Integrity | Respect | Personal Growth | Community | Wisdom
Facts: 2017-2018 KENT DENVER SCHOOL Excellence in Scholarship and Character
Community Head of School: Dr. Randal R. Harrington Faculty - 85 full and part-time faculty, 64% with advanced degrees Students - 700 students: 222 in the middle school and 478 in the upper school . Student/teacher ratio of 8:1 . 28% of students self-identify as ethnically or racially diverse . 137 new students enrolled from 62 different schools for the 2017-2018 school year . Extraordinary retention rate (over 97%)
Facility . Over 200,000 sq. ft. of facilities on a scenic 200-acre campus . 8 buildings and 63 classrooms (including a dedicated science building, dedicated arts building, and 3 theaters), 10 collaboration studios . 2 turf fields, 5 grass fields, 7 tennis courts, 2 baseball diamonds, 3 gymnasiums, track and field . LEED Platinum Certified Dining Hall, first in the country . New 34,000-square-foot middle school building to be complete by March 2018
What Education Should Be. Middle School
Kent Denver’s middle school program is designed to address the unique academic, artistic, physical, creative, and moral development of sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students. Among our major goals are to foster strong character and to build questioning minds, critical thinking skills, fluency with mathematical concepts, and proficiency with oral and written expression. Through a carefully designed structure at each grade level, we provide a natural and developmentally appropriate transition from elementary school to middle school, and then from middle school to upper school. The middle school advisory system is designed to support, encourage, and guide students through the middle school years.
An engaging academic program is at the heart of the high school. Kent Denver strives to strike a balance between teaching fundamental literacies and encouraging students to follow their individual interests; between teaching concepts and teaching content; between instilling habits of rigor and discipline, and inspiring whimsy and creativity.
The middle school curriculum is broad and balanced with multiple opportunities for exploration and growth coupled with the building of fundamental academic skills. From learning the rules of grammar to rafting on the Colorado River, from factoring polynomials to performing on stage, our students are immersed in an environment where learning becomes a transformative experience that is fun, dynamic, and personal. Teachers encourage students to think deeply, communicate ideas, and challenge each other in a supportive community. By the time students complete middle school, they have made significant strides in knowing themselves and having the strength to follow their beliefs. Kent Denver’s middle school creates experiences that encourage students to discover joy in learning and to make positive decisions about their lives—decisions that are grounded in careful thought, individual responsibility, and the commitment to a value system that respects both self and others. Our program includes the following required classes: 6th grade — Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, Writing, Latin, Arts rotation (Music, Drama, Visual Arts), Electives, Physical Education
7th and 8th grade — English, History, Mathematics, Science, World Language (Spanish, French, or Mandarin), Arts Rotation (Music, Drama, Visual Arts), Electives, Interscholastic or Intra-scholastic Sports
Computer Studies — AP Computer Science A; AP Computer Science Principles; Computer Architecture; Advanced Topics: Data Structures; The Internet of Things; Technology, Ethics and Society; Advanced Topics: Servers and Data; Wearable Technology
English — English 9: Discovering Voice; English 10: Exploring Voice; English 11: Diverse Voices of America; AP English Literature; Experiments in Writing; Honor in Literature; Modern Drama; The Monster Without, The Monster Within; The Power of Politics; The Writing Life; African American Literature; Based on Actual Facts; Hero with a Thousand Faces; Latin American Literature; Mythology; Stories of School History and Social Science — Global History of the Modern World; Revolution and Conflict; Global Politics in the 21st Century; Advanced Debate; U.S. History; AP U.S. History; AP Art History; AP Economics; Modern Asia, Honors; AP European History; Business of the Entertainment Industry; Music, Culture and Society; Business Economics and Ethics Mathematics — Algebra 1; Geometry; Geometry Honors; Algebra II; Algebra II Honors; Algebra IIS; Functions, Statistics and Trigonometry; Pre-Calculus; Pre-Calculus Honors; AP Calculus AB; AP Calculus BC; Honors Multivariable Calculus; AP Statistics
