How to Apply to Middle School
Grades 6 through 8

We welcome your interest in Colorado Academy and look forward to getting to know you and your family! To start the application process, please click on the appropriate checklist below and note that some steps should be in progress concurrently. Please note that the deadline for all application materials is January 31 to be considered in the first round of admission decisions.

Admission Checklist & Timeline

List of 9 items.

  • APPLICATION FORM

    Our initial application form for the 2017-2018 school year takes approximately ten minutes to complete and is due as soon as possible (or at least one week prior to an applicant's class visit).  There is no application fee.  Please note that once you begin the application, you may save your work and access it at any time by clicking the button below. 

    Application Login

    Please also note that separate forms are required for admission and financial aid, though the application cycles overlap. For more information regarding the financial aid process, please click here.

    *Please contact Infosnap for free technical support regarding this on-line form by phone at 1-866-752-6850 or email at support@infosnap.com.
  • PARENT STATEMENT

    Parent/Guardian Statement
    As parents, you can provide us with insights about the applicant that no one else can. Your statement will help us learn about your child and your family more personally. 

    We suggest you review the online Parent Statement form first, type and save your written responses to the questions in a word processing program (e.g. Microsoft Word) and then copy and paste into the form. This will allow you to utilize spelling and editing features while drafting your responses. 

    Start Parent Statement
  • PARENT INTERVIEW/TOUR

    Please complete the Parent Interview and Tour between September 26 and January 31 to be considered in the first round of admission decisions.

    Parent Tour and Interview

    For parents new to the school, a tour and interview may be scheduled the same day as the student visit. Parent interview/tour can be scheduled at 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. or 11:15 a.m.  Please allow for an hour and 45 minutes.

    Parent Interview Only
    For parents familiar with CA (e.g., current CA parent, attended Parent Preview, or toured in the past). Parent interview may be scheduled for 8:30 a.m. or 12:15 p.m. No additional tour is required. Please allow for 40 minutes.

    Please call Paige Siemers 303-914-2513 to schedule.

    Families applying to more than one division (i.e., Lower, Middle or Upper School), please contact the Admission Office at 303-914-2513 to arrange a multi-divisional parent interview and visits for your students.

  • STUDENT VISIT

    Applicants attend classes and eat lunch with a current CA student as well as interview with a member of the Middle School Admission Committee. Visit days may be scheduled most days of the week. Application must be submitted at least one week prior to the visit.

    6th grade applicants have the option to visit with their peers in the 5th grade from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., which includes a tour of the Middle School, OR visit with a 6th grade student in the Middle School from 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

    7th and 8th grade applicants visit with their peers in the Middle School from 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

    Please call Paige Siemers 303-914-2513 to schedule. You will receive an email confirming your scheduled day which outlines the details of the visit.


    Families applying to more than one division (i.e., Lower, Middle or Upper School), please contact the Admission Office at 303-914-2513 to arrange a multi-divisional parent interview and visits for your students.
  • OPTIONAL STUDENT VIDEO

    Student Video Submission (Optional for Applicants to Grades 6-12)

    To the applicant:  Please prepare a short video about yourself, and address one of the prompts below.  The Admission Committee prefers a video that is less than two minutes and under 200 megabytes.  Thank you, and have fun!
    • Share a story about an act of kindness or an act of courage that you have witnessed sometime in the last year.
    • Tell us how a friend, classmate, sibling, grandparent or cousin would describe your personality and what they most value about you as a person.
    • Demonstrate a special talent or skill of which you are proud.

    Please upload your video to one of the links below in any standard video format.  Remember to be patient as most videos take a few minutes to upload.  You do not need to sign up for a Dropbox account to submit the video.  Please let us know if you have any questions about this process at 303-914-2516.

    Upload Middle School Video

    Upload Upper School Video
  • RECOMMENDATIONS & TRANSCRIPTS

    Please send recommendation/transcript requests to the appropriate faculty/staff at your child’s school.  The deadline for submitting completed recommendations and transcripts is January 31. CA accepts recommendations completed online through schoolrecs.com. This is our preferred method for receiving recommendation forms and transcripts. Schoolrecs.com notifies the recommenders and school administrators of due dates, communicates with the applicant when recommendations and transcripts have been completed, and allows recommendations to be sent electronically, confidentially, and securely.
    • Current English teacher recommendation
    • Current Math teacher recommendation
    • Current Principal/Counselor recommendation
    • Transcripts from current and previous school year
    • Optional Coach recommendation
    • Optional Arts recommendation
    • Optional Teacher recommendation (from a current teacher in a subject area other than Math or English)

    *Please contact schoolrecs.com for free technical support regarding this online form by phone at 1-888-450-8821 or email at support@schoolrecs.com.

    Request My Teacher Recommendations

  • ISEE ENTRANCE EXAM

    The Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) is a required step of the application process for Grades 6 through 12 (and an option for applicants to Grade 5).  Please note that CA will accept results from the SSAT in lieu of the ISEE.  For more information on the exam and to register, please use the links below.  Please call the Admission Office at 303-914-2513 to request a Ben D. Wood fee waiver form if the $105 testing fee is a hardship.

    Register for the ISEE Exam View Denver ISEE Exam Dates
  • FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION | DUE BEFORE Feb 15

    Separate online forms are required for admission and financial aid, though the application cycles overlap. We recommend starting the Financial Aid process after January 1, and completing the process by February 15, 2017, to be considered in the first round of Financial Aid decisions.

    Learn More About the Financial Aid Process
  • DECISIONS AVAILABLE | March 1 at 4:00 p.m. MST

    Middle School decisions for Grades 6-8 will be available online at 4:00 p.m. MST on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, by logging in to your online application.

Middle School Admission Contacts

 
Paige Siemers
Administrative Assistant
303-914-2513 office
303-914-2512 direct

Contact regarding: Scheduling a visit and interview.

Catherine Laskey
Director of Admission and Financial Aid
303-914-2571 direct

Contact regarding: Middle School questions, admission and/or financial aid process.

More than One Child?

Families applying to more than one division (i.e., Lower, Middle or Upper School), please contact the Admission Office at 303-914-2513 to arrange a multi-divisional parent interview and visits for your students.