Aspen Academy

Aspen Academy Photo #1 - PreK students learning about science and nature with a classroom worm bin.
Aspen Academy Photo #1 - PreK students learning about science and nature with a classroom worm bin.
Aspen Academy Photo #2 - 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 #3 - 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 Aspen Entrepreneurial Institute curriculum. Students learn to lifelong skills from financial acumen to collaboration.
Aspen Academy Photo #4 - Aspen Entrepreneurial Institute (AEI) is the only wholly sequence, year-long program in the nation that incorporates economics, personal financial literacy, organizational leadership, and entrepreneurship for K-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. Here, students sell wares at the annual Entrepreneurial Expo.
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 middle school students elect to take classes including World Peace Games, where they learn skills of collaboration, debate, problem-solving and conflict resolution.
Aspen Academy Photo #8 - Aspen Academy students experience science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) as part of their education from PreK 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 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 tolead purposeful and extraordinary lives.
Small classes are led by exceptional, award-winning faculty whoprovide a foundation of rich academics and a personalized approach to instruction.

Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Top Ranked CO School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 400 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $20,650
  • Acceptance rate: 73%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 16 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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


School Overview

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

Student Body

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

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 16 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition for PreK - Grade 3: $21,450 Tuition for Grade 4-8: $22,450
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Kate Shaw
Admissions Associate
Julie Moreau


Total Sports Offered
6 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
22 extracurriculars
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

  • 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 entrepreneurialdevelopment program, our students are empowered to lead purposefuland extraordinary lives.
  • Located in Greenwood Village, our 400 pre-k through 8th gradestudents exemplify our core values: be kind, do good, work hard andmake 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 offera 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 byAdvancED, 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 wasinvaluable. 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 AspenAcademy 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 $20,650 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 6 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Ice Hockey, 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 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 16 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Top Ranked CO School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 400 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $20,650
  • Acceptance rate: 73%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 16 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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