Welcome to Middle School Admission!

We look forward to getting to know your family and assisting you in the admission process. We encourage you to browse through the different areas of Colorado Academy's Middle School program below.  Learn how the CA community cultivates student voice, respects individualism, and fosters learning.

Our Middle School students and teachers are fully engaged in learning, creativity, critical thinking, and social emotional growth. We are excited to introduce you to our diverse, inclusive community.

We encourage you to explore the website and invite you to learn more during a Student Visit and/or Parent Tour. Once you submit the Initial Applicant Form, you'll be able to schedule a time and date to visit campus.  More detailed application information can be found at How to Apply

Please reach out with any questions, and thank you for your interest.

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How to Apply to Middle School at Colorado Academy
Grades 6-8
Choosing a school for your child is an important decision. We welcome your interest in Colorado Academy and look forward to getting to know you and your family through the admission process.

Admission Checklist & Timeline

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    To apply to the wait pool, please submit the Initial Applicant Form. You will then receive the Applicant Checklist, which outlines the remaining steps of the process. There is no application fee to apply to CA.


    As parents, you can provide us with insights about your student that no one else can. Your responses will help us learn more about your child and your family. The Parent Form is available to you once you submit the Initial Applicant Form.

    Recommendation Forms* and Transcript Request Form are available once the Initial Applicant Form is submitted. Please send requests to the appropriate faculty/staff member at the applicant’s school
    • Current Humanities Teacher Recommendation
    • Current Math Teacher Recommendation
    • Current Principal/Counselor Recommendation
    • Transcripts from Current and Previous School Year (including recent student testing)
    • Optional Coach Recommendation
    • Optional Arts Recommendation
    • Optional Teacher Recommendation from a current or past teacher
    *Colorado Academy is among several Denver-area independent schools using Common Recommendation and Transcript Request Forms to reduce the workload for an applicant’s current teachers and school staff. Once you have created an account in the application portal, you will be able to submit requests for recommendations and transcripts using the common forms.

    Submit results from any standardized testing or educational evaluation that a student has completed in the last two years.

    Examples include the WISC, DAS, CogAT, Stanford Binet, MAP testing, ERB, ISEE, SSAT, PSAT 8/9, and Pre-ACT, among others. There is no need for the applicant to take more than one test, and the Admission Committee does not prefer one test over another.

    If the applicant does not have recent testing, here are some options:
    -Register for the ISEE or SSAT.
    -Register for testing with an evaluator from the DATC (Denver Area Testing Consortium).

    Please contact paige.siemers@coloradoacademy.org to request assistance if any test fee is a hardship.

    A student writing sample and video provide additional insight into an applicant's personality, strengths, talents, skills, and/or challenges. The Writing and Video Prompts are available once the Initial Applicant Form is submitted.

    Interested in applying to the wait pool for the 2022-2023 school year, or interested in starting your research for the 2023-2024 school year?  We invite you to campus for a tour this spring! The Admission Office will post dates and times for tours on the Admission Calendar in mid-March.

    Please contact admission@coloradoacademy.org or call 303-914-2513 with any questions.

    If an opening occurs before school starts next fall, the Admission Office will contact you to schedule an applicant visit and interview, either in person or on Zoom.

    With over $4.3 million in tuition assistance each year, CA welcomes students and families from all backgrounds and encourages you to consider CA no matter your income.

    The Application for Financial Aid is separate from the Application for Admission, although the timing of the two cycles overlaps. Families who wish to apply for tuition assistance should submit an Application for Financial Aid through SSS (School and Student Service for Financial Aid).

    • We recommend starting the application after January 1 as it is helpful to have end-of-year tax documents available while you are completing the form: START APPLICATION
    • Within the SSS portal, you will be asked to upload copies of your 2020 and 2021 tax returns. You will also be asked for copies of 2020 and 2021 W-2 and K-1 statements, if applicable.
    • CA prefers the SSS application, but, if you've already submitted a financial aid application for another school through FACTS, there is no need for you to fill out an additional application through SSS. You will just need to add Colorado Academy as a recipient of your FACTS application.
    • The deadline for the Financial Aid application is February 15. We realize that many families have not yet completed their 2021 tax return by this deadline. The Financial Aid Committee will consider your application to be complete as long as we receive your 2020 tax return and your 2021 W-2 and/or Profit & Loss Statements (if you are self-employed) by February 15. The 2021 tax return should be submitted as soon as it is completed.
    • Completing the Financial Aid application by the deadline allows the Financial Aid Award to be communicated at the same time as the Admission Decision.
    • Questions? Contact Financial Aid Manager Lisa Dean at 303-914-2516.

    In conjunction with other Denver-area independent schools, Colorado Academy sends Middle School admission decisions (Grades 6-8) by email at 4:00 p.m. MST on Friday, February 24, 2023.

    Have additional questions? Check the Admission FAQ or reach out to the Colorado Academy Admission Team.
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