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ADMISSIONS

ADMISSIONS

Compositive Primary is accepting applications on a rolling basis. Submit an inquiry to find out about openings for the 2022-23 school year.

Compositive Primary   is accepting applications for the 2022-23 school year on a rolling basis depending on availability. Call the school at 720-452-2522 to find out which grades still have openings for the 2022-23 school year.

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ADMISSIONS PROCEDURE

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ADMISSIONS PROCEDURE

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Fill out this form to begin the application process. Once your inquiry form is processed you will receive a notification from our online system, allowing you access to the application. Send an email to admissions@compositiveprimary.org if you have specific questions and would like us to contact you.

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Admissions open houses and campus tours are held each fall. We will also meet with families by appointment throughout the year. Please remember to bring a mask when visiting the building.

The open houses and tours are optional and not required for admission.

Open House/Tour Information:

School Tours Tuesdays at 9:30am, call 720-452-2522 to sign up

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Apply here. If you are interested in applying for the 2022-23 school year, please submit an inquiry form (see Step 1 of the Admissions Procedure). We will continue to accept applications for the 2022-23 school year based on availability.

The application fee is $50 and non-refundable. If you previously submitted an application for your child and are reapplying for the same child, please call the school at 720-452-2522 for an application fee waiver code.

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Complete the Child/Parent Visit step of the application process.

Classroom visits have been suspended due to Covid. In lieu of a visit, applicants for the ¾ classrooms must submit a video of their child following these guidelines:

-Use your phone to create a short video of your child actively engaged in a task or play. This might be playing with toys, playing with a sibling or friend, playing outside, helping around the house, etc.

-Parents should not be in the video.

-Videos must be two minutes or less.

-Edited videos will not be accepted.

-Send the video link to me at gsonnesyn@compositiveprimary.org

The final step of the application process for kinder……and third grades is to schedule a 30-minute virtual visit. Your child will meet with one of our teachers virtually for the first fifteen minutes and then the parent(s) or guardian(s) will meet with either the Director of Outreach or the Director of Inquiry and Instruction for fifteen minutes. Virtual visits take place on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:30. Please contact the school at 720-452-2522 to schedule. Virtual visits can be scheduled only after completing all other application requirements.

NEW STUDENT APPLICATIONS

Complete Applications for New Students 

We accept applications for children seeking admission to the following school year. We don’t keep a wait pool for years beyond the current application year. If you previously submitted an application for your child and are reapplying this year for the same child, please call the school at 720-452-2522 for an application fee waiver code.

Return Additional Forms

If your child is applying for kindergarten, first, second, or third grade, please request a confidential teacher recommendation from your child’s teacher (the form is available with the online application). For first, second, and third grade applicants, please submit a copy of your child’s school records. We also request tax documentation to determine each family’s tuition based on our flexible tuition model.

Attend a Child/Parent Visit

Complete the Child/Parent Visit step of the application process.

After completing all other steps of the application process, call the school at 720-452-2522 to schedule a classroom visit for Kindergarten through Grade 3 applicants. Families of three-year olds and four-year-olds simply submit a video of their child following these guidelines:

  • Using a phone, create a short video of your child actively engaged in a task or play. They might be playing with toys, playing with a sibling or friend, playing outside, helping around the house, etc.
  • Parents should not be in the video.
  • Keep videos to two minutes or less.
  • Videos should not be edited as we are looking for authenticity while still understanding the dynamics of children, particularly when they are being videoed.
  • Send the video link to admissions@compositiveprimary.org

Admission Decisions

The Admission Review Committee will review all completed application files and notify families about the admission decision by email and/or phone within two weeks of completing the application process.

Accepting Admission 

After a family has been extended an admission decision, families sign an enrollment contract and submit a 10% tuition deposit. This begins the orientation process as we prepare to welcome your child to Compositive Primary!

ROLLING
ADMISSIONS

Students may apply to Compositive Primary on a rolling basis throughout the year in the event space becomes available. 

Please contact us at admissions@compositiveprimary.org if interested.

SCHOOL
CALENDAR

2021/2022
2022/2023

IMPORTANT
DATES

New Student Applications

Complete Applications for New Students by 
We accept applications for children seeking admission to the following school year. We don’t keep a waitlist for years beyond the current application year. If you previously submitted an application for your child and are reapplying this year for the same child, please call the school at 720-452-2522 for an application fee waiver code.

