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Ricks Center for Gifted Children

Ricks Center

This is where we belong!


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

Our missions is to empower intellectually gifted learners to thrive and achieve their full potential. We purposely uncover and tap into students' interest in order to spark and fuel the passion in their minds

We nurture both the intellect and the heart, opening new worlds for our student and preparing them to do more and go farther than they ever thought possible.

This is Ricksfinity!


We are excited to share our 2019-2020 calendar at a glance, more information to follow.

admissions update

We have limited spaces available for the 2019-2020 school year. Please contact the admissions office to learn more. 

We are currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year for Preschool - 8th grade.  Please visit our admissions page, call 303-871-3715 or email [email protected] for more information or to schedule a tour.  

the power of play

"Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play IS serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood." – Fred Rogers

Children possess a natural curiosity about the world around them. When children explore and play, they are following their natural instincts to feed that curiosity and make sense of the world around them. At Ricks, children are given space and time to focus on learning about our world through play. When children are free to pursue their own interests through play, they can gain knowledge and learn many skills.

In other words....

"Almost all creativity involves purposeful play." – Abraham Maslow

"Play is the beginning of knowledge." -George Dorsey

"Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity." -Kay Redfield Jamison

Our Early Childhood program is rooted in the best practices that come from play-based learning.

10 Things Every Parent Should Know About Play

Early Childhood play


In their own words

"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