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The Next 100 Years Campaign Is Transforming

Our Campus

How Our Teachers Teach

How Our Students Learn
“There comes a time in the history of any school where a choice must be made: to maintain the status quo, or to boldly pursue greater things for students, families, and the community it serves. For Kent Denver that time is now, and I am proud that we have chosen to be bold.” – Rand Harrington, Head of School

Join Kent Denver School as we boldly set the national standard for excellence in middle and high school education.

The Next 100 Years Campaign goes beyond campus transformation. It creates unparalleled educational opportunities for our students and an environment in which world-class teachers can thrive.

Over the course of three years, Kent Denver will transform over 100,000 square feet of teaching and learning spaces, launch the Kent Denver Institutes, and significantly increase our endowment. The Next 100 Years Campaign will empower us to change the way students learn and grow as they prepare to succeed in a rapidly changing world.

Although the buildings will be new, traditions endure. As we transform Kent Denver School, we’re building on the foundation laid by generations of students and families and paving our path to the future, ensuring that many more generations of students have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive at Kent Denver.

Built with your support, a new Alumni Courtyard will bridge the generations while also bridging the space between Chenery Theatre and the former Upper School Building. Students will be reminded of our proud history as they gather in the courtyard before Commencement and afterward as faculty receive them there and welcome them into the alumni ranks. And as they meet in the courtyard as a class or simply sit and study, students will be inspired to leave their own legacy.

Alumni donors to the Next 100 Years Campaign may receive recognition on a brick, paver or bench in the Courtyard. Additional naming opportunities for alumni are also available. Contact Elyse Rudolph, Director of Alumni Relations, for more information about Courtyard giving and recognition opportunities.


"During Kent Denver’s long history, there have been many key turning points at which the generosity and investments of our community created the institution that brought each of us such amazing benefits. The Next 100 Years Campaign represents one of these key moments. There has never been a better time for alumni to rally around Kent Denver.” Denny Coughlin ’93, Alumni Association President




Campus Transformation At A Glance

Overview

Our campus is undergoing its most significant transformation since its creation! Click the tabs above to see what has already been accomplished and what is still to come!

Middle School

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Opened March 2018

  • Expanded Middle School space from 18,000 to over 35,000 sq ft
  • Large, flexible, light-filled classrooms
  • Community spaces, both formal and informal
  • New resource center, collaboration spaces and large student commons
  • LEED Platinum (Pending)





Athletics Suite

ATHLETICS ADMINISTRATIVE SUITE

Still to Come—Opening Fall 2019
  • Transformation of athletic administration offices
  • New gathering and conference space for coaches and athletes
  • Remodeled facilities



Visual Arts

VISUAL ARTS BUILDING

Opened January 2019
  • 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





Renovated Upper School

RENOVATED UPPER SCHOOL

Still to Come—Opening Spring 2020
  • Transformation of 25,000 sq ft of 1960’s-era classroom wing into a new home for the History and English departments
  • New gathering spaces for students and offices for faculty
  • Higher ceilings, additional natural light
  • Average classroom size grows from 450 sq ft to 800+ sq ft
  • Modernized HVAC and sustainable building materials


Welcome Center

WELCOME CENTER & UPPER SCHOOL BUILDING

Opened March 2019
  • 29,000 sq ft of new space, including ten classrooms for the Math and World Languages departments
  • New Welcome Center and community spaces
  • New Admission Office and College Counseling Center
  • Large, flexible, light-filled classrooms







Centers & Institutes

CENTER & INSTITUTE SPACE

Opened October 2019
  • 5,200 sq ft of renovated space with convenient access to the Duncan Center
  • Dedicated to Kent Denver School Institutes and Centers
  • Impact Studios available to grades 6-12 with resources for design/build, robotics, 3D printing, machining, and more


Scobie Center

SCOBIE CENTER FOR WELLNESS

Still to Come—Opening Fall 2019
  • Central, inviting location for student wellness team
  • New offices for counseling staff
  • Meeting spaces for students, families and counselors



Alumni Courtyard

ALUMNI COURTYARD

Still to Come—Opening Summer 2020
  • New central gathering space connecting the renovated Upper School to Chenery Theatre
  • Engraved bricks and pavers will recognize alumni who paved the way for today's students
  • Alumni supporters will also be recognized on shade trees, benches, and stone features in the courtyard