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 a diverse group of 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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Top Rankings

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


School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 2-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, Non-Traditional Learning Styles
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

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

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
60 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
12 students
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
2-6 $33,400 7-12 $36,100
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Janet Woolley
Admissions Associate
Cynthia Richardson



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
11 extracurriculars
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, Denver Academy (DA) believes that students thrive when taught the way they learn best. Denver Academy is one of the top schools in the nation dedicated to teaching students with varied learning profiles including dyslexia, ADHD, twice-exceptional students, and those with other learning challenges. Small classes of 12-14 students facilitate differentiated instruction. The 21-acre campus in Denver`s University Hills neighborhood is an exceptional learning environment. Denver Academy`s robust curriculum includes challenging academics, technology, arts programs, athletics, character development, and extracurricular offerings. Hands-on learning and cultural experiences enrich each student`s education. Denver Academy`s innovative approach is based on the balance of classroom management, information processing, and academic literacy. Flexible placement in several academic levels within each core subject allows faculty to teach to each student`s optimal level. At Denver Academy, students excel in their strengths and are equipped to overcome their challenges.
  • Contact our Enrollment Team for a one-on-one meeting by appointment or find out about our upcoming open houses here.
  • Enrollment: 303-777-5161;
  • Grades: 2 to 12
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 6:1
  • Tuition: $33,400 (Grades 2-6); $36,100 (Grades 7-12)
  • Need-based financial aid available.
  • Neighborhood: Denver University Hills, 4400 E. Iliff Ave., Denver, CO 80222
  • Administration: 303-777-5870
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Denver Academy cost?
Denver Academy's tuition is approximately $33,400 for private students.
Does Denver Academy offer a summer program?
Yes, Denver Academy offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Denver Academy offer?
Denver Academy offers 9 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Golf, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is Denver Academy's ranking?
Denver Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Colorado for: Largest student body and Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for Denver Academy?
The application deadline for Denver Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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The average private school tuition in Denver, CO is $14,315 for elementary schools and $18,294 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Denver, CO is 87% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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