Thank you for your interest in becoming a Colorado Rocky Mountain School student. We are so excited to get to know you through this process.
Applications completed after the February 1st deadline will be considered on a rolling basis, subject to space availability.
There are three application options from which applicants can choose:
Whichever application you choose, you will need to create an online account. An application fee of $75 ($125 for international applicants) is required at the time of submission.
The campus is currently open for in-person tours. If you are unable to travel to campus, we are happy to arrange a virtual campus tour presentation with one of our student ambassadors by request. Additionally, all active applicants will have a one-on-one interview with a member of the Admission Team. The interview will last approximately 20-30 minutes. We also request that parents/guardians be available for a 20-30 minute meeting as well.
Students are asked to complete a series of short answer questions as well as one longer essay. Parents are requested to complete a questionnaire as well. Both questionnaires are available in the application portal.
Students are asked to submit three recommendations from a current English teacher, math teacher, and guidance counselor/principal. Supplemental recommendations can also be sent and will be included in the student's file. All of the requests can be made electronically through the application portal.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to connect with teachers in person about the request for a recommendation in advance of sending the form electronically. Completing a recommendation form is generally outside the scope of a teacher's primary responsibilities and the courtesy of a personal request prior to sending the recommendation form and a gesture of gratitude after they have completed the form is certainly appropriate.
Applicants should request an official transcript from their current school and submit it to the CRMS Admission Office. For students applying to 9th grade, only an 8th-grade transcript is required. Applicants for 10th-12th grades should provide a complete transcript for all high school years completed.
Submission of standardized test scores is optional for the 2022-23 application year. This policy allows applicants to decide if their test score accurately reflects their academic ability and potential. For applicants electing to submit scores, they will be reviewed along with other indicators of academic ability. Applicants declining to submit scores will not be negatively impacted in the process. For test information, dates, and locations please visit www.ssat.org. The school code for CRMS is 2506. (Please contact the office directly if you would like to request a fee waiver.)
Character and personal growth are an integral part of a CRMS education, as such all applicants are strongly recommended to take the Character Skills Snapshot here which provides us with richer holistic information about you.
International applicants are welcome to also submit a TOEFL score, but this is optional as well. (Learn more about the international student program and application process here.)