Denver Academy

  • Denver Academy was founded in 1972 and is internationally recognized for the quality of its program.
  • Our mission is to inspire and empower diverse learners through student-centered, differentiated, and transformative education.
  • Our students are best described as bright learners with strong intellectual aptitude coupled with a history of learning differences, making it difficult for them to thrive in a traditional school setting.
  • Our goal is to help these students realize their academic potential and reverse negative self-concepts acquired in previous learning environments.
  • Based on teacher/student relationships, DA provides differentiated instruction. We teach the way each child learns best.

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Colorado Independent Schools (ACIS)
Grades OfferedGrades 1-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia, ADD/ADHD, Non-Traditional Learning Styles
Year Founded1972
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students756 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
5%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Denver Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers60 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size12 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
30%
Admissions DirectorJanet Woolley
Admissions AssociateTeresa Levin

Sports

Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryGolf,
SoccerTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Art Club, Chess Club, Diversity Club, Drama Club, Elementary Sports Program, National Honor Society, Photography, Robotics, Rock Band, Student Senate, Yearbook

School Notes

  • Denver Academy
  • The Way YOU Learn Best 
  • DENVER ACADEMY CHANGES LIVES. Founded in 1972 on the maxim that students thrive when taught the way they learn best, Denver Academy (DA) is one of the top schools in the nation dedicated to teaching students with diverse learning styles, including dyslexia and ADD. Step on to our spacious campus and you`ll find an exceptional learning environment. The robust curriculum includes challenging academics, technology, multi-faceted arts programs, athletics, character development, and extra-curricular offerings. Hands-on learning, engaging field trips and cultural experiences enrich each student`s education. DA`s innovative approach to teaching is based on the balanced application of classroom management, information processing and academic literacy, and provides an education as distinctive as your child. Small class sizes of 12-14 students facilitate differentiated instruction. Flexible placement in several academic levels within each core subject, including Honors classes, allow faculty to teach to each student`s optimal level. Students excel in their strengths and are equipped to overcome their challenges. Within an environment of high expectations, paired with high levels of accountability and support, we help students realize their full potential.  Denver Academy is unique in many ways, including the fact that the school offers rolling admissions. This allows DA to provide the right fit for students not thriving elsewhere and offer enrollment at DA throughout the year.
  • Contact our Admissions Team for a one-on-one meeting by appointment or find out about our upcoming open houses here. 
  • Admissions: 303-777-5161
  • Grades: 1 to 12
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 6:1
  • Need-based financial aid available.  
  • Neighborhood: Denver University Hills, 4400 E. Iliff Ave., Denver, CO 80222
  • Administration: 303-777-5870 
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