Return Additional Forms 
If your child is applying for kindergarten, first, second, or third grade, please request a confidential teacher recommendation from your child’s teacher (the form is available with the online application). For first, second, and third grade applicants, please submit a copy of your child’s school records. We also request tax documentation to determine each family’s tuition based on our flexible tuition model.

Attend a Child/Parent Visit

Complete the Child/Parent Visit step of the application process.

Classroom visits have been suspended due to Covid. In lieu of a visit, applicants for the ¾ classrooms must submit a video of their child following these guidelines:Use your phone to create a short video of your child actively engaged in a task or play. This might be playing with toys, playing with a sibling or friend, playing outside, helping around the house, etc.

  • Parents should not be in the video.
  • Videos must be two minutes or less.
  • Edited videos will not be accepted.
  • Send the video link to me at gsonnesyn@compositiveprimary.org

The final step of the application process for kindergarten, first, second and third grades is to schedule a 30-minute virtual visit. Your child will meet with one of our teachers virtually for the first fifteen minutes and then the parent(s) or guardian(s) will meet with either the Director of Outreach or the Director of Inquiry and Instruction for fifteen minutes. Virtual visits take place on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:30. Please contact the school at 720-452-2522 to schedule. Virtual visits can be scheduled only after completing all other application requirements.

Receive Admission Decision on 
March 3, 2022

In February, the admissions committee will review all completed application files received by the relevant due dates. We will notify families about the admission decision by email and/or phone on March 3, 2022.

Let Compositive Primary Know by 
March 10, 2022

Each family whose child has been offered admission at Compositive Primary must sign the enrollment contract and return it along with a non-refundable deposit.

ROLLING
ADMISSIONS

Students may apply to Compositive Primary on a rolling basis throughout the year in the event space becomes available. 

Please contact us at admissions@compositiveprimary.org if interested.

SCHOOL

CALENDAR

2021/2022
2022/2023

Flexible Tuition Model

Compositive Primary does not receive funding from local or state governments. To offset educational expenses, we charge tuition for each student. However, tuition alone does not cover the full cost of educating each student. Gifts from parents and friends provide funding that supplements tuition and ensures Compositive’s financial strength.

Compositive Primary is committed to reflecting the diversity of the surrounding community. Our individualized tuition model allows us to partner with each family to establish a tuition level that reflects their family’s verified adjusted gross income and other important financial circumstances.

The maximum tuition for the 2022-2023 school is $19,900 and sibling discounts are offered. We recommend beginning the enrollment process early.

1. The process of determining tuition begins with the submission of the family’s financial information including tax documentation from the prior year.

2. All information provided will be kept confidential.

3. Families may opt to pay full tuition if they prefer not to share their financial information.

We recognize the financial investment in Compositive may be a significant expense for many families. Through payment plans, we work toward making Compositive accessible for many families in the community.

There are three interest-free payment plans from which to choose. All plans require a 10% non-refundable deposit with the enrollment agreement, which will be applied to the remaining payment(s) due.

Compositive tuition rates include books and all school supplies. Student meals and optional before and after care enrollment include supplemental fees. There is also a $50 non-refundable fee per family for our billing service with Tuition Management.

Compositive Primary is grateful to St. Elizabeth’s School for allowing us to replicate their sliding scale tuition model.

SCHOOL FEE

As a workplace-based school, Compositive does not receive funding from local or state governments. To offset educational expenses, we charge tuition for each student. However, tuition alone does not cover the full cost of educating each student. Gifts from parents and friends provide funding that supplements tuition and ensures Compositive’s financial strength.

Compositive Primary is committed to reflecting the diversity of the Anschutz Medical Campus and Fitzsimons Innovation Campus employees. Our individualized tuition model allows us to partner with each family to establish a tuition level that reflects their family’s verified adjusted gross income and other important financial circumstances.

The tuition for the 2022-2023 school year ranges from $2,040 to $19,900 and sibling discounts are offered. We recommend beginning the enrollment process in early November.

1. The process of determining tuition begins with the submission of the family’s financial information including tax documentation from the prior year.

