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Admission

How to Apply

2023-24 Academic Year

Below is all the information you need about the admission process at Graland. Click “Apply Now” to begin or continue your application, to upload documents or to check your admission checklist.

Preschool / Prekindergarten

A great school knows the power of play.

List of 5 items.

  • Join a Tour, Open House or Info Session

    Join one or all of our virtual or in-person events to get to know Graland. Click here to sign up for a tour, an open house, or an info session (optional). 
  • Complete Online Application - Jan. 8

    To apply, preschoolers must be 3 years old by September 1, 2023. Pre-Kindergartners must be 4 years old by September 1, 2023. Apply online.

    Due date January 8, 2023
  • Additional Required Documents - Jan. 30

    • Teacher Recommendations: If your child is/was enrolled in a school or daycare program within the past six months, a confidential teacher recommendation form is due from your child’s teacher. The recommendation form is available via the admission portal.
    • Video Requirements: For applicants to Preschool and PreK we ask for 3 short videos of the applicants doing developmentally appropriate activities in order to help us get to know them. Click here to learn more. 
    • Financial Aid: We regret that Graland is unable to offer financial aid for preschool and pre-kindergarten students.
    Due date January 30, 2023
  • Student Play Date and Parent Interview - Jan. 30

    • Student Play Date: Your child is invited to participate in a short, activity-filled in-person play date with other visiting students and Graland teachers. Student play dates can be scheduled after you’ve submitted the student’s online application.
    • Virtual Parent Interview: You will meet with an admission professional to learn more about Graland and to share your child’s individual characteristics and your aspirations for their education. 
    Due date January 30, 2023
  • PS/PreK Admission Decisions - Mar. 3

    In accordance with Association of Colorado Independent Schools (ACIS) admission notification guidelines, Graland will notify families about admission decisions by email and/or phone, and by regular mail.

    Decision notification March 3, 2023

Lower School (K-4)

A great school offers hands-on learning that fuels the imagination.

List of 6 items.

  • Join a Tour, Open House or Info Session

    Join one or all of our virtual or in-person events to get to know Graland. Click here to sign up for a tour, an open house, or an info session (optional).
  • Complete Online Application - Jan. 8

    Apply online.

    Due date January 8, 2023

  • Additional Required Documents - Jan. 30

    • Recommendations:  A confidential teacher recommendation form is to be completed by your child’s teacher. The recommendation form is available via the admission portal.
    • Records: A copy of your child’s transcript is due from his or her current school. Transcript release forms are available via the admission portal. 
    • Assessments: Children applying to Kindergarten - Grade 2 will have a virtual one-on-one meeting with an admission professional or a Graland teacher to complete a grade-level assessment. 
    • Cognitive Assessment: Applicants to Grades 3 and 4 are required to take the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI IV), Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC IV or WISC V) or the Differential Abilities Scales (DAS II). These are cognitive assessments conducted by an independent, licensed psychologist. You may choose your own qualified test administrator or refer to the list of professionals who operate independently from the school and have agreed to participate in admission testing for Graland Country Day School. 
    • Video Requirements: For applicants to Kindergarten - Grade 2 we ask for 3 short videos of the applicants doing developmentally appropriate activities in order to help us get to know them. Click here to learn more. Children applying to Grades 3 and 4 are invited to submit a short, 1-3 minute video introducing themselves.
    *No transcript needed for Kindergarten.

    Due date January 30, 2023
  • Student Visit & Parent Interview - Jan. 30

    • Student Visit: Children applying to Kindergarten-Grade 2 will enjoy an in-person play date with other visiting students and Graland teachers. Children applying to Grades 3-4 will get to experience a “day in the life” full day visit at Graland. Student visits can be scheduled after you’ve submitted the student’s online application.
    • Virtual Parent Interview: You will meet with an admission professional to learn more about Graland and to share your child’s individual characteristics and your aspirations for their education. 
    Due date January 30, 2023
  • Complete Financial Aid Application - Feb. 5

    Click here to learn more about Financial Aid. (optional)

    Applicant families will be notified about financial assistance awards concurrently with notification of admission to the school.

    Due date February 5, 2023

  • K-Grade 4 Admission Decisions - Mar. 3

    In accordance with the Association of Colorado Independent Schools (ACIS) admission notification guidelines, Graland will notify families about admission decisions by email and/or phone, and by regular mail.

    Decision notification March 3, 2023

Middle School (Grades 5-8)

A great school opens doors to new opportunities.

List of 7 items.

  • Join a Tour, Open House or Info Session

    Join one or all of our virtual or in-person events to get to know Graland. Click here to sign up for a tour, an open house, or an info session (optional).
  • Complete Online Application - Jan. 8

    Apply online.

    Due date January 8, 2023
  • Additional Required Documents - Jan. 30

    • Recommendations: Applicants to grade 5 are required to submit one confidential teacher recommendation letter from their current teacher. Applicants to grades 6-8 are required to submit three confidential teacher recommendations from their humanities teacher, math teacher, and a principal, counselor or advisor. Recommendation forms are available via the admission portal.
    • Records: A copy of your child's transcript is due from their current school. Transcript release forms are available via the admission portal.
    • Assessment: Applicants to grades 5-8 are required to take either the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) or the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT). To learn more and register for a test date please visit the ISEE or SSAT website. Testing fee waivers are available. Please contact the admission office to request a waiver. 

    Due date January 30, 2023
  • Student Visit & Parent Interview - Jan. 30

    • Student Visit: Children applying to Grades 5-8 will get to experience an in-person “day in the life” full day visit at Graland. During their visits, students will also get to enjoy a one-on-one interview with a Middle School administrator. Student visits can be scheduled after the student’s online application has been submitted.
    • Virtual Parent Interview: You will meet with an admission professional to learn more about Graland and to share your child’s individual characteristics and your aspirations for their education. 

    Due date January 30, 2023
  • Complete the Financial Aid Application - Feb. 5

    Click here to learn more about Financial Aid. (optional)

    Applicant families will be notified about financial assistance awards concurrently with notification of admission to the school.

    Due date February 5, 2023

  • Grades 6-8 Admission Decisions - Feb. 24

    In accordance with the Association of Colorado Independent Schools (ACIS) admission notification guidelines, Graland will notify families about admission decisions by email and/or phone, and by regular mail.

    Grade 6-8 decision notification February 24, 2023
  • Grade 5 Admission Decisions - Mar. 3

    In accordance with the Association of Colorado Independent Schools (ACIS) admission notification guidelines, Graland will notify families about admission decisions by email and/or phone, and by regular mail.

    Grade 5 decision notification March 3, 2023

Rolling Admission

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

Graland Sibling Admission

We love when siblings join our community! Applications for siblings of current Graland students are due November 1 with additional required documents due by December 5.

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.