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Admission FAQ

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  • How can I get to know Graland?

    The safety of our teachers and students is our top priority. At this time, the Graland campus is closed to visitors, however, our admissions office is open and offering virtual admission events. Please go to our visit page for more information or give us a call at (303)-399-8361. We would be happy to tell you all about Graland and answer any questions you might have.
  • Can I attend multiple admission events?

    Absolutely! We’d love to have you get to know Graland in a variety of ways. Attending multiple virtual events will allow you to learn about the school, get to know our teachers and students is the best way to get a sense of the Graland community.
  • What is the difference between a tour, an open house and an info session?

    • Virtual tours of Graland allow you to see our campus and get a feel or our classrooms, our theatre, gym, innovation lab and so much more.
    • Virtual 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.
    • 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 virtual 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 a virtual visit with Graland teachers.Teachers will get to know the students while doing fun and grade-level appropriate activities.
  • What is a parent interview?

    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 Kindergarten-Grade 5. You can click to see the list of testing professionals in Denver who participate in administering these tests.

    Applicants to grades 6-8 are required to take the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT). SSAT offers an at-home test option. Please click here to learn more.

    If an assessment is not able to be completed due to COVID-19 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 K-5 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 test for applicants Grades 6-8 provides 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.
  • What is Graland doing to keep students safe from COVID-19?

    Graland’s top priority is the safety of our teachers and students. With the guidance of CDC guidelines, the local government and a medical advisory board, Graland has created a Return to Learn guidebook for 2020-21. Click here to view it.
  • 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.