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This is where we belong!



We are excited to share that we plan to be back in the building at Ricks Center for school starting on August 19th.

Our first priority is to provide 165 days of in-person/in-classroom instruction.  In order to meet our goal of 165 days of in-person learning, we have created two different calendars. The first calendar is our traditional school day calendar and our second calendar incorporates flex days which can be used to provide extra instructional days for different levels of severity. If we are required by CDHPHE to close the school building, or we need to implement smaller class sizes, we may use the flex days to allow us time to get up and running.

Traditional professional development, conferences, and breaks may need to be converted into instructional days which are designated purple in the flex calendar. If students are required to learn from home, a four-day week will be implemented. Please note we have added five days to the beginning of the school year and may use up to ten days at the end of the year to help meet our instructional 165-day goal.


Ricks Center for Gifted Children is an innovative leader and model for gifted learning.

Ricks' mission is to empower intellectually gifted children to thrive and achieve their full potential. ​

​We purposefully uncover and tap into students' interests in order to spark and fuel the passion in their minds. ​

We nurture both the intellect and heart, opening new worlds for our students, and preparing them to do more and go further than they ever thought possible, both now and in the future.

This is Ricksfinity!

summer at ricks - starting June 22nd

Summer at Ricks

Hope - Inspiration- Laughter - Joy - Creativity...Summer at Ricks welcomes campers to join us for a summer filled with fun, magic, and exploration.

Summer at Ricks blends fun summer activities with rich learning experiences all while enjoying the benefits of the University of Denver Campus.  

Campers entering preschool to sixth grade will enjoy weekly themes and specialty camps ranging from Life Sized Games, Tiny Chef, Wild Wild West, Rocket Science, Play-Well Lego engineering camps, Cardboard Challenge, and more.

We are excited to announce our 2020 Summer at Ricks camp offerings!

Week-long camps: June 22–Aug 7,  8:30am–3:30pm*

*Extended day available

For more information email Maggie Wright or to click here to register. 

Admissions update

We are currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year for Preschool - 8th grade.

Please visit our admissions page or email for more information or to schedule a virtual tour.


"My favorite thing about Ricks Center is that you never have a day without doing something awesome."

 - Ella, age 8

"The teachers always find a way to get us interested and challenge us, so that we are always learning."

-Holden, Age 13

"They help me feel proud because they help me through the work that I need to do, and it just makes me feel proud of myself like I can do anything."

-Tilly, age 8