Graland Country Day School

Graland Country Day School Photo #1 - Graland makes learning fun! With hands-on activities that challenge students to innovate, collaborate, and persevere, Graland goes to great lengths to ensure learning is a joyful, curiosity-driven adventure.
Graland Country Day School Photo #2 - World-class teachers stay at the top of their game through professional growth opportunities and continuing education. Graland knows that teachers who love what they do can inspire children to go further.
Graland Country Day School Photo #3 - With its campus in the heart of Denver, Graland students enjoy enriched learning at museums, historical sites, and urban areas like the Cherry Creek Trail. Getting outside the classroom brings the learning to new levels!
Graland Country Day School Photo #4 - A great school is surrounded by a supportive, engaged community. Graland's commitment to inclusivity means all families are welcome and embraced. Our parent body is especially active in planning community-building events that help families connect.
Graland Country Day School Photo #5 - At Graland, we value character education as much as academic growth. Kindness, respect for others' differences, and inclusivity are a few of the key values that guide our program.
Graland Country Day School Photo #6 - Innovation is central to a Graland education. Students as young as kindergarten practice the six innovation skills that can take them all the way to a US patent through our Gates Invention and Innovation Program.
Graland Country Day School Photo #7 - Graland trips are legendary! Day trips and overnight trips to the Colorado Rocky Mountains are just the start; by eighth grade, students are exploring the southern states for an enriched experience with the Civil Rights movement.
Graland Country Day School Photo #8 - Developing bodies and minds, Graland's athletics program includes a wide variety of team and individual pursuits such as soccer, golf, tennis, volleyball, basketball, and cross country running, just to name a few. In additional to skills development, sportsmanship and leadership are celebrated.
Graland Country Day School Photo #9 - Through our performing arts, music and visual arts, programs, students explore their creative sides, learn musical skills, gain the confidence to perform, and express themselves artistically.
Graland Country Day School Photo #10 - Children need to run, jump, and play every day! Graland students enjoy daily activities like team sports, skateboarding, rock climbing, golf, cross country skiing on our wide field, and much more.
  • Students who go Graland are the kind of forward thinkers who can go anywhere and do anything.
  • Graland goes to extraordinary lengths to give every child the best education possible, developing intellectual excellence and strong character. Challenging academics, arts, athletics, community service, overnight trips, innovation, invention - Graland`s unique program prepares students to be engaged citizens and thoughtful leaders.
  • We empower our faculty to continue their professional growth and be active leaders so they can help students reach their highest potential.
  • Graland Country Day School is a private school in Denver, Colorado, serving students in preschool, K-8.
  • One family out of every five receives tuition assistance. We are committed to offering an inclusive community that is a welcoming place for all.
  • With small class sizes and high-calibur faculty, every Graland student is understood for who they are.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Colorado Independent Schools (ACIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDedicated Lower School and Middle School Student Support Team
Year Founded1924
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students699 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by GradeGraland Country Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers103 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size18 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15
Tuition NotesPreschool (Ages 3-4): Half Day: $13,050 Full Day: $22,160 Pre-Kindergarten (Ages 4-5): $22,160 Lower School (Grades K-4): $25,410 Middle School (Grades 5-8): $28,340--Tuition includes daily lunch and snack, books, technology devices, school supplies, and class trips.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorKieffer Williams
Admissions AssociateAnthony Gault
Endowment Size$40 million


Total Sports Offered11 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, WeightliftingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.32 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Eco Couture, Foreign Film, French Culture Club, Gates Invention and Innovation Program, Geometry Club, Journalism, Math Counts, Peer Leaders, Photography, Puzzles and Games, Random Acts of Kindness Club, Robotics, Rube Goldberg, Service Council, Stage Craft, Student Council, TIDES 1 & 2, Tinker Club, Touch Football, Woodshop, World Geography

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Choir, Clay Studio, Filmmaking, Gates Graphic Design, Jazz Band, Music Tech, Musical Theater, Rock Band, Sirens Acapella Group, Visual Arts Program

School Notes

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  • Graland`s rich history began in 1924 when parents and teachers came together to create a an educational program adapted to the needs of children, and our focus today is still on the whole child and on developing well-rounded individuals of strong character who excel intellectually, athletically and creatively. A tradition of innovation is the Graland way, and we are constantly evolving our teaching methods to live on the edge of education and meet the needs of today`s learners.
  • Graland is located in the heart of Denver and offers daily bus routes.

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