2. All information you provide will be kept confidential.

3. Families may opt to pay full tuition if they prefer not to share their financial information.

We recognize the financial investment in Compositive may be a significant expense for many families. Through payment plans and need-based tuition, we work toward making Compositive accessible to all children whose families are a part of the Anschutz Medical Campus and Fitzsimons Innovation Campus communities.

There are three interest-free payment plans from which to choose. All plans require a 10% non-refundable deposit with the enrollment agreement, which will be applied to the remaining payment(s) due.

Compositive tuition rates include books and all school supplies. Student meals and optional before and after care enrollment are supplemental fees. There is also a $50 non-refundable fee per family for our billing service with SmartTuition.

Compositive Primary is grateful to the St. Elizabeth’s School for allowing us to replicate their sliding scale tuition model.

EXTENDED CARE

Morning care is offered 7:00-8:30am
for the following fee structure: 

5 days per week = $4000

4 days per week = $3450

3 days per week = $2800

2 days per week = $2050

Afternoon care is offered 3:30-6:30pm
for the following fee structure:

5 days per week = $6000

4 days per week = $5200

3 days per week = $4200

2 days per week = $3150

Students are enrolled in their selected extended care program (morning or afternoon or both) for the entire academic year. Enrollment in extended care requires an additional contract be generated and there are three interest-free fee payment plans from which to choose.

DEEP DIVES

Compositive Primary offers an extended-year calendar with programming during short breaks between our inquiries and over summer break. These programs are designed to deepen our students’ inquiries through investigation and play. Students may register for one week or multiple weeks, with optional extended care hours.

EXTENDED CARE

Morning care is offered 7:00-8:30am for the following fee structure: 

5 days per week = $4000

4 days per week = $3450

3 days per week = $2800

2 days per week = $2050

Afternoon care is offered 3:30-6:30pm for the following fee structure:

5 days per week = $6000

4 days per week = $5200

3 days per week = $4200

2 days per week = $3150

Students are enrolled in their selected extended care program (morning or afternoon or both) for the entire academic year. Enrollment in extended care requires an additional contract be generated and there are three interest-free fee payment plans from which to choose. All plans require a 10% non-refundable deposit with the enrollment agreement, which will be applied to the remaining payment(s) due.

DEEP DIVES

Compositive Primary offers an extended-year calendar with programming during short breaks between our inquiries and our shortened summer break. These programs are designed to deepen our students’ inquiries through investigation and play. Students may register for one week or multiple weeks, with optional extended care hours.

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 FAQs 

What tests are required for admissions?2019-04-05T15:52:48-06:00

We do not require cognitive testing. In addition to completing an application, parents and prospective students will participate in a tour and group or class visit during the admissions season. We request applicants for kindergarten and older to submit a teacher recommendation and school records.

When can I submit an application for my child?2019-04-05T15:51:12-06:00

Applications are accepted in the fall prior to the admissions school year. We do not accept applications any earlier on a waitlist basis.

How do we visit Compositive Primary?2019-10-03T10:58:38-06:00

We are excited to meet prospective families and students. Please refer to the open house and tour link on the admissions page of our website for our current visit schedule. You may also email us at admissions@compositiveprimary.org or call 720-452-2522 to schedule a visit or ask questions.

What is the purpose of submitting an inquiry form?2019-04-05T15:53:20-06:00

The inquiry form enables us to keep prospective applicant families informed of ongoing news and admissions events.

Are there fees in addition to tuition and the meal/snack fee?2021-10-28T14:05:17-06:00

No. All materials are provided in the classrooms so we do not request school supplies at the beginning of the year. There are optional fees charged to students who sign up for the extended-day and Deep Dive programs. Teachers may ask for voluntary supplies, such as used cardboard boxes, for special projects. 

What is the difference between a tour and an open house?2020-04-06T11:48:03-06:00

Tours allow you to see not only Compositive Primary’s building, but also the students and teachers in action during the school day. Open houses occur during the evening or weekend and involve a building tour with an administrator as well as the opportunity to view the classrooms and meet several teachers. Tours and open houses are optional steps in the admission process. We host a few open houses each fall, and tours are offered throughout the school year. 

Who is eligible to apply to Compositive Primary?2022-04-05T16:24:19-06:00

Everyone is welcome at Compositive Primary.

What are the multi-age groupings within a classroom?2019-10-03T10:49:00-06:00

There are two age three/four classrooms (50% of each age). The mixed age groupings will also occur in the kindergarten/first, second/third, and fourth/fifth grade classrooms.

