy Photo #2 - What happens when 7th and 8th graders are given a chance to own and operate small businesses on campus? Aspen Academy Middle schoolers learn how to operate, market and finance fully functioning businesses on campus as part of our one-of-a-kind LiFE (Leadership, Finance and Entrepreneurship) curriculum. Students learn to lifelong skills from financial acumen to collaboration.
Aspen Academy Photo #3 - Students participate in a variety of performing arts at Aspen Academy. Our newly renovated auditorium seats 1000 for theater performances and our bi-weekly student produced variety programs that showcase what students are learning academically and as leaders.
Aspen Academy Photo #4 - Our LiFE (Leadership, Finance and Entrepreneurship) Program is the only wholly sequence, year-long program in the nation that incorporates economics, personal financial literacy, organizational leadership, and entrepreneurship for PK-8 students. Students learn lifelong financial skills that they can take into the world for their personal savings and to contribute to the greater world.
Aspen Academy Photo #5 - Kindergarten literacy in the Aspen Academy designed MODI (Move & Discover) Chairs. Lower school classrooms feature these multi-use chairs that stimulate learning by allowing students to move and discover in numerous ways.
Aspen Academy Photo #6 - Seventh grade students on Bear's Student Enterprises Executive Board holding their monthly meeting.
Aspen Academy Photo #7 - Aspen Academy students experience science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) as part of their education from PK through 8th Grade. We are committed to all sixth grade students becoming proficient in coding. Here, students engage with projects in our Lower School STEAM lab.
Aspen Academy Photo #8 - Our small classes are led by exceptional, award-winning faculty who provide a foundation of rich academics and a personalized approach to instruction.
Aspen Academy Photo #9 - Our students learn the in-demand, durable skills needed for life, not just for school.
Aspen Academy Photo #10 - Aspen Academy is a place where community strength and service are a priority. Students -- and parents -- create lifelong friendships.
Aspen Academy Photo #11 - Student learning is showcased for each great 3x a year in our bi-monthly Aspen Morning Program (AMP'd) performances.
Aspen Academy in Greenwood Village, Colorado, is a national leader in innovative education.
Through internationally acclaimed academics and the nation`sfirst integrated Pre-K through 8th grade leadership andentrepreneurial development program, our students are empowered to lead purposeful and extraordinary lives.
Small classes are led by exceptional, award-winning faculty who provide a foundation of rich academics and a durable skills for life!

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CO School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 400 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $23,380
  • Acceptance rate: 73%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 16 / Sep. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Aspen Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Colorado for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Differentiated Learning, Gifted and Talented
Year Founded
2005

Student Body

Total Students
400 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
15%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade
Aspen Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size
16 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Khakis, Polos, school colors

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 16 / Sep. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition for PreK - Grade 3: $23,380 Tuition for Grade 4-8: $24,450
% on Financial Aid
10%
Acceptance Rate
73%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Kate Shaw
Admissions Associate
Julie Moreau

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
22 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Cooking Class, Lego Club, Mad Labs, National Elementary Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, Science Olympiad, Spanish Club, Speech and Debate, Student Civic Organization

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Dance Classes, Piano Lessons, Theatre Troupe

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Basketball Basics, Boys Basketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Girls Basketball, Girls Volleyball, Golf, Taekwondo

School Notes

Equipping resilient leaders, curious scholars, strategic thinkers, innovative creators, and avid communicators with durable skills for life. Acclaimed academics, leadership, finance, and entrepreneurship in small classes with specialized opportunities. Fostering a tight-knit community where life-long friendships begin.
  • Aspen Academy is a national leader in innovative education.Through internationally acclaimed academics and the nation`s firstintegrated Pre-K through 8th grade leadership and entrepreneurial development program, our students are empowered to lead purposeful and extraordinary lives.
  • Located in Greenwood Village, our 400 pre-k through 8th gradestudents exemplify our core values: be kind, do good, work hard and make the world better. With a focus on next generation education,character and leadership development, and community strength andservice, our small classes are led by exceptional faculty who offer a personalized approach to instruction. Since our inception, wehave remained steadfastly focused on developing passionate, lifelong learners who graduate from our school empowered to beconfident, curious and innovative.
  • Founded in 2005 by three women who wanted to ensure studentswere not only academically sound, but ready for life, the school isone of the fastest-growing independent schools in the country andhas earned the prestigious "Top Scoring School" in 2016 by AdvancED, the largest educational accreditation organization in theUnited States. At Aspen Academy, teachers strive to provide awhole-child approach to the learning environment one that developseach child`s emotional, intellectual, social and physicalbeing.
  • "The foundation that you built in our daughter`s education was invaluable. I know that parents often struggle to see the path thateach of us are creating for our children while they are in themiddle of it, but looking back, it`s pretty amazing. In addition toexcelling in academics, the leadership skills she gained from Aspenare beyond expectations. Thank you for being such a significantpart of our daughter`s education. You gave her the tools to shineas her true self now and into the future." - Parent of Aspen Academy Alum
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Ryan Sailor - Ryan Sailor was selected 9th overall in the 2022 MLS SuperDraft by Inter Miami CF. Club Internacional de Fútbol Miami, known as Inter Miami CF or Inter Miami, is an American professional soccer club based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Established in 2018, the club began playing in the Eastern Conference of Major League Soccer during the 2020 season.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Aspen Academy cost?
Aspen Academy's tuition is approximately $23,380 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Aspen Academy?
The acceptance rate of Aspen Academy is 73%, which is lower than the national average of 91%. Aspen Academy's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Colorado with low acceptance rates.
Who are famous alumni from Aspen Academy?
Aspen Academy famous alumni include: Ryan Sailor.
What sports does Aspen Academy offer?
Aspen Academy offers 5 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Soccer and Volleyball.
What is Aspen Academy's ranking?
Aspen Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Colorado for: Lowest average acceptance rates, Largest student body and Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for Aspen Academy?
The application deadline for Aspen Academy is Jan. 16 / Sep. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 16 / Sep. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Calendar

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
Aspen Academy is known for its innovative approach to education. The school does a wonderful job teaching character development and leadership. Their entrepreneurial program is outstanding. The teachers are fantastic and really care about the success of the kids. We started in middle school, and it was a very easy transition. The kids are friendly and welcoming, and the school has a strong community. We believe our children are well prepared for high school. It has been a fantastic four years, and we only wish we had started earlier at Aspen Academy.
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5  
Aspen Academy is the only school in Colorado to teach durable skills like empathy, resilience, and grit. The academics are rigorous, the teachers are generous with their time, and the culture is supportive and inclusive. The administrator leans into its mission every day. Both our children have developed into confident, capable, and kind human beings during their time at this remarkable school. We are grateful to have found it.
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5  
As a staff member, I must applaud Aspen Academy for recognizing where curriculums should be. The global age of our economy means our students need to be prepared as leaders. The dedication to leadership development is what puts Aspen ahead of the competition.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CO School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 400 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $23,380
  • Acceptance rate: 73%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 16 / Sep. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Littleton, CO is $17,950 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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