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Ricks Center for Gifted Children

Message from the Director

Ann Sweet

Welcome from the Director

Thank you for visiting the Ricks website. I invite you to explore this site to learn about our school as well as our mission of providing a holistic, experiential education for gifted students. As the Director and proud parent of a Ricks student, I can think of no better place for children to develop as confident, innovative, and engaged learners.

We are a premier independent school for students in preschool through eighth grade, located in the heart of Denver, on the University of Denver campus. Ricks fosters self-assured learners who are engaged in their education and in the world around them. Our exemplary program allows for creative application of concepts and collaborative problem-solving, using hands-on learning to promote full immersion within the subject material. We balance conceptual understanding with skills acquisition, grounding learning in overarching themes. Ricks students are encouraged to develop their areas of passions through individual guidance. Our students love to learn, and joy is palpable in every classroom.

As a school closely associated with the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver, we offer unique programming opportunities. Our students have access to world-class facilities at DU including the Newman Center for Performing Arts, the Innovation Floor at the School of Engineering, and the Ritchie Center for Sports and Wellness. Our students and teachers are supported by experts in their fields and have opportunities to work alongside professors and researchers, as well as to participate in field work and studies.

Learn more to see if Ricks the right choice for your family. Connect with us on Facebook, give us a call, come visit us and learn more about how we inspire passion-driven learning, enrich our students' minds, and inspire their dreams.

Warm regards,

Anne Sweet
Director

anne.sweet@du.edu