Affordability: Tuition & Financial Aid


At CA, our tuition is as comprehensive as possible so that each student enjoys a challenging and rewarding experience. Our tuition covers all basic educational expenses including classroom supplies, field trips, yearbooks, student publications, computer use, lunch, and commencement.
  • For Grades 5-10: tuition includes the cost of a student iPad; families are responsible for a keyboard and case. 
  • For Grades 6-12: families are responsible for the cost of books/ebooks (approximately $150 per year for Middle School; $400 per year for Upper School).

2020-2021 Tuition

Pre-Kindergarten (full day): $25,000
Kindergarten (full day) - Grade 5: $28,470
Grades 6-12: $30,840

Bus Transportation and Before- and After-School Programs are available for an additional fee. Click here to view extra services provided by Colorado Academy.

Financial Aid

Our priority is for all admitted students to have the opportunity to attend CA, regardless of their family's economic situation; please do not let the cost of tuition deter you from considering Colorado Academy.

For the 2019-2020 school year, CA offered over $3.7 million in financial aid to qualifying families supporting more than 19% of the student body. Financial aid is awarded to current and newly admitted students on the basis of demonstrated need, as determined by factors such as income, family size, assets, and liabilities. As financial aid is treated as a gift from the school, there are no repayment requirements. However, as circumstances and tuition change each school year, families are required to complete the financial aid process on a yearly basis. 
First priority is given to families who submit all of their financial information by the February 15 deadline. Families applying for aid after the deadline are considered for the financial aid waitlist.

Financial Aid Checklist & Timeline

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    The Application for Financial Aid is separate from the Application for Admission, although the two application cycles do overlap. After January 1, complete the online Parents’ Financial Statement through the SSS (School & Student Services) portal using the link below: 

    Start Application

    New this year
    : 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, as long as you add Colorado Academy as a recipient of your FACTS  application.
  • 2018 & 2019 TAX RETURNS AND W-2'S | Before Feb 15

    In the Financial Aid application, please include the following.  You may upload these documents online HERE or submit them directly to Colorado Academy, Office of Financial Aid, 3800 S. Pierce St; Denver, CO 80235; fax to 303-914-2589; or scan to the appropriate Admission Director:
    • 2018 & 2019 federal tax returns, including all schedules
    • W-2 statements and/or 1099(s) from 2018 & 2019 tax returns
  • FINANCIAL AID AWARDS | February - May

    After the Admission Committees make decisions, a separate Financial Aid Committee reviews the completed financial aid applications for current and newly admitted students. As long as a family's financial aid application is submitted in full by the February 15 deadline, a family's financial aid decision will accompany an offer of admission.

Financial Aid Contacts

Heidi Chesley
Director of Upper School Admission and Financial Aid
303-914-2572 direct

Contact regarding: Upper School, Grades 9-12

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

Contact regarding: Middle School, Grades 6-8, and Multi-Divisional Families

Caren Salzer
Director of Lower School Admission & Financial Aid
303-914-2549 direct

Contact regarding: Lower School, Pre-K through Grade 5



Colorado Academy
3800 South Pierce Street
Denver, Colorado 80235

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