Discover Our Campus
Whether they are gathering data in a canoe on the upper reservoir, strolling a pathway from one building to another, enjoying the thrill of competition on a playing field, entertaining a crowd in an amphitheater, or simply sitting outdoors for a few moments of quiet reflection, students have many opportunities to enjoy the benefits of Kent Denver's exceptional campus.
Kent Denver's scenic, 200-acre campus supports more than 200,000 square feet of academic and athletic facilities. Our outdoor spaces include two reservoirs, more than 1,600 trees, a wetlands area and myriad different plants nibbled daily by a flock of inquisitive Canadian geese.
Space matters. Whether students gather inside or out—in classrooms, labs, playing fields or elsewhere—physical surroundings have a significant impact on their ability to learn.
At Kent Denver, we believe students should have dynamic, spacious, state-of-the-art learning spaces that stimulate their curiosity, fuel their imagination and empower their best work. Our 200-acre campus includes:
- 65+ classrooms, including 10 science labs with a microscopy lab and physics design/build shop
- Middle & Upper School 21st Century Learning Commons with ample space for student collaboration
- Dedicated innovation spaces equipped with a tech CNC machine, 3-D printers, digital laser cutters, Virtual Reality equipment and numerous digital and analog tools to design and build almost anything!
- Three performing arts theaters with a state-of-the-art technical theater workshop
- Guitar lab and fully-equipped, professional recording studio
- Well-equipped art studios for ceramics, metals, photography, drawing/painting and digital art.
- Two outdoor amphitheaters
- Two reservoirs and a boat house with canoes and outdoor classroom
- Three gymnasiums and nine outdoor playing fields, including two all-season turf fields
- Seven competition-ready, post-tension concrete tennis courts
- Four LEED-certified buildings, including the Schaden Dining Hall (Platinum), Yates Pavilion (Gold), Middle School (Platinum, pending), and Welcome Center/Upper School North (Platinum, pending).
- 300+ on-campus solar panels generating more than 450 KWH. Augmented by 100KWH of off-site generation, solar sources provide 50% of campus electricity use.
- Duncan Center & Centennial Center
- Gates Science and Magness Technology Center
- McGrath Welcome Center and Upper School North
- Middle School
- Schaden Dining Hall
- Student Center for the Arts - Anschutz Family Theatre
- Visual Arts Building
- Yates Pavilion
The Duncan Center is a true 21st century academic facility. This complete transformation of the Boettcher Foundation Library includes spacious classrooms that enable and empower faculty to use the latest teaching methods.
The Duncan Center also provides collaboration studios that facilitate active group learning and dynamic interaction, a global teleconferencing center that connects Kent Denver with schools worldwide, and the Office of Digital Learning, which coordinates groundbreaking initiatives as we test drive, evaluate, and roll-out new learning opportunities.
The Centennial Center— named in honor of our Centennial Class of 2022—is the learning hub of Kent Denver's Middle School. It features:
- 3 collaboration studios for tutoring and small group work.
- Individual and group work stations and reading nooks.
- Glass wall that opens to outdoor learning and play spaces.
- Approximately 1,200 age-appropriate fiction and nonfiction books.
- Information and Innovation Team technology support desk.
Enter the Gates Science and Magness Technology Center from outdoors, look up—and you will be catapulted into the solar system courtesy of an astrometric tower designed, in part, by Kent Denver science students.
Step in further to explore the science laboratories, computer labs, classrooms, aquarium and teacher offices housed in the Center.
Community and learning are key to the Kent Denver Middle School experience, and they are the focal points of our new Middle School building.
Featuring amazing community spaces—from the expansive John Kuntz Commons to cozy grade-level common rooms—and innovating learning spaces—including state-of-the-art classrooms and the Centennial Center—the Middle School building provides an inspiring space for our students to explore, grow, learn and thrive!
The Schaden Dining Hall at Kent Denver School is the first LEED Platinum building of its kind in the United States. LEED Platinum is the highest level of recognition for energy efficiency, sustainability, and advanced design given by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Thanks to the many enhancements made in the building's design and construction, the Dining Hall boasts a 42% energy savings over comparable buildings and it was built using materials that are environmentally friendly, sustainably produced, and/or locally sourced.
Permanent, outdoor dining tables invite students, teachers and staff to enjoy meals outside during good weather.
A large patio ensures an unobstructed view of the Colorado flatirons and Front Range mountains.
Click here to see details about the Dining Hall's innovative design from archdaily.com.
The 500-seat, ADA-compliant Anschutz Family Theatre is the cornerstone of Kent Denver's Student Center for the Arts.
In addition to serving as the venue for plays, musicals and on-campus concerts, the Theatre is home to the Kent Denver Tech Theater Club, a student group who design and build sets and manage lights and sound for campus special events.
The Student Center for the Arts also houses a green room, dressing room; experimental theater; fully-equipped, professional recording studio; guitar studio; Choral Salon and classrooms.
A nearby outdoor amphitheater offers additional space for classes, performances and quiet reflection.
On warm days, and occasionally when snow covers the ground, students and teachers flock to this outdoor learning space, one of many on Kent Denver's 200-acre campus.
The Visual Arts Building, which opened in 2019, is a vibrant home for Kent Denver artists in the Middle and Upper Schools. It includes:
- 11,000 sq ft of renovated space for 6-12 Visual Arts, including a new 1,000 sq ft gallery to showcase student art
- New, larger studios for ceramics, metals, photography and drawing & painting, each with its own outdoor learning space
- Impact Studio with resources for design/build, robotics, 3D printing, and more for MS students
- Formerly the 7th/8th grade /DCD Classroom building
The 16,500-square-foot, LEED Gold-certified Yates Pavilion is home to Kent Denver's volleyball, boys' basketball and girls' basketball teams and the venue for major, all-school events such as Ethics Day.
The facility has a competition court, two full-sized practice courts, locker rooms, a lobby and a full-service concessions area.
Using our core value of personal growth as inspiration, we constantly explore ways to ensure our school remains excellent and relevant. As a result, our campus is in the midst of an exciting transformation. When complete in the spring of 2020, we will have more than 100,000 sq feet of new and renovated learning spaces.
- March 2018: New, state-of-the-art Middle School building
- January 2019: New Visual Arts Center
- March 2019: Upper School North classroom building and McGrath Welcome Center
- Fall 2019: Anticipated opening of centers for Technology and Design, Entrepreneurship and Student Wellness
- Spring 2020: Anticipated opening of Upper School South classroom wing, home to English and History departments
In total, we are creating more than 100,000 square feet of cutting-edge instructional spaces that are designed to foster the best possible learning environment and to encourage innovation by teachers and students alike.
Welcome Center and Upper School North building takes shape (July 16, 2018)