Ricks Center for Gifted Children

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
2040 South York Street
Denver, CO 80208
Tel: (303)871-2982
  • Ricks Center for Gifted Children at the University of Denver is an exemplary program designed for gifted children. We provide nationally recognized gifted education to approximately 225 students ranging from ages three years old through eighth grade, who demonstrate exceptional, differentiated abilities and learning needs. Our mission is to provide a dynamic and challenging educational environment that anticipates and responds to the individual, intellectual, social, emotional, physical, aesthetic, and cognitive needs of gifted children..

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. AdvancED
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1984

Student Body

Total Students 236 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Ricks Center for Gifted Children Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
30%
Average Class Size 18 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 29 / Feb. 7 / rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition ranges based on the level.
% on Financial Aid
26%
Admissions Director Amy Jacobs

Sports

Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
SoccerVolleyball,

School Notes

Gifted children can be curious and easily bored, considerate and demanding, quick to understand and quick to judge, persistent and perfectionistic, independent and isolated. Those facets are what we consider while designing rigorous and engaging curriculum for our students from preschool through middle school. Our goals are to challenge students, to allow them to explore content, ideas, and passions, and to prepare them to be successful when they leave Ricks. 
  • Low student to teacher ratio which allows teachers to focus on strategies specifically designed to meet the learning needs of their students
  • Curriculum designed around the whole child, taking into account affective and academic needs
  • Curriculum that is thematic and integrated across content areas through overarching themes and concepts
  • Class work based upon national standards, and is differentiated to reflect student abilities and interests
  • Time for exploration is regularly scheduled; passion pursuits are integral at all levels
  • Located on the University of Denver campus
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School Reviews

5  10/1/2016
Ricks is wonderful school. The teachers approach and curriculum is outstanding. I can't imagine a better environment for our kid.
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