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 5-9: 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 fee 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 percent 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.

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Financial Aid Checklist & Timeline

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  • 2018 AND 2019 TAX RETURNS / W-2's | Before Feb 15

    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: 

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    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.

    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 (PFS) using the link below. 

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  • 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.

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Financial Aid Contacts

Heidi Chesley

Director of Upper School Admission and Financial Aid

Contact regarding: Upper School, Grades 9-12

Catherine Laskey

Director of Admission and Financial Aid

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

Caren Salzer

Director of Lower School Admission & Financial Aid

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


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