How to Apply

Each year we receive three or more applications for every opening. Our selective Admission process helps ensure Kent Denver remains a small, vibrant, inclusive learning community filled with students who are curious, intelligent, determined and kind.

Because there are always more qualified applicants than openings, our challenge is to identify the most capable and highly motivated students. Over the years, we have discovered that the students who succeed and benefit most from a Kent Denver education are those who are committed to contributing positively to school life and believe wholeheartedly in our goal of excellence in scholarship and character.

We welcome your interest in joining us for the 2017-18 school year!

The first six steps are required and must be completed by Jan. 31, 2017. Click on each box to learn more. The Student Shadow Day described in the last box is optional but highly recommended.


Campus Tour and Family Interview

We look forward to meeting you! This on-campus family conversation allows you to learn about Kent Denver while we learn more about you. During the visit, applicants and parents or guardians tour the campus with a current student or parent then meet separately with a member of our Admission team.

The tour and family meeting generally last about one hour and 45 minutes.

      1. Please click here to complete the family application on our online application portal.
      2. Once you have completed the form, you may schedule your family interview online.
If you wish, you may call the Admission Office at (303) 770-7660, ext. 237 to schedule the family meeting before completing the family application.

Family Application

Please click here to complete the family application on our online application portal.

Once this section has been completed and processed, student essay forms, recommendation forms and transcript request form will become available on the online application portal.

At this point, please use the online application portal to schedule the family meeting if you have not already done so. Note: The $60 application fee is required with this portion of the application.

Student Essays

The student essay portion of the application process will become available on the online application portal once the family application form has been submitted and processed. Student essays help the Admission committee learn more about the applicant and his/her passions, strengths and challenges. Applicants should complete this section without input from anyone else.

Letters of Recommendation

Recommendation forms will become available on the online application portal once the family application form has been submitted and processed. These forms should be submitted to teachers after the first marking period (approximately mid-November), affording teachers the opportunity to get to know the student first. Kent Denver requires the following recommendations:

      1. School principal, guidance counselor or academic advisor
      2. Current English teacher
      3. Current math teacher
      4. A recommendation from one additional current academic teacher of the student's choosing

Student Transcript

The transcript release form will become available on the online application portal once the family application form has been submitted and processed.

Current year and previous year’s transcripts are required and must include the most current grades and/or comments.

Standardized Tests

All admission candidates are required to take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) or the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT).

Each test lasts approximately three hours and is administered on Saturday or Sunday mornings in the fall and winter. Information and test registration forms are available at https://erblearn.org/parents/admissions-testing-isee and www.ssat.org.

Note: Kent Denver will offer the ISEE on Sat., Nov. 12, 2016, Sat., Dec. 3, 2016, Sun., Jan. 8, 2017 and Sat., Jan. 14, 2017. We do not require applicants to take test at Kent Denver School.

Student Visit Day (Optional)

Once the family meeting is complete, we would be happy to schedule a “go to school day” for each applicant.

During this day, applicants may attend class and school events with a current student and enjoy the true Kent Denver experience. Please call the Admission Office at (303) 770-7660 ext. 237 to schedule a student visit day.


Why Kent Denver?

"We are pleased with the attention to each student and the commitment of the teachers to make sure that each student learns. The teachers have shown the willingness to take the extra time needed and offer alternative methods of explanation in order to help each student reach their potential."
- Kent Denver Parent, 2015 Parent Survey

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