International School of Denver

The International School of Denver (ISDenver) is a multicultural, multilingual school, welcoming students from age three through eighth grade.
Our inclusive, globally-minded community develops highly motivated, academically successful, and interculturally adept bilingual learners.
Our pre-K - fifth-grade students learn both in and through French, Spanish, or Chinese, in programs that are accredited by ministries of education in France and Spain, and by the Hanban in China, and delivered by teachers who are native speakers.
Our sixth through eighth-grade middle school is an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School implementing the Middle Years Programme, an interdisciplinary, project-based learning program with a focus on global context and impact.
Our curriculum is enhanced by local and international travel opportunities.

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1977
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
716 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
12%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade
International School of Denver Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
120 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
68%
Average Class Size
13 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
Jan. 29 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
For K1-K3; G1-G5 is $17,500; G6-G8 is $19,500
Admissions Director
Kristy Okunade
Admissions Associate
Katie Kroeger

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
36 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Arts and Crafts Club

Club or Organization:
Ballet Class, Book Club, Chess Club, Choir, Coding Club, Cooking Club, Crochet Club, Debate Club, Destination Imagination, Diversity Club, Drumline, First Lego League, Girls on the Run, gymnastics, International Club, Language Clubs, LEGO Robotics Club, Math Clubs, Math Counts, Music, Photography Club, Radio Station, Recycling Club, STEM Club, Storytelling, Summer Camps, Yearbook Club, Yoga Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Dance, Drama, Flamenco, Plays and Musicals, Tae Kwon Do

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Club sports, Science Club

School Notes

  • Here, your children will transform from students to global citizens. We are a multicultural, multilingual school, welcoming children from age three through eighth grade into our inclusive, globally-minded community. Our approach uniquely combines French, Spanish, and Chinese (Mandarin)-immersion education with an interdisciplinary International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme in our sixth through eighth-grade middle school.
  • Bilingualism is our foundation. Walk our halls and you will hear students and native-speaking faculty engaged in accredited curricula from France, China, Spain, and the IB. Research shows that bilinguals exhibit higher academic achievement in math, reading, and language usage; greater cognitive function; and are ultimately more effective communicators. Most importantly to us, language acquisition develops more compassionate and empathetic world citizens.
  • Multiculturalism reigns and actions speak louder than words. Here, your family is part of a thriving international community. We shine brightest at our school-wide cultural events like our World Tea Fair, International Bash, and Night of the Tales, all of which enrich our learner and families` experiences and celebrate our diversity. We are also the only school in the Denver region that offers 5th-grade learners the opportunity to study abroad, in China, France, or Spain, where they are immersed in the cultures and communities of their target language programs. Our 8th-grade learners also spend 10 days in Costa Rica on an IB capstone service-learning trip each spring. We are proud of our racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, and socioeconomic diversity, all of which make ISDenver a true microcosm of the world. You belong here.
  • To learn more and schedule a tour, visit isdenver.org/admissions, email admissions@isdenver.org, or call 303-340-3647.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
I am more and more grateful that my kids are at ISDenver. As parents who came all the way through grad programs in public schools, we honestly weren't looking for a private school. But this school came into our radar, and we were immediately drawn in. Hearing my kids walk up to complete strangers who they hear speaking Spanish, and interacting with them comfortably, is amazing (that started in kindergarten!). Even better is the way they are learning: by asking questions, by informing the directions of the lessons (they are routinely asked what they want to learn more about), and by learning about the entire world full of culture, language, and so much more. Art lessons flow into music lessons flow into Spanish lessons, flow in English lessons. It's truly my hope for the future - I wish every child could learn this way.
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5  
Our daughter has been at this school for 11 years, started when she was only 2 1/2, and there has been no other education that could come close to what she has received here; both academically and emotionally. She has always been pushed and always acknowledged for her strengths. With the differentiation in the classroom, the immersion in the lower school and the IB in the upper school, the education at ISD is unparalleled. The social, emotional aspect and the classroom curriculum is very strong in creating compassionate globally minded citizens, one strong in communication in multiple languages and strong in math and science. This is the gem of Denver!
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5  
I have two kids enrolled in ISDenver's French program and couldn't be happier. The quality of the education they are provided, along with the emotionally supportive environment are a perfect combination. We have been extremely impressed with all of the school's faculty and other staff. The love and attention my kids receive each day is incredible. We love the language aspect of the school, but the real reason we fell in love with the school was for the genuine international feel of the school community and the diversity we see daily in our kids' classrooms.
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5  
The school is very very strong in the Upper grade levels making us wonder whether or not one day there will be a High school. We are happy with the challenge our daughter receives in Math - the teacher pushes her students to achieve the very best she is capable of attaining. The school uses a platform called ManageBac - it is very very good.
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