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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

CA's return to school for this school year was preceded by months of careful planning, tailoring plans for each division, with age-appropriate best practices and ones that employed the latest research around COVID-19 and its transmission. We planned for multiple scenarios, the underpinning of which, as always, is the health and safety of students, faculty, staff, and parents. Learn More

  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A

Applying

Application Deadline
January 31
Application Fee
$0
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$29,420
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
19%
Average Financial Aid
From Colorado Academy

Colorado Academy is an independent Pre-K - 12 college preparatory day school with an exceptional campus community. Our mission is to create curious, kind, courageous, and adventurous learners and leaders.

At CA, we turn ideals into action—challenging our students to become lifelong learners, thinkers, and contributors to our world. Founded in 1906, CA occupies a beautiful 94-acre campus with wooded walkways, running trails, green quadrangles, playgrounds, athletic fields, and Woody's Pond, which invites young scientists to learn in nature's classroom.

Colorado Academy offers a dynamic liberal arts and sciences program designed to develop the whole child for college and for life.

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Colorado Academy Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1360
110 responses
Average ACT
30
124 responses

REDI Lab at Colorado Academy

REDI—Research, Entrepreneurship, Design and Inquiry—uses self-directed learning to offer high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to design highly customized projects based on their interests and passions. Facilitated by Upper School teachers, the REDI Lab at CA is a one-trimester “school-within-a-school” experience that inspires creativity, ingenuity, and success.

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 17 responses
  • Musical Theater performances
    24%
  • Black box theater performances
    18%
  • Choir Concerts
    18%
  • Homecoming
    18%
  • Sports games in general
    12%
  • Spirit Week
    6%
  • Volleyball games.
    6%

    Students

    Diversity
    B+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    1,006
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
    83%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

    Preschool

    Annual Cost
    $25,000
    Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
    Starting Age
    4
    Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
    6:1
    Schedule Options
    • Offers Full Week
    • Offers Part Week
    • Offers Full Day
      Yes
    • Offers Part Day

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    6:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Very High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    Very High
    100%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
    80%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      C-
    2. Good for Families
      A-
    3. Housing
      C+
    Median Household Income
    $64,100
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,249
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $333,400
    National
    $184,700

    Colorado Academy Reviews

    43 reviews
    All Categories
    My first child started in 6th Grade and went through 8th Grade. It was a great experience for her and we found CA's Middle School to be an amazing inclusive learning environment. She participated in Robotics, Jazz Band, Volleyball, Basketball, Yoga, Leadership Group, Spanish for Spanish Speakers (tested in, and she only started Spanish in 6th grade), and started an Engineering Club. As a result, we sent our second child who also started in 6th grade and is thriving (currently in 8th grade). Our third child started in 3rd grade (currently in 6th Grade). CA has a beautiful campus with separate buildings for Lower School, Middle School and Upper School. In addition, it has a separate buildings that focuses on the various arts: one for Fine Arts, one for music and one for theater, plus a state of the art gym with rock climbing facilities. The Admissions Team is very helpful, the families are welcoming, and they have an endowment if tuition is a barrier. Highly recommend this school!
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    I have been at CA since 1st grade! The teachers, staff, and student body are so kind and supportive. At CA, you get out what you put in. If you invest time in getting to know your teachers, attending clubs, and pursuing your education with excitement and passion, the learning, friendships, and experiences you get out of it are unmatched. There are areas to improve, but student-led groups and faculty are in the works to making that change!
    CA offers the best education to students! The faculty and staff are exceptional and care about the well-being of the students they teach. The grounds and buildings at CA are top notch too! You will not find a better place for your child to learn and grow. CA teaches students empathy, grit, cultural competence, collaboration, problem solving skills, critical thinking skills, courage and kindness. Students that graduate from CA go off into the world and contribute to their communities in amazing ways.