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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.

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!

Admissions update

We are currently accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year for Preschool - 8th grade. 

For more information about the application process or to schedule a virtual tour, please visit our admissions page or email 

summer at ricks

Summer at Ricks logo

Summer at Ricks blends fun summer activities with rich learning experiences while enjoying the benefits of the DU campus.  

  • Preschool– Kindergarten camps will be play-based with a focus on learning and fun. Campers will enjoy themes including A Bug's Life, The Secret Life of Pets, Dig In, STEAM Adventure and much more.
  • 1st – 6th grade summer programming is centered around science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). Campers will enjoy themes including Inventor's Workshop, Art in Motion, Silly Science, Clue Camp, Chess Wizards, Coding w/ Kids, Play-Well Legos, and much more.

**Campers do not need to be Ricks Center students to participate in our Summer at Ricks camp programs. 

Who: Campers entering Preschool - 6th grade

When: June 7-August 6

For more information about Summer at Ricks, click here or contact Maggie Wright 

from the classroom...

Our PreK Blue Jays class wrapped up their ocean investigation. They created their own coral reef complete with kinetic sand and animals found in the coral reef.

As a science connection, they experimented with different objects to test whether they would sink or float. They made predictions about the objects and tested each one and documented the experiment by drawing the results. They also got to enjoy a special visitor, Pika the Hermit Crab.

PreK Ocean

faculty focus

We said goodbye a long time Ricks Center friend, Alice Collister.  We will remember her and her good will.  Thank you Alice for your lifetime support of Ricks!

Alice Colister and Norma


"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