Morgridge Academy

  • Morgridge Academy is a school for children with chronic illnesses located on the campus of National Jewish Health.
  • Any child with a chronic illness is eligible, whether the illness is mild or severe.
  • We serve students with asthma, eczema, allergies, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, and many other illnesses.
  • Our five staff nurses work with parents and students to get chronic illness under control and educate students and parents on the best treatments for their illnesses.
  • We have a Problem Based Learning model which gives students the skills they need for success in today's world.

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded1976

Student Body

Total Students67 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by GradeMorgridge Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
Average Class Size12 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorAmy Schouten

School Notes

  • Morgridge Academy staff provides the following for children:
  • 1. Access to the latest technology with our 1:1 model.  That means every child has access to either a Chromebook or iPad at all times.
  • 2. Free breakfast and lunch every day.
  • 3. Transportation assistance.
  • 4. Mental health and community services through a counselor and child advocate.
  • 5.  Promethean boards in every classroom.
  • 6.  Uniform assistance.
  • 7.  Special Education Services.
  • 8.  Daily PE.
  • 9. Swimming in our Olympic-sized pool two times per week.
  • 10. Transition services.
  • 11. Nursing services.
  • 12. Patient education.
  • 13. Family education.
  • 14. Daily fine arts with two performances each year.
  • 15. Math intervention program.
  • 16. Chromebook take-home program.

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Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Denver, CO is $10,349 for elementary schools and $9,483 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Denver, CO is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).