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Signature Programs



Gates Invention & Innovation Program

Middle schoolers have the chance to use empathy and a design-thinking process to invent a product, some which have been awarded US patents. Learn more about the Gates Program.

Tinker Time and Gates Lab Projects

Innovation skills are exercised through a variety of challenges that require students to think creatively and critically, practice perseverance, collaborate with others, show empathy and experiment with different solutions.



Alzheimer’s Integrated Unit

Through various angles like science, literacy and art, seventh graders study Alzheimer’s disease as they build relationships with residents at a nearby senior center. The unit culminates in a community awareness event where students share their learning.

Sam Loewi Unified Neighborhood Games

Fourth graders partner with Denver area schools to make new friends with intellectually- and developmentally-disabled buddies. The year culminates with a Special Olympics-style event celebrating kindness and respect for others.


Eighth graders examine United Nations Sustainability Goals and prepare a plan to address one of the issues facing the world today. They present their learnings with engaging “Ted-Talk” style presentations and confidently answer questions from their peers and adults.

Day and

Overnight Trips

Academic learning is enhanced by getting off campus and experiencing learning.

Service Learning

Year-Long Programs

Each grade level embraces a topic and works to understand the issues surrounding it, from conservation to social justice.


Through the Years

Graland maintains a number of traditions and these time honored programs connect students to alumni through shared experiences. As a school we also like to say we have a "tradition of being innovative." Many more recent signature learning programs are quickly becoming our newest traditions for the next generations of students.

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.