Will the three and four-year-olds participate in full-day classes? Or will there be a half-day option?2019-01-08T15:21:57-07:00

We offer a customized full-day program for all of our students, regardless of their age.

How many students are in each class?2019-01-08T15:28:34-07:00

Three and four-year-old classrooms: 16 students

Kindergarten – fifth Grade: 18 students

How old must my child be to attend Compositive Primary? What is the age cut-off?2021-09-30T10:51:57-06:00

Our youngest students begin Compositive Primary at age three. Children must be age appropriate by September 1 for the classroom/grade to which they apply. For example, a child must turn age three by September 1, 2022 to apply for the 2022-2023 school year’s three-year-old classroom. 

Additional questions?

Please contact us anytime! You can reach the admission office at 720-452-2522 or admissions@compositiveprimary.org

Compositive’s Policy of Nondiscrimination

Compositive Primary welcomes all applicants for admission, valuing each as an individual possessed of inherent dignity and entitled to our respect. Compositive Primary does not discriminate in any of its programs, procedures, admissions, or practices on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, or any other protected classifications as defined by applicable law.

 FAQs 

What tests are required for admissions?2019-04-05T15:52:48-06:00

We do not require cognitive testing. In addition to completing an application, parents and prospective students will participate in a tour and group or class visit during the admissions season. We request applicants for kindergarten and older to submit a teacher recommendation and school records.

When can I submit an application for my child?2019-04-05T15:51:12-06:00

Applications are accepted in the fall prior to the admissions school year. We do not accept applications any earlier on a waitlist basis.

How do we visit Compositive Primary?2019-10-03T10:58:38-06:00

We are excited to meet prospective families and students. Please refer to the open house and tour link on the admissions page of our website for our current visit schedule. You may also email us at admissions@compositiveprimary.org or call 720-452-2522 to schedule a visit or ask questions.

What is the purpose of submitting an inquiry form?2019-04-05T15:53:20-06:00

The inquiry form enables us to keep prospective applicant families informed of ongoing news and admissions events.

Are there fees in addition to tuition and the meal/snack fee?2021-10-28T14:05:17-06:00

No. All materials are provided in the classrooms so we do not request school supplies at the beginning of the year. There are optional fees charged to students who sign up for the extended-day and Deep Dive programs. Teachers may ask for voluntary supplies, such as used cardboard boxes, for special projects. 

What is the difference between a tour and an open house?2020-04-06T11:48:03-06:00

Tours allow you to see not only Compositive Primary’s building, but also the students and teachers in action during the school day. Open houses occur during the evening or weekend and involve a building tour with an administrator as well as the opportunity to view the classrooms and meet several teachers. Tours and open houses are optional steps in the admission process. We host a few open houses each fall, and tours are offered throughout the school year. 

Who is eligible to apply to Compositive Primary?2022-04-05T16:24:19-06:00

Everyone is welcome at Compositive Primary.

What are the multi-age groupings within a classroom?2019-10-03T10:49:00-06:00

There are two age three/four classrooms (50% of each age). The mixed age groupings will also occur in the kindergarten/first, second/third, and fourth/fifth grade classrooms.

Will the three and four-year-olds participate in full-day classes? Or will there be a half-day option?2019-01-08T15:21:57-07:00

We offer a customized full-day program for all of our students, regardless of their age.

How many students are in each class?2019-01-08T15:28:34-07:00

Three and four-year-old classrooms: 16 students

Kindergarten – fifth Grade: 18 students

How old must my child be to attend Compositive Primary? What is the age cut-off?2021-09-30T10:51:57-06:00

Our youngest students begin Compositive Primary at age three. Children must be age appropriate by September 1 for the classroom/grade to which they apply. For example, a child must turn age three by September 1, 2022 to apply for the 2022-2023 school year’s three-year-old classroom. 

Additional questions?

Please contact us anytime! You can reach the admission office at 720-452-2522 or admissions@compositiveprimary.org

Compositive’s Policy of Nondiscrimination

Compositive Primary welcomes all applicants for admission, valuing each as an individual possessed of inherent dignity and entitled to our respect. Compositive Primary does not discriminate in any of its programs, procedures, admissions, or practices on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, or any other protected classifications as defined by applicable law.