Colorado Academy provides a relevant and dynamic liberal arts education for an ever-changing world. CA is an educational community for students Pre-K through Grade 12. Located on a 94-acre campus in southwest Denver, three academic divisions are complemented with exceptional arts and athletic programs that are available to every Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School student.
CA students are highly motivated, perform at above average to exceptional ability, and seek academic challenge and community engagement. The curriculum emphasizes group and individual study of the liberal arts and sciences, and engagement through experiential and service learning. Admission is selective, and CA’s financial aid program advances the goal of a diverse and inclusive student population. CA is noted for a rigorous, college preparatory curriculum with a rich selection of elective offerings in the Upper School. CA students experience a broad and deep range of arts, athletics, and outdoor/experiential educational programming. CA also values an active commitment to service.
The school emphasizes 21st century skills, including: critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, character development, and cultural competence. Solid core teaching in courses including reading, writing, literature, the sciences, mathematics, global languages, computer science/engineering, and history/civics provides a strong educational foundation. CA strives to develop the whole child through a rich, challenging, and balanced curriculum within a caring, future-focused community. In the Upper School, Colorado Academy offers a college preparatory liberal arts and sciences curriculum with academic options ranging from Electives and Advanced Placement (AP) to Advanced Studies and Research (ASR), CA’s own college-level classes that challenge students to pursue deeper, multidisciplinary questions.
The heart of the school is its faculty—a group of caring and dedicated professionals who are knowledgeable about their subjects, children, and the process of learning. More than 74% of CA faculty have advanced degrees. Faculty also advise, coach, sponsor student activities, and chair committees.
Grounded in its mission to create curious, kind, courageous, and adventurous learners and leaders, CA inspires thoughtful individuals who are ready to transform the future.