For the 2021-2022 school year, the application portal is open. Once you submit the initial Application form, you will then receive access to the Applicant Checklist which outlines the remaining steps of the process.
As parents, you can provide us with insights about the applicant 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 application form.
Applicant visits will be virtual this season. Once an initial Application form is submitted, families will be able to schedule a student visit through the Applicant Checklist.
This year, a component of the visit will also include a request for parents to submit three short video clips of the applicant participating in developmentally appropriate activities at home; these short videos will help us get to know your child better. Birth Date Information:
Applicants to Pre-K must turn four years old by September 1 of the year they start Pre-Kindergarten.
Applicants to Kindergarten must turn five years old by September 1 of the year they start Kindergarten.
Parents may schedule an optional Parent Check-in through the calendar link received after submitting the initial Application form. We also recommend attending a Lower School Q&A Session led by our Parent Ambassadors. Prior to the Parent Check-in, please spend 20 minutes exploring the CA website. This will allow the focus to be on your student.
Parent Check-ins take place between now and February 10 and last approximately 40 minutes.
Due to health protocols for the pandemic, all Parent Check-ins are scheduled through Zoom.
Only one parent needs to attend the Parent Check-in, although we welcome all parents.
For families applying to more than one division (i.e., Lower, Middle and Upper School), one Parent Check-in may be scheduled for all applicants; please allow for additional time.
The Application for Financial Aid is separate from the Application for Admission, although the two cycles overlap. 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 as you are completing the form: START APPLICATION
Within the SSS portal, you will be asked to upload copies of your 2019 and 2020 tax returns. You will also be asked for copies of 2019 and 2020 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 2020 tax return by this deadline. The Financial Aid Committee will consider your application to be complete as long as we receive your 2019 tax return and your 2020 W-2 and/or Profit & Loss Statements (if you are self-employed) by the February 15 deadline. The 2020 tax return should then 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 Lisa Dean at 303-914-2516; she will help you or direct you to the appropriate Financial Aid Director.
Colorado Academy alum Aidah Clinton serves as the Assistant Director of Admission, Lower School. Prior to CA, Aidah was the National Alumni and Family Engagement Manager for ACE Scholarships, a Denver-based service organization that provides scholarships for children from low-income families to attend private schools. Clinton earned a B.S. in Urban Studies and Affairs, with a minor in Administrative Justice, from the University of Pittsburgh, where she was also a member of the Varsity Soccer team. She has also served as a head coach for Mustang Sports Club, and attended CA in Lower and Middle School, as a member of the Class of 2006. Clinton is experienced in cultivating and managing strong relationships with students and families, qualities which serve her well in her engagement with prospective Lower School families at CA. She is excited to introduce new students to CA’s Pre-K-12 community as they begin their journey of lifelong learning.