Tuition / Financial Aid

Tuition

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 5-8, tuition also includes the cost of a student iPad; families are responsible for a keyboard and case.  For Upper School, families are responsible for the cost of an iPad (approximately $680 one-time fee, which includes insurance, keyboard, and case) and books/ebooks (approximately $200 per year for Middle School; $350 per year for Upper School).

2017-2018 Tuition

Pre-Kindergarten (full day): $19,720
Kindergarten (full day)-grade 5: $24,630
Grades 6-12: $26,670

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 2017-2018 school year, CA offered over $3.3 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. Since financial aid is treated as a gift from the school to the receiving family, 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

List of 4 items.

  • PARENTS' FINANCIAL STATEMENT | 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, 2017, complete the online Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) using the link below. 

    Start Application
  • 2016 & 2017 TAX RETURNS / W-2'S | Before Feb 15

    In the Financial Aid application, please include the following.  You may upload these documents online at sssbynais.org 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:
    • 2016 & 2017 federal tax returns, including all schedules
    • W-2 statements and/or 1099(s) from 2016 & 2017 tax returns, if applicable
  • MONTHLY BUDGET | Before Feb 15

    Download and complete the Monthly Budget Form. Include this in the financial aid application package you send to us. You may upload this document online at sssbynais.org or submit 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:


      Download Monthly Budget Form
       
    • FINANCIAL AID AWARDS | February - May

      After the Admission Committees make decisions (end of February-early March), a separate Financial Aid Committee reviews the completed financial aid applications for current and newly admitted students.

    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