About Us

From the Head of School

Greetings! It is my pleasure to welcome you to Denver Academy. I am so proud to lead such a wonderful school and to witness first-hand the transformative power of our educational program.

Denver Academy is a co-educational, independent day school serving a bright, diverse group of learners in grades 2 through 12. We enjoy a national reputation for being innovative leaders in the field of education. The foundation of our program is built on individuals—our amazing faculty and staff—who are caring, committed, and professional. By recognizing, understanding, and honoring the individuality of each of our students, we are able to differentiate instruction and create an environment that allows each student to learn and realize their potential.

Our teachers use a variety of formal and informal assessments—starting at the admissions stage and continuing through a student’s years at DA—to guide their instruction and meet each student’s needs. This is done in an environment that demands high accountability, yet provides high levels of support to ensure student success. For more than 50 years, the DA model has helped transform lives and empower young people.

Whether you are a first-time visitor, a current parent, an alumnus or just looking to learn more about DA, I hope you find our website to be a useful tool. After you have viewed our site, I invite you to contact our Enrollment Department for more information and to schedule a tour or attend an Open House. Once you see us in action and visit our beautiful 21-acre campus, I'm sure you will understand what makes Denver Academy such an amazing place!

Head of School Mark Twarogowski

Mark Twarogowski, Head of School

Remember that teacher who made a difference in your life? We have 70 of them!"

More About Mark Twarogowski

Mr. Twarogowski has held almost every faculty position in his more than 35 years at Denver Academy. He has taught all age levels, coached many sports, and mentored dozens of teachers. Prior to his headship, he served as Denver Academy's director of education, overseeing curriculum policies and all professional development for faculty. Mr. Twarogowski works closely with his assistant, Rebecca Musil.

Mr. Twarogowski earned his undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Colorado, Denver, and holds a master’s degree in education from the University of Denver.

DA Community Statement

At Denver Academy, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) are the foundations of our educational community. Our commitment to these values is ingrained in our decision-making, actions, curriculum, and mission. Fostering well-being through DEIB principles is an integral part of our school culture. Denver Academy values the mental, social, and emotional health of our community and recognizes that nurturing a sense of belonging takes effort and commitment. We pledge that we will continue to maintain a growth mindset with the goal of overcoming barriers and biases. All are welcome at Denver Academy. We ask that all members of our community - students, caregivers, faculty, staff, and visitors - commit to treating each other with respect and kindness. An inclusive environment thrives when all voices, regardless of background, belief, and ability, are acknowledged and valued. Together, we can create a community that inspires all students to reach their full potential in an accepting and safe environment.