About us

About

Denver Academy of Torah is K-12 institution that educates the whole child emphasizing religious, social, and academic development.

Every day, we weave together inspiration from the ancient world to the contemporary, from the divine to the secular, developing students who are creative, knowledgeable, independent, and confident.

A Denver Academy of Torah education is devoted to exceptional academics, inspired Torah learning, fostering a love for Israel, as well as a commitment to the arts, athletics, and experiential learning. Our students thrive as individuals and have the tools to live a Torah-observant life, serve as community leaders, and become future innovators.

History

Created to fill a distinct need, DAT has grown and evolved to serve today’s students with both relevance and reverence. DAT was started by a determined group of parents looking to create a school focused on excellence in both Judaic and general studies, where students could develop strong bonds to the land and State of Israel, and be nurtured to develop into upstanding moral citizens who are productive members of society and play leadership roles in the Jewish community and beyond.

DAT began in a small building owned by a local synagogue in the area. The school began to attract families who were interested in the warm and nurturing environment, the focus on both general studies and a Judaic education, the Israeli flavor of the school, the exceptionally strong faculty, and the strong text-based Judaic education their children received.

In 1999, DAT moved into our current location on a gorgeous, nine-acre campus. Our school is thriving, growing, and looking toward the future with enthusiasm — and an incredible community of support.

Beginning in 2010, DAT entered into a relationship with Ekar Farm to develop the underutilized acreages adjacