History

Graland’s rich history began in 1924 when concerned parents and teachers came together to create a school different from others of the era. From its earliest days, Graland’s approach to teaching was influenced by the philosophy of educator John Dewey, who believed in “progressive education” and an educational system adapted to the needs of children. As it was then, Graland’s focus today is on the whole child and on the development of a well-balanced individual of strong character who excels intellectually, athletically and creatively.
“Instead of the deadly uninteresting school of the past, Graland pursues the special joy of learning.”

   ~ Georgia Nelson, founding headmistress
“More so than at most independent schools, Graland has a strong tradition, sense of pride, and an accent on challenge.”

   ~ John Comfort, former headmaster

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.