Application Information



Please visit the Admissions Process section to download the application materials for the 2016-2017 school year. Complete the necessary forms and submit along with the $75 application fee. 

Formal Assessment Testing

Formal assessment at Ricks Center is required for students applying for Kindergarten and older. Ricks Center for Gifted Children recommends that families seek formal assessment with educational specialists with specific training and experience working with gifted children.

Ricks Center does not formally endorse a specific tester, and appropriate testing from any educational psychologist will be accepted. The following individuals or centers below are licensed psychologists who have knowledge of Ricks Center and experience with gifted children:

Educational Counseling Services                      
Betsy Kutrumbos, PhD    
Jana Waters, PhD                                
90 Madison St., Suite 304
Denver, CO 80206
Sue M Hamm, PhD
3545 S. Tamarac St. Suite 330 
Denver, CO 80237
Nancy Winfrey, PhD
3433 W. 38th Avenue
Denver, CO 80211
Mark Suyeshi, PhD
6075 S. Quebec Street, Suite #203
Englewood, CO 80111
Professional Psychology Center
University of Denver
2460 South Vine Street
Denver, CO 80208
Lisa Binswanger Friedman, PsyD
950 S. Cherry St. #704 
Denver, CO 80246    
Gifted Development Center
8120 Sheridan Blvd. Suite C-111
Westminster, CO 80003-6146
Ous Badwan, Psy. D., M.F.T.
Birch Psychology
1839 York Street, Suite 130
Denver, CO 80206
Counseling Services Clinic
Katherine A. Ruffatto Building (Building 83 on campus map)
Room #140 (First floor)


1999 East Evans Avenue

Denver, CO 80208-1700

Dr. Andi Pusavat, Counseling Services Clinic Director


303-871-3910 Confidential fax 303-871-3230




Educational Services Clinic
Katherine A. Ruffatto Building (Building 83 on campus map)
Room #140 (First Floor)
1999 East Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208-1700
Dr. Ana Candelaria, Educational Services Clinic Director (Child, Family and School Psychology Program)
303-871-3910 Confidential fax  303-871-2838


Application deadlines are as follows:

  • Early Childhood                        February 5, 2016
  • Kindergarten                            January 29, 2016
  • Primary                                    January 29, 2016
  • Upper School                           January 29, 2016
  • Financial Aid Applications        February 12, 2016


Visit Ricks

Session Dates:

Early Childhood

October 8, November 5 and December 3 2015 and  January 7 and January 21 2016


          October 22 combo session) and November 12, 2015 and  January 14, 2016 (combo session)

Upper School

           October 22 (combo session) and November 19, 2015 and  January 14, 2016 (combo session)

(All sessions will begin at 9:30am)


Open House 

Thursday December, 2015 6:30-8:00pm


To attend, please RSVP at or call 303-871-3715