Admission FAQs

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  • What is the difference between a tour and an open house?

    Tours are led by an admission professional and allow you to see not only Graland’s facilities but also the students and teachers at work in the classroom. Open houses include information from Graland administrators, a tour by a current Graland parent, and a question and answer session focused on the grade(s) of your child(ren).
  • Can I attend both a tour and an open house?

    Absolutely! We’d love to have you visit Graland as many times as you would like. Being on campus, talking with our teachers and seeing our students in action, is the best way to get a sense of the Graland community.
  • What is a parent interview?

    Parent interviews are discussions with a Graland admission professional that typically last about an hour. The discussions are focused on getting to know your child and family. It is also a time when you can ask personal and in depth questions.
  • What happens during the student visits?

    • Applicants Preschool - Grade 2 come for a short visit (30-60 minutes depending on the grade). The visits take place in the classroom with other applying students. Teachers get to know the students while doing fun and academic activities. During the visit, parents can attend an optional question and answer session with school administrators.
    • Applicants Grades 3 - 8 visit for a full day, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. They shadow a current Graland student in their current grade and get to experience academic classes, fine arts classes, PE and recess. Lunch is provided.
  • What tests are required for admissions?

  • Why do you require testing?

    • Testing is only part of the admission puzzle. We want to get to know your child on many levels. The cognitive testing for applicants Kindergarten-Grade 4 tells us how your child learns and processes information. This allows us to understand what type of teacher and environment will benefit him the most. 
    • The ISEE test for applicants Grades 5-8 allows us an overview of your child’s previous academic experience, their strengths and challenges so we can engage and support them in Middle School.
  • Does Graland offer financial aid?

    Yes! We strive to make Graland affordable for qualified, deserving students from all backgrounds through need-based financial assistance. We awarded over $2.1 million in financial assistance last year to students in Grades K-8. We regret that Graland is unable to offer financial aid for preschool and pre-kindergarten students.
  • 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 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 during the current academic year. Please contact the Admission Office about space availability.
  • What if I have other questions?

    Please contact us anytime! You can reach the admission office at 303-399-8361 or you can email us at

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Graland Country Day School

55 CLERMONT STREET    DENVER, CO 80220    303.399.0390   
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.