Begin Your Child's Journey With Ricks

Our admissions process is designed with the goal of being able to identify a match between Ricks and your child's individual needs. With an in-depth understanding of childhood giftedness, Ricks Center faculty and administrators utilize multiple forms of data for a holistic approach to a better understanding of your child's fit into our superior academic, extracurricular, and student support programs. Our admissions criteria reflect our dedication to inclusivity without regard for financial need, race, color, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity or ethnic background.

Admissions Process

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The best way to learn about Ricks Center is to see it in action. We are excited to welcome visitors to campus and will be offering both individual and small group tours, in person and virtually.

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Application Process

In order to be considered for admission, a prospective student's application must be completed and submitted along with the $75 application fee.

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Assessments are required for students applying for admission for Upper Primary (Grades 3rd & 4th) and Middle School (Grades 5th-8th).

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“My husband and I are DU grads, and I had a friend who said how amazing the experience at Ricks was for her son, so we decided to send our kids to Ricks for preschool. Their time in the early childhood wing was incredible. Then moving up to primary, we found a "family" in the staff, students and parents that enabled our kids to thrive. We keep asking the kids, "Do you want to look at other schools and they immediately say "no, I love Ricks". I can't wait to see what our experience in middle school will look like but if my kids had their choice, they would stay at Ricks/DU forever!   

-Marci, Ricks Center Parent 


Ricks Center tuition rates vary by program level.

We are committed to making our program affordable for qualified and deserving students from all backgrounds through need-based financial aid.

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