From the School - Sponsored
Gifted children can be curious and easily bored, considerate and demanding, quick to understand and quick to judge, persistent and perfectionistic, independent and isolated. We aim to educate the whole child. We strive to provide a dynamic and challenging educational environment that anticipates and responds to the individual intellectual, social, emotional, physical, aesthetic, and cognitive needs of gifted children.
Located on the University of Denver campus, Ricks Center is a school, Preschool – 8th grade, dedicated to gifted learners.
• Flexible, differentiated curriculum designed around the whole child
• Active, engaged, hands on learning
• Designated time to pursue questions and interests
• Low student to teacher ratio
• Teachers who know, understand and care deeply about gifted education and each individual student
At Ricks, we believe:
LEARNING BEGINS AT THE EDGE
We push ourselves outside the comfort zone. We work through the struggles and never give up. We cherish moments of success – big or small – they all matter.
ENJOY THE JOURNEY
We are curious explorers, cherishing childhood joy. We have fun and laugh, but also allow ourselves to cry. We appreciate every bend in the road and discovery we make along the way.
MAKE YOUR MARK
We are innovators – eliminating boundaries and resolving challenges. We ask tough questions and bring new ideas. We leave a lasting impression, and make Ricks, and the world, a better place.
EMBRACE YOUR INNER QUIRKINESS
We believe the things that make us unique also make us interesting. We don’t conform or sacrifice individuality. We maintain open minds and hearts, encouraging everyone to be themselves, while respecting the uniqueness of others.
TOGETHER, WE ARE BETTER
We elevate one another’s thinking, talents and spirits. We make this a safe place to try and a safe place to fail. We lift one another up and are thankful to have found one another. Together, we are Ricks.
Flexible, Differentiated curriculum
Located on the DU campus