How to Apply

Each year we are delighted to meet students from schools throughout Denver and beyond. 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.

Our goal 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.


Campus Tour and Family Interviews

We look forward to meeting you! Participating in class visits, a relaxed campus tour, and conversation with the Admission team will allow you to learn about Kent Denver while we learn more about you. For your convenience, the family interview and student visit take place on the same day.

Students: During your day with us, you will visit classes and enjoy lunch with a current student, meet with a member of the Admission team, and see for yourself what it is like to be a Sun Devil.

Parents/Guardians: While your children are enjoying their visit day, you will tour campus and classrooms as well as visit with a member of our Admission team. Your on-campus activities should last 1-2 hours.

How to schedule your campus tour and family interviews:

Please click here to complete the family application on our online application portal. Once you have completed the form, you may schedule your tour and Admission online.

You are also welcome to call the Admission Office at (303) 770-7660, ext. 237 to schedule the tour and 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 the transcript request form will become available on the online application portal. You may also use the online application portal to schedule the family interview if you have not already done so.

Note: The $60 application fee is required with this portion of the application. Please contact us if this poses a financial hardship for your family.

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.

Parent Essay

The parent essay portion of the application process will become available on the online application portal once the family application form has been submitted and processed. This essay portion allows parents or guardians to share with the Admission committee their unique perspective on their child.

Letters of Recommendation

Four recommendation forms are required for each applicant. 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

What Is the "Additional Teacher Recommendation Form"?

This required form should be completed by a current teacher in a subject other than English or Math. Teachers in subjects such as Science, History, Geography, Art, etc.

May teachers from previous years complete the required recommendation forms?

Ideally, students should ask current teachers to submit recommendation forms. However, students applying for the 6th-grade may ask a 4th-grade teacher to submit a recommendation form if they have the same teacher for English and math currently.

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://www.erblearn.org/parents/isee-registration and www.ssat.org.

Note: Kent Denver will offer the ISEE on Sat., Nov. 2, 2019, Sat., Nov. 16, 2019, Sat., Jan. 11, 2020 and Sun., Jan. 26, 2020. We do not require applicants to take the test at Kent Denver School. Additional test dates in Denver and beyond can be found at https://www.erblearn.org/parents/isee-registration.

Student Visit Day

Prospective students will visit classes with a current student and see the Kent Denver community in action during their family interview 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