Colorado Parent Directory

The Gardner School


5580 S. Park Place
Greenwood Village, CO 80111


1000 N Colorado Blvd
Denver, CO 80220


Founded in 2004, The Gardner School is an academically-focused preschool for ages 6 weeks through 5 years old, with schools located in Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, Minnesota, Tennessee, and Virginia. Our research-based curriculum supports every
child’s emerging sense of self while encouraging intellectual growth, exploration, and socialization.

The Gardner School is proud to be a part of the Denver community and opened its first Denver campus, The Gardner School of DTC, in August 2021. With another location set to officially open its doors later this fall, The Gardner School at 9+CO has begun open enrollment for preschool students and is currently accepting applications.

“We’re excited to expand in the greater Denver area and welcome even more families to our classrooms with world-class educational programs,” said Tammy Robinson, Chief Operating Officer of The Gardner School.

The Gardner School believes each child should be provided with experiences that build self-esteem and confidence, which is essential for every single stage of child development. This approach ensures that each child’s learning experience at The Gardner School will provide them with the educational foundation for a bright future. The Gardner School offers a year-round early childhood education program in a stimulating and educationally engineered space that includes beautiful indoor and outdoor playscapes, state-of-the-art classrooms, a Kids’ Café and an enrichment studio, a S.T.E.A.M. lab, and a private nursing room.

Students and parents will feel at home from the moment they enter the doors at The Gardner School. Our learning atmosphere includes a careful blend of educational styles. Each day’s routine is centered around curriculum-based lessons, child-directed activities, and structured play. Friendships and social-emotional skills grow in the kind and safe environment we create for our students.

Each school is staffed by creative, highly qualified, and caring teachers. Our entire team is dedicated to providing our students with hands-on learning experiences that will last a lifetime. Teachers also build strong relationships with both students and their families, building connections through our parent communications app. Every day, you’ll see updates and photos of all the fun and engaging activities your child enjoyed that day.

Looking for ways your child can explore and build skills? The Gardner School also offers Camp Gardner, a S.T.E.A.M.-focused summer program. This 10-week program continues the school year’s academically focused lessons in a more relaxed summer camp environment. Children enjoy creative weekly themes, fun visitors from the community, and exciting outdoor activities.

The Gardner School partners with parents who want their children to be in a warm, nurturing environment that opens them to new experiences. Our schools are conveniently located in both DTC and 9+CO (coming soon!) communities. For more information or to schedule a tour of The Gardner School, please visit