Kent Denver School

There has never been a better time to be a Sun Devil! Since our founding in 1922, Kent Denver has delivered the highest quality college preparatory experience in the Mountain West in a kind, caring community.
Over the past 99 years, more than 7,200 students have earned a Kent Denver diploma, thrived at top colleges and universities and gone on to lead full, meaningful, self-determined lives.
Our 200-acre campus has just completed a signficant transformation, with more than 100,000 square feet of new and updated instructional spaces that are designed to foster the best possible learning environment and to encourage innovation by teachers and students alike.

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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 6-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1922
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost NotesCost varies by length and duration of camp
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students726 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Kent Denver School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers83 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses19 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP 3D Studio Art: 3D Design, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese Language & Culture, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Economics, AP English Literature, AP European History, AP French Language & Culture, AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language & Culture, AP Spanish Literature & Culture, AP Statistics, AP U.S. History
Average SAT score1380
Average ACT score32
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 31
Yearly Tuition Cost$31,427
Tuition NotesAlmost one in four Kent Denver School families receives tuition assistance.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions AssociateGenevieve Marcelino
Endowment Size$64 million


Total Sports Offered19 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WeightliftingBaseballBasketball,
ClimbingCross Country,
Field HockeyFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseMountain Biking,
Rock ClimbingSoccer,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.18 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Business of Sports, EmpowHERment, GSA, Literary Magazine, Mock Trial, Model UN, Outdoor Adventures, REEFS, Robotics, Speech and Debate, Student Bank—MidFirst Branch, Students United for Diversity Awareness, Sun Devils Advocate Student Newspaper, Ultimate Frisbee Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Blues Band, Drama, Latin Jazz Band, Literary Magazine

School Notes

  • Our academic curriculum offers more than 140 exceptional courses taught by some of the best faculty in the country: 69% of our teachers have advanced degrees and several have been awarded Ph.D.s.-the highest level of academic achievement-in their chosen discipline. They are dedicated to providing an education exemplified by "excellence in scholarship and character."
  • Of course, much of the fun of learning is having the freedom to pursue personal interests. We`re pleased to provide a wide array of Middle and Upper School electives; signature programs such as robotics, speech and debate, Model UN, commercial music and entrepreneurship; more than 50 student-created, student-led extracurricular clubs and robust independent learning opportunities through Kent Denver Institutes and the Global Online Academy.
  • Additionally, we are one of the few schools in the country to host an on-campus bank operated primarily by students. We are also home to a student-managed caf, a state-of-the-art recording studio, high-tech maker spaces and the nation's first LEED Platinum-certified Dining Hall.
  • Over the years, our athletics teams have earned 80 State Championships, 59 State Runners-Up, 28 State Final Fours, 95+ Regional Championships, 20 District Championships and 140+ League Championships. Equally important, students of all levels and abilities had opportunities to challenge themselves and grow in our athletics program.
  • Kent Denver is also home to a vital Parents` Association. Throughout the year, parents and guardians enjoy a number of special activities, from a speakers` series to parent clubs, affinity groups, special events and more.
  • We award $4 million in financial aid to nearly 25% of our students each year. Applied directly to tuition, these awards immediately reduce the cost of attendance and help ensure Kent Denver is an affordable option for all income levels.
  • No matter where you look on our 200-acre campus, you will see students, faculty, staff and families living our core values of integrity, respect, community, personal growth and wisdom. Separately and together, these values allow us to celebrate our differences as we learn from each other and from our local, national and international communities.

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