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Admission FAQ

List of 10 items.

  • How can I get to know Graland?

    We offer a variety of events to help you get to know Graland. Which one should you attend? All events are optional. You are welcome to participate in one, or all of these events! Each event is designed to provide you with a different perspective of Graland, as well as opportunities to connect with our Graland community! 
  • What is the difference between a tour, an open house and an info session?

    • Tours of Graland allow you to see our campus and get a feel for our classrooms, our theatre, gym, innovation lab and so much more. A virtual tour is also available if you are unable to visit our campus. 
    • Open houses are an opportunity for families to learn more about the Graland difference and hear directly from Graland students, teachers, and our head of school. Open Houses also include a parent-led tour. 
    • Virtual info sessions are focused on specific grades: Preschool and PreK, Kindergarten - Grade 4, and Middle School, Grade 5 - Grade 8. These live virtual sessions are led by an admission team member and provide grade-level specific information, including curriculum, schedules, and teacher-student ratio. There is always time for Q&A!
    Which one should you attend? You are welcome to participate in one or all of these events! Each event is designed to provide you with a different perspective of Graland.
  • Does Graland offer financial aid?

    Yes! We strive to make Graland affordable for qualified students from all backgrounds through need-based financial assistance. We award over $2.6 million in financial assistance to students in Grades K-8. We regret that Graland is unable to offer financial aid for preschool and pre-kindergarten students. Learn more about financial aid, the process and see our financial aid checklist for more details.
  • How is financial aid awarded?

    Financial aid is need-based. Families apply for financial aid via the School and Student Services (SSS) website. Click here to learn more about how to apply for financial aid.
  • What happens during the student visits?

    Applicants will participate in either a virtual or in-person visit with Graland teachers (depending on health and safety regulations). Teachers will get to know the students while doing fun and grade-level appropriate activities.
  • What is a parent interview?

    Virtual parent interviews are discussions with a Graland admission professional that are typically 30 minutes to one hour and focus on getting to know your child and family. It is also a time when you can ask personal and in-depth questions.
  • What tests are required for admissions?

    We require cognitive testing for applicants to Grade 3 and Grade 4. You can click to see the list of testing professionals in Denver who participate in administering these tests.

    Applicants to grades 5-8 are required to take the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) or the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). Please click here to learn more about SSAT and click here to learn more about ISEE. 

    If an assessment is not able to be completed due to health and safety restrictions, please contact the admission office.

  • Why do you require testing?

    Testing is only part of the admission process - we want to get to know your child on many levels. The cognitive testing for applicants Grade 3 and Grade 4 tells us how your child learns and processes information so we can understand what type of teacher and environment will benefit him or her the most.
    The SSAT and ISEE tests for applicants Grades 5-8 provide an overview of your child’s previous academic experience, their strengths and challenges so we can engage and support them in Middle School.
  • What if I missed the application deadline?

    Once the regular admission deadline has passed, Graland accepts applications year-round and will work with families to complete the admission process as quickly as possible, based on space availability.

    Graland occasionally has mid-year openings for new students. Please contact the admission office about space availability.
  • Why does accreditation matter?

Additional Questions?

Please contact us anytime! 

You can reach the admission office at 303-399-8361 or you can email us at admission@graland.org.

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 1924, Graland incorporates a rich, experiential learning approach in a traditional classroom setting, emphasizing the development of globally and socially conscious leaders who excel academically.