About: Partners: Denver

Denver Academic Partners

Partner Schools

  • St. Mary’s Academy

    St. Mary’s Academy

    St. Mary’s Academy is a Catholic, independent school located in Englewood, CO that offers a strong college preparatory program for students in grades K-12. St. Mary’s provides a co-ed program for students in grades K-8 and a high school program for girls. Founded in 1864 by the Sisters of Loretto, St. Mary’s Academy is built upon the Loretto School Values of faith, community, justice and respect.

    As Challenge’s first partner school, Challenge students began attending St. Mary’s Academy in the fall of 1998. Approximately 40 Challenge Scholars attend St. Mary’s Academy currently. Challenge’s offices are housed at St. Mary’s Academy, and the school also provides facilities to operate our summer program for students.

  • Colorado Academy

    Colorado Academy

    Colorado Academy, located in southwest Denver, is an independent college preparatory school for students in grades K-12. Its mission is to provide a dynamic Liberal Arts and Sciences program that challenges students ethically, academically, artistically, and athletically.

    Challenge has been sending students to Colorado Academy since 2005. Approximately 12 Challenge students attend Colorado Academy currently. Challenge Advisors hold frequent office hours at CA, and are in close contact with students on campus.

  • St. Anne’s Episcopal School

    St. Anne’s Episcopal School

    St. Anne’s is a small independent school for students in Pre-K through 8th grade. What now exists as St. Anne’s Episcopal School used to be a convalescent home for children run by the Orders of the Sisters of St. Anne. The present school was started in 1950, adding grades over the years until the school was incorporated in 1967. The school’s mission is to educate minds, enrich hearts, and expand horizons.

    Challenge began sending students to St. Anne’s in 2009, and currently has six students enrolled at the school. Challenge Advisors spend time every week at St. Anne’s, and stay in close contact with every Challenge student. Upon graduation from St. Anne’s, students move on to another partner or collaborative school within Challenge’s network.

  • Kent Denver School

    Kent Denver School

    Kent Denver School, located in Englewood, CO, is an independent, co-ed school for students in grades 6-12. Excellence in scholarship and character is the goal of a Kent Denver education. We seek to build a caring, diverse community of responsible citizens. To that end, the school provides a challenging college preparatory curriculum and sets high ethical standards.

    Kent Denver is proud to currently have three Challenge Foundation students enrolled.

Additional School Affiliates

  • Regis Jesuit High School

    Regis Jesuit High School

    Regis Jesuit High School is a Jesuit college preparatory school located in Parker, CO. Regis provides single-gender education by operating as two separate and distinct divisions–the Boys Division and the Girls Division. Each has its own principal, administrative team, faculty, and staff.

Other Affiliates

  • SOS Outreach

    SOS Outreach

    Challenge works with SOS Outreach to help provide opportunities for outdoor education and skiing for our scholars.

  • Foundations Family Counseling

    Foundations Family Counseling

    We work closely with Foundations to help provide therapeutic counseling needs to students, when needed, as well as education for our mentors and families.

  • World Leadership School

    World Leadership School

    Challenge partners with WLS in developing curriculum and program for our annual international service learning trips.

  • Marni Myers Creative


    Marni Myers has been instrumental in helping The Challenge Foundation with all printed brochures and marketing materials. Please visit her website to learn more about her work.

  • Denver Test Prep

    Denver Test Prep

    Denver Test Prep provides ACT and SAT tutoring for Challenge Foundation students to help them succeed in the college admissions process.