How to Apply to Pre-K / Kindergarten
You've learned a lot, liked what you've seen and are ready to begin the application process. Once you've created an account through our School Admin portal, you'll be guided through the steps we require for completing your application.

You'll have until January 31, 2021 to finish these steps, so feel free to begin now. Below you'll see an application checklist to help get you started. Your first step is to submit your initial application, but after that you may complete the items in any order.

Admission Checklist & Timeline

List of 8 items.

  • APPLICATION FORM

    For the 2020-2021 school year, families may apply to the wait pool in the event that openings become available this summer.  Click HERE to access the application portal.

    While the campus is closed to visitors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Admission team is working remotely and can answer questions through email or Zoom calls.

    For the 2021-2022 school year, the application portal will open in early August. If you'd like to be notified of when the application portal opens, submit an inquiry form HERE.
  • PARENT STATEMENT

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

    Please note that the Parent Statement Form is available to you once you submit the initial student application form. It is helpful to have the Parent Statement completed prior to a student's visit.
  • PARENT TOUR AND INTERVIEW

    While the campus is closed to visitors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Admission team is working remotely and can answer questions through email or Zoom calls.

    You may learn more about our campus HERE and hear directly from our teachers about  "Why I Teach."
  • STUDENT VISIT

    While the campus is closed to visitors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Admission team is working remotely and can answer questions through email or Zoom calls.

    Applicants to Pre-K must turn four years old by September 1 of the year they start Pre-K; applicants to Kindergarten must turn five years old by September 1 of the year they start Kindergarten.
  • TEACHER RECOMMENDATION

    Please request the Teacher Recommendation and Transcripts from the appropriate faculty/staff at your child’s school

    Request Teacher Recommendation
  • APPLICANT TESTING

    For Applicants to Pre-K and Kindergarten: Developmental readiness is assessed by our teachers during the applicant visit, and no other formal testing is required.
  • FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION

    Families who cannot meet the full cost of tuition at Colorado Academy can apply for financial aid. Applications for financial aid are considered separately from the admission process and do not influence the admission decision. 

    Awards are made solely on the basis of need according to the guidelines of the School and Student Service (SSS) for Financial Aid, and the policies and procedures of Colorado Academy. We recommend starting the Financial Aid process after January 1, and completing the process by February 15.  Families applying after the February 15 deadline will be considered for the Financial Aid waitlist.

    Learn More About the Financial Aid Process
  • DECISIONS

    CA informed families of Lower School admission decisions at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, 2020.

    Students applying after the March 3 notification date will be considered for admission from the wait pool if a space becomes available. There can be wait pool movement in the summer, and we encourage you to apply if interested.
     

Caren Salzer

Director of Lower School Admission & Financial Aid

Contact regarding: Questions about the Lower School curriculum or programs, and the admission or financial aid process.

Contact information: 
303-914-2549
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