Science — Molecular and Cellular Biology; Newtonian Physics; Physics; Physics Honors; Chemistry; Chemistry Honors; AP Biology; AP Chemistry; AP Physics C: Mechanics; AP Psychology; Forensic Science; Rocky Mountain Field Ecology; Anatomy and Physiology; AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism; Infectious Disease and Epidemiology; Astronomy and Astrophysics; Biomechanics; Engineering: Design and Build Visual and Performing Arts — AP Music Theory; Concert Choir; Guitar I-IV; Jazz Combo; Soul Express; Latin Ensemble; R&B Ensemble; Business of the Entertainment Industry; Acting I-II; Guerrilla Repertory Theater; Technical Theater Workshop I-IV; Ceramics I-IV; Filmmaking I-IV; Metals I-IV; Photography I-IV; Sculpture I-IV; Photoshop I-IV; Drawing I-IV; Graphic Design I-IV; Painting I-IV
World Languages — French I-IV; French III Honors; AP French Language; French Advanced Topics; Mandarin I-V; Mandarin III Honors; Mandarin IV Honors; AP Mandarin; Spanish I-V; Spanish III Honors; AP Spanish Language; AP Spanish Literature; Spanish Independent Study Graduation Requirements – English: 4 years; World Language: 3 years; History and Social Science: 3 years; Math: 4 years; Science: 3 years; Visual and Performing Arts: 2 years AP Classes – 212 students took 492 exams in 23 areas, and 83% of scores were “3” or higher.
Academic teams - Model UN, Speech and Debate, Mock Trial, Robotics, Math Team.
Kent Denver is accredited by the Association of Colorado Independent Schools, which is recognized by the National Association of Independent Schools. Accreditation means that we follow a common set of rigorous standards that reflect the proven characteristics of good independent schools. We are financially viable with effective leadership to maintain long-term stability, and we have an ongoing commitment to school improvement.
Athletics - All students participate in athletics or Health & Wellness each year. The program offers 21 varsity sports and 69 teams (750 competitions per year). Boys’ sports: Basketball, baseball, football, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, track and field, cross-country. Upper School only: hockey, golf. Girls’ sports: Basketball, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, volleyball, track and field, cross-country, field hockey. Upper School only: swimming and diving, golf. 35 Upper School Clubs and 25 Middle School Electives Community Service
Tuition and Financial Aid 2017-2018 school year tuition - $27,330
. Each of our students performs an average of 100 hours of community service by the time he or she graduates.
More than 22% of the student body received $3.1 million in need-based financial aid.
. Students collectively complete 15,000 hours of community service every
Average financial aid award approximately $20,000.
year, serving more than 40 local nonprofits. . Kent Denver hosts Breakthrough Kent Denver, a nationally recognized academic program that serves a total of 453 individuals: 175 middle school students, 118 high school students, and 160 high school and college-age mentors and teaching fellows. Breakthrough serves low-income families and prepares high school and college students for careers in urban education.
History Kent Denver School was created in 1974 through the merger of Kent School for Girls (founded in 1922) and Denver Country Day School for boys (founded in 1953). The school keeps in touch with approximately 4,500 alumni.
Media - Student-run newspaper, yearbook, literary magazine. Performing Arts - The Middle School and Upper School each present a fall play and winter musical. Each spring, Upper School students produce a festival of original one-act plays and a Coffee House showcasing individual student talents. Student-run Bank - Our on-campus branch of MidFirst Bank boasts membership of more than 50% of the school and trains Upper Schoolers as tellers and marketers. Trips and Exchanges . Middle schoolers travel as a class at the beginning and the end of each year to cultural and environmental points of interest around the state and Utah. . All upper school students travel with their classes at the beginning of the year to establish community and annual goals. . Additional trips go to national and international locations to explore culture, language, community service, science, the environment, music, and history. . Middle Schoolers participate in a two-day Interim program, and all Seniors complete a three-week internship of their choice.
