Admission

Start Your Kent Denver Journey Here

Chava '24

"The whole class is my friend"

"The campus is great, and everyone is really nice."

Marcus '21

"This is a great place to go to school."

"Lunch at Kent Denver is better than most restaurants."

Reagen '19

"Learning happens inside and outside the classroom."

"I was exposed to so many opportunities I never would have had without this school."


Admission Timeline for 2020-21

Each year, we welcome more than 120 new students who will contribute to our community of curious, talented, motivated and kind learners. Our students love to learn and take care of each other. They aspire to make a difference.

The best way to learn about our school is to schedule a campus visit. This visit includes a campus tour and a family interview with a member of the Admission team.

Prospective students will join classes with current students during their campus visit to experience a day in the life at Kent Denver.

We invite you to explore our website and attend one or more of our Admission events to discover more about our school. The admission process begins early—in the fall before the year of attendance—so we encourage you to take note of key Admission dates for the 2020–21 school year:

If you have questions or would like additional information, please complete our online inquiry form, call the Admission office at (303) 770-7660, ext. 237 or email kdsadmission@kentdenver.org.

We look forward to meeting you soon.

Best regards,

The Kent Denver School Admission Team .

Key Admission Dates

  • Sept. 9, 2019: Admission interviews begin
  • Oct. 1, 2019: The 2020-21 financial aid application becomes available. (Click here to learn more.)
  • Nov. 16, 2020: Financial Aid Workshop hosted by Jerry Walker, Kent Denver's Chief Financial Officer
  • Jan. 11, 2020: Financial Aid Workshop hosted by Jerry Walker, Kent Denver's Chief Financial Officer
  • Jan. 15, 2020: Application deadline for siblings of currently enrolled students
  • Jan. 31, 2020: Application deadline (non-siblings)
  • Jan. 31, 2020: Financial Aid application deadline
  • Feb. 21, 2020: Upper School admission decision notification
  • Feb. 26, 2020: Middle School admission decision notification

Join Us for These On-Campus Events

  • Sept. 21, 2019: Open House: Experience Kent Denver (Click here to RSVP)
  • Nov. 2, 2019: Athletic Open House
  • Nov. 7, 2019: Athletic Open House
  • Nov. 11, 2019: Visiting Day for parents of prospective Upper-Schoolers. Special focus: student life and extracurriculars. Stay tuned for more information!
  • Jan. 13, 2020: Visiting Day for parents of prospective Upper-Schoolers. Special focus: the road to college and beyond. Stay tuned for more information!
  • Jan. 21, 2020: Visiting Day for parents of prospective Middle-Schoolers. Stay turned for more information!


Resources for Applicants

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

We're looking forward to learning more about you! Please visit the How to Apply page on our website for details about our application process.

What is Kent Denver’s student visit/student shadow day policy?

Prospective students will visit classes with a current student and experience Kent Denver's exciting community firsthand during their family interview day.

Please call the Admission Office at (303) 770-7660 ext. 237 to schedule your family interview or use this link to schedule an interview online.

How many students are in an average grade?

The average class size is 75 students in Middle School and 120 in Upper School.

Although most students enter Kent Denver in either the 6th- or 9th-grade, we encourage applications for all grades,

Where may I get additional information?

Please contact us at kdsadmission@kentdenver.org for more information.

2019–20 Tuition and Fees

Our goal is to ensure the excellent education Kent Denver provides is an affordable option for highly-motivated students from families of all income levels.

Learn more about our generous financial aid program and tuition and fees here.

Financial Aid Information

We are committed to making a Kent Denver education affordable for families of all income levels. Each year, we award about $3.6 million in financial aid to almost a quarter of our students. Awards average $20,000 dollars—more than 65% of annual tuition—and they never have to be paid back.

  • For instructions on how to apply, please email us at kdsadmission@kentdenver.org, write "Financial Aid" in the subject line, and include your mailing address in the body of your email.
  • Kent Denver will offer two financial aid workshops: 9 a.m. on Sat., Nov. 16, 2019, and 9 a.m. on Sat., Jan. 11, 2020.
  • Financial aid applications must be completed by Jan. 31, 2020.

Standardized Test Policy

We believe standardized tests are an effective and objective tool to help evaluate applicants' current academic skills. As such, we require applicants to take a standardized test as part of the application process.

Applicants may take either the ISEE or the SSAT.

Diversity and Inclusion

Kent Denver School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by applicable law in the administration of its educational, admission, financial aid, athletic and other policies and programs.

Application Assistance

If you have questions or need assistance with the application process, please contact us at (303) 770-7660, ext. 237 or kdsadmission@kentdenver.org.

Campus Map and Directions

Campus Map

The Admission office is located in the main Upper School building which is number 7 on the campus map.

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Directions to Kent Denver School

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Ms. Priscilla Scobie
Associate Head of School
for Academic Affairs

Ms. Miya Dickman
Director of Middle School
Admission

Ms. Genevieve Marcelino
Director of Upper School
Admission

Mr. Adrian Barnes
Admission Associate
Middle School Dean
Diversity Coordinator

Ms. Lesley Brophy
Admission Associate

Ms. Krista Sahrbeck
Admission Associate
Class Dean

Ms. Kathryn Dickinson
Admission Office Manager