A highly educated city that places equally high value on education, Denver offers a wealth of options and resource to educate children. Metro Denver boasts excellent public and private schools; about ten percent of Metro Denver’s total student population attended private schools. The following is a sampling of Metro Denver private schools and resources for Denver area families.

Denver-Area Private Schools

Colorado Academy

3800 South Pierce Street
Denver, CO 80235
(303) 986-1501
Grades PreK-12.  A dynamic liberal arts and science program that challenges students ethically, academically, artistically and athletically creates the foundation of Colorado Academy.

Cherry Hills Christian

3900 Grace Blvd.
Highlands Ranch CO 80126
(303) 791-5500
Grades  Preschool-8.  Each step of learning is an investment in your child’s future.  We are committed to honoring Christ by teaching, encouraging, training and grounding students in God’s truth within a dynamic, academic environment.

Denver Christian Schools

2135 South Pearl
Denver, CO 80210
(303) 733-2421
A pre-K – 12th grade education that inspires and equips children of Christian parents to engage the world with Christ’s transforming power and love. Students grow within a community of children, parents, and faculty that is committed to igniting each child’s passion for learning, preparing each child for success in college and in life, and graduating young people eager to serve in God’s world.

Denver Wardorf School

940 Fillmore Street

Denver CO 80206
(303) 777-0531
Grade PreK-12.  Offers an artistically integrated, developmentally based and academically rigorous curriculum that prepares graduates for the challenges of tomorrow’s world.

Faith Christian Academy

6210 Ward Road
Arvada, CO 80004
(303) 424-7310
Grades K-12. Offer an education, empowered by the Holy Spirit, to provide an excellent biblically integrated curriculum, which inspires students to acquire wisdom, knowledge, and character.

Graland County Day School

30 Birch Street
Denver, CO 80220
(303) 399-8361
Grade K-9.  Prepares students academically and to be responsible, caring, effective and active citizens of the world.  Students take an active role in their community and learn to become stewards of their surroundings.

International School of Denver

7701 E. 1st Pl. Unit C
Denver, CO 80230
(303) 340-3647
Grade Pre-K3-8.  A globally-minded international school in Denver that teaches an array of languages in addition to their broad, balanced curriculum.  They aim to teach their students to be highly motivated learners, academically successful intercultural citizens. 

J.K. Mullen High School

3601 South Lowell Blvd.
Denver, CO 80235
Grades 9-12.  A Catholic college preparatory high school whose graduates embrace God’s gift of learning, devote their lives to seeking ceaselessly for His learning, and commit themselves to using His learning in the service of others.  J.K. Mullen’s hallmarks are it exemplary teaching, its community of faith, it scholastic rigor, and its care and vigilance for each student.

Kent Denver

4000 East Quincy Avenue
Englewood, CO 80113
(303) 770-7660
Grade 6-12. Excellence in scholarship and character is the goal of a Kent Denver education.  We seek to build a caring, diverse community of responsible citizens.  To that end, the school provides a challenging college preparatory curriculum and sets high ethical standards.

Regis Jesuit High School

6400 South Lewiston Way
Aurora, CO 80016
(303) 269-8000
Grades 9-12.  Provides a college preparatory education for young men and women.  The hallmark of Jesuit education is cura personalis, the core and concern of individual.  This educational community provides a student-centered environment in which each individual can develop intellectually, socially, emotionally and spiritually.

St. Mary’s Academy

4545 South University Blvd.
Englewood, CO 80113
(303) 762-8300
Grade K-12.  Fosters excellence in each child through academic achievement, spiritual development and service.  The Loretto School Values of faith, community, justice and respect provide the foundation for students to be powerful agents of change.

St Thomas More Parish School

7170 East Otero Avenue
Centennial CO 80112
(303) 770-0441
Grade K-8.   A private, parochial school, deeply rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the teaching of the Catholic Church.  In the great tradition of Catholic education, we remain devoted to the development of the whole person in each of our students.

Southeast Christian School

9650 Jordan Road
Parker, CO 80134
(303) 841-5988
Grade PreK-8.  We utilize proven Bible-based curriculum but believe more in doing whatever it takes for each child.  We provide small class sizes, caring but firm teachers and academic excellence.

Valor Christian High School

3775 Grace Blvd.
Highlands Ranch CO 80126
(303) 471-3000
Grade 9-12. Valor is a distinctive, co-ed college preparatory high school that is preparing tomorrow’s leaders to transform the world for Christ through excellence in academics, arts and athletics; enhanced by cutting-edge facilities and led by highly skilled and innovative faculty, in partnership with committed parents.


Colorado Department of Education – Private Schools Resources

201 East Colfax Ave., Suite 300
Denver, 80203

National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences

U.S. Dept. of Education
1990 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006

Association of Colorado Independent Schools (ACIS)

1702 Sumac Avenue
Boulder, CO 80304

Association of Christian Schools International

731 Chapel Hills Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80920-1027
719-528-6906 or 800-367-0798

National Association of Independent Schools

1620 L Street NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20036-5695

National Commission for Exceptional Schools (NCES)

4617 West County Road, #2
Berthoud, Colorado 80513

National Private School Association Group

10th Floor Lenox Towers
3390 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30326

NCA Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement

Arizona State University
PO Box 873011
Tempe, AZ 85287-3011