KENT DENVER SCHOOL
4000 E. Quincy Avenue | Englewood, CO 80113 | (303) 770-7660 | www.kentdenver.org
Five Year College Enrollments 2013 – 2017 (Number from the Class of 2017 is in parentheses) University of Alberta (1) American University 2 (1) Amherst College 1 Arizona State University 2 University of Arizona 7 (3) Auburn University 1 Babson College 1 Bard College 1 Barnard College 1 Bates College 4 Baylor University 1 Belmont University 1 Berklee College of Music 1 Boston College 4 (1) Boston University 2 Bowdoin College 3 Brandeis University 2 Brigham Young University (1) Brown University 6 (1) Bryant University 1 Bucknell University 3 Butler University 1 California Polytechnic State University 2 University of California/Berkeley 4 University of California/Los Angeles 1 University of California/San Diego 1 University of California/Santa Barbara 1 University of California/Santa Cruz 1 Carleton College 2 (1) Carnegie Mellon University 1 Carthage College 1 Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture 1 Chapman University 7 (3) University of Chicago 7 (2) University of Cincinnati 1 Claremont McKenna College 8 (2) Clemson University (2) Colby College 1 Colgate University 3 (2) University of Colorado/Boulder 35 (8) University of Colorado/Denver 2 (1) Colorado College 7 (2) Colorado Mesa University 1 Colorado School of Mines 2 Colorado State University 5 Columbia University 1 Cornell University 6 Dartmouth College 9 (1) University of Delaware (1) Denison University 5 (1) University of Denver 11 (3) Dickinson College 1 Duke University 6 (1) Ècole hôtelière de Lausanne/Switzerland (1) Elon University 4 (1) Emory University 6 (1) Fordham University (1) Franklin University/Switzerland 2
George Mason University 1 The George Washington University 1 Georgetown University 3 University of Georgia 4 Georgia Institute of Technology 1 University of Glasgow 1 Gonzaga University 5 (3) Goucher College 1 Grambling State University (1) Grinnell College 1 Hamilton College 4 (1) Hamline University 1 Harvard University 7 (2) Harvey Mudd College (1) Haverford College 2 Hobart and William Smith Colleges (1) Indiana University/Bloomington 7 (2) University of Iowa 1 Ithaca College 1 Johns Hopkins University 2 (1) Kalamazoo College 1 Kenyon College 3 (1) Lafayette College 1 Lake Forest College 1 Lehigh University 2 Lewis & Clark College 1 Loyola Marymount University 2 Macalester College 1 University of Maryland 1 Miami University Ohio 8 (1) University of Miami 1 University of Michigan 8 Middlebury College 7 (1) University of Mississippi 1 Monmouth University 1 Montana State University 2 (1) Morehouse College 1 New York University 9 (4) University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill (1) Northeastern University 3 (1) Northwestern University 7 (1) Norwich University 1 University of Notre Dame 4 Oberlin College 1 Occidental College 4 Ohio Wesleyan University 1 University of Oklahoma 3 University of Oregon 3 (2) University of the Pacific 2 University of Pennsylvania 6 (2) Pennsylvania State University (1) Pitzer College 4 Pomona College (1) Princeton University 7 (3) University of Puget Sound 6 (1) Purdue University 1 Quest University Canada 1 University of Redlands (1) Rice University 1
University of Richmond University of Rochester University of St Andrews/Scotland St. John’s College Saint John’s University Saint Louis University Saint Mary’s College of California Salisbury University University of San Diego University of San Francisco Santa Clara University Savannah College of Art and Design Scripps College Seattle University Sewanee: University of the South Smith College Soka University of America University of South Carolina University of Southern California Southern Methodist University Stanford University Syracuse University University of Tampa Temple University Texas A & M University Texas Christian University University of Texas/Austin University of Toronto Trinity College Trinity University (TX) Tufts University Tulane University University of Tulsa United States Air Force Academy United State Military Academy Vanderbilt University Vassar College Villanova University University of Virginia Wake Forest University Washington and Lee University Washington University in St. Louis University of Washington Wesleyan University Westminster College Westmont College Wheaton College Whitman College Whittier College Willamette University College of William & Mary Williams College University of Wisconsin/Madison Wittenberg University The College of Wooster Worcester Polytechnic Institute Yale University
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Published on Oct 6, 2016