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Understanding the Admission Process


ISD schedules individual visits beginning September 15, 2014 on most weekdays in the morning or afternoon.  Please contact our front office or admission office to schedule your individual visit.  303.340.3647 Alternatively, you may attend one of our open houses, which are scheduled for Wednesday, October 8, 2014 and Wednesday, December 10, 2014 from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.  To attend an open house, please RSVP to


For the 2015-16 school year, ISD is still accepting applications for some middle school classes.  Please click here to download the application materials.

We will begin accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year on September 1, 2014 and complete application files must be submitted by December 19, 2014 to receive full consideration.

Parents who wish to enroll their children in grades 6-8 at ISD must submit the following to the school for consideration:

  • An application form
  • A parent questionnaire
  • A language profile and choice form
  • An applicant statement
  • Two teacher recommendation forms (English and math) for students applying to novice language sections, three for students applying to advanced language sections (immersion language, English and math),
  • A fulfilled request for student records,
  • A $150 application fee. Make checks payable to International School of Denver or ISD or call our front office where we can process credit cards (303.340.3647).

This information and the application fee may be delivered to the school’s front office or mailed to:

International School of Denver
Attention: Admissions
206 Red Cross Way
Denver, CO 80230

Selection Criteria

Admission to the Middle School is based on the following:

  • Level of parental interest in long-term enrollment in ISD
  • Student’s academic achievement as recorded in previous school transcripts
  • Recommendations from the student’s former teachers
  • Space availability

After an complete application is submitted and reviewed, ISD schedules a full-day shadow for prospective students.

Middle School Tuition and Fees for 2014-15

We strive to keep tuition costs low. ISD remains one of the most affordable private schools in the metro Denver region. Most of its funding comes from student tuition.

Middle School Tuition Rate for the 2015-16 academic year

Full-time students: $14,700

Tuition Payment Plans

With the enrollment contract, one month of the total tuition amount is due, along with the Work Bond Deposit, the Activity Fee and the Tuition Refund Insurance Premium, if applicable.

  • One Payment — The tuition deposit is deducted from the total tuition, and the balance is due by August 1 of each year or on the first day of the month in which the student begins attending ISD.
  • Monthly Payments — ISD breaks the annual tuition into nine equal payments, the first of which is due with the enrollment contract. The tuition deposit deducted from the total tuition is divided into equal payments based on the date the student begins at ISD. Tuition payments are due the first day of each month, commencing September 1 of each year and ending May 1 of each year (excluding February). Purchase of the Tuition Refund Insurance Plan is required if a monthly payment plan is selected.

Tuition Refund Insurance Plan

Tuition insurance is available at an additional charge of 2.5% of the tuition amount. Families opting for the monthly payment plan are required by the insurance provider to purchase Tuition Refund Insurance. Tuition insurance is optional for families who choose a one-time payment plan. Tuition insurance is due with the enrollment contract.

The plan is administered by A.W.G. Dewar, Inc. and more information is available at The plan is billed through ISD in July or the first day of the month in which the student starts at ISD.

The first sibling of a currently enrolled ISD student will receive a 10% discount on his or her tuition. Additional siblings will receive a 20% tuition discount.

Work Bond — $400 per family

ISD successfully keeps tuition rates low because it counts on parents to help defray the school’s costs. Each year, families are required to submit a $400 “Work Bond” deposit. If families complete 20 hours of service to the school during the academic year, the deposit rolls over to the next year. Twenty hours of service is easy for each family to achieve.

Activity Fee — $800 per student

This fee encompasses many of the individual costs incurred throughout the course of a school year — as well as each Middle School student’s iPad, which is an integral part of the curriculum. Charging a flat fee at the beginning of the school year simplifies our processes and covers the following items: all field trips, classroom events/school supplies, one yearbook per student, one yearbook ad per class, ISD Spirit Wear (which is required for special events and field trips).

Financial Assistance

The deadline for Financial Aid for the 2015-16 school year is February 27, 2015; for more information, contact Seth Winnerman, Director of Administration, at 303.340.3647 or  with any questions regarding financial assistance.

Each year, ISD’s’ Board of Directors designates a limited amount of financial assistance to be awarded to qualifying families whose children attend ISD full-time.  Priority for awards is given to families with children who have completed at least one full year at the school.

The maximum amount of assistance attainable per child is listed below:

Grade Level           Maximum Assistance
Kinder 1 and 2          30%
Kinder 3           40%
Grades 1-5           50%
Grades 6-8           100%

To find out more information about our financial assistance procedure and policy Download the Financial Assistance Procedure.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Federal, state and local equal opportunity laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, color and national and ethnic origin. The International School of Denver intends to follow all such equal opportunity laws in the administration of its admission, hiring, employment, and evaluation practices.

The guidelines contained in this policy express the International School of Denver’s intention to comply with federal, state and local civil rights laws. The International School of Denver does not intend to create a contractual agreement through this policy, independent of its intention to follow the applicable equal employment opportunity laws.