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Our New Daily Schedule

Dear Members of the Kent Denver Community,

Photo of Mr. Braemer in the Duncan Center library

At Kent Denver School, one of the most valuable resources we manage is time. The cadence and flow of our school day—which is determined by our daily schedule—is critical to shaping the extraordinary educational experiences we offer to students.

Kent Denver periodically revisits how we allocate time to best serve our programmatic aspirations. Over the past year, our administrative team—in partnership with department chairs, deans and faculty—has undertaken a thoughtful and collaborative process to evaluate and redesign our daily schedule for the 2024-25 school year. 

The new schedule that you will read about below was informed by our Strategic Vision, and the results reflect Kent Denver’s commitment to continually improving how we serve our students and community.

I look forward to working with our educators, students and families to implement this new schedule next year. 



David J. Braemer      
Head of School

New Schedule Overview

Key Changes & Benefits

Seven Rotating Class Periods (Currently Six)
  • Provides more frequent class meetings while maintaining the same amount of instructional time offered currently.
  • Reduces scheduling conflicts and provides a higher likelihood of getting first-choice classes
  • Creates individualized free periods in the Upper School and more frequent community time in the Middle School
  • Enables more access to support from teachers, learning specialists and wellness team
  • Provides consistent meeting times for advisory, clubs and other learning activities, including the new Kent Denver Seminar (see details below)
Later Morning Start Time
  • 8:30 a.m. start (9 a.m. on Weds.) provides flexibility and better meets adolescent sleep needs
  • School buildings open at 7:30 a.m. for early drop-offs and morning faculty office hours
Middle/Upper School Differentiation
  • More variation between Middle and Upper School daily schedules to meet learning needs of students in each division
  • Morning class rotation alignment to allow for more effective cross-divisional teaching and learning
PDF file: NEW Middle School Schedule 2024-25
PDF file: NEW Upper School Schedule 2024-25

More About Our New Daily Schedule

Learn more about how the new daily schedule works and the process involved in its creation

Middle and Upper School Schedules