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About Us


A great school inspires world-class educators.

Throughout the school's history, Graland has delivered an intellectually robust, character-based educational experience derived from current research about how children learn.

While the world has changed since our founding, one concept has been a constant: Graland is faithful to the enduring aspects of its mission while seeking new ways to promote intellectual excellence and strong character. We inspire students to pursue excellence with passion and intent - academically, creatively and in their personal growth as engaged citizens and thoughtful leaders. We are constantly looking for ways to improve our program and keep it relevant for the next generation of students. Guided by our mission, values, and strategic plan, we go to extraordinary lengths to give children the best education possible.

Graland’s faculty and staff enjoy a collaborative, supportive environment where each member is encouraged to be a lifelong learner.

Learn more about what makes Graland a dynamic, inclusive and innovative workplace:

  • A community that is inclusive and supportive.
  • A commitment to professional development that offers advanced training on the way children learn, teaching methods, technology, and best practices as well as tuition assistance.
  • A robust employee benefits program including, Graland’s employee child-care program for the children (ages 1 and older) of our faculty and staff. 
  • A desirable location in the heart of Denver.
Officials from the Association of Colorado Independent Schools (ACIS) commended Graland for our faculty and staff morale, calling it “consistently high throughout all departments.”

List of 5 items.

  • 7:1

    student to teacher ratio
  • 103

    full time faculty
  • 70%

    of faculty hold master’s degrees
  • 100%

    percent of faculty and staff participate in professional development
  • 15

    average years of teaching experience

Living in

Denver, CO

Denver, the Mile High City, was recently named by US News as the #2 Best Place to Live in the country and is one of the fastest-growing cities. Famous for its 300 days of sunshine each year, Denver’s population is approximately 705,000.

Denver Lifestyle

Colorado is a nice blend of Midwestern friendliness and the easy-going West Coast, and our style is typically casual chic. In addition to respecting the land and each other, there are always people willing to help newcomers try something that is uniquely Colorado (pronounced Cah-lo-RAD-oh by the locals!).

There are numerous musical venues, including the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater, live theatres, museums, and art galleries that bolster our thriving cultural scene. Restaurants led by award-winning chefs range from refined French and classic delis to new-style Southern and Middle Eastern, while mouthwatering microbreweries have put Denver on the map. Sports fans will find top teams in basketball, baseball, football, soccer, lacrosse, and hockey. Denver is also home to the University of Denver and the University of Colorado-Denver, and the vibrant college towns of Boulder and Ft. Collins are nearby.

Our close proximity to the mountains allows Coloradans to enjoy snow sports like skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and sledding and year-round cycling, hiking, running, and tennis. There are 5,000+ acres of trails, parks, golf courses and playgrounds.

Graland Country Day School

Graland Country Day School is a private school in Denver, Colorado, serving students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Founded in Denver in 1927, Graland incorporates a rich, experiential learning approach in a traditional classroom setting, emphasizing the development of globally and socially conscious leaders who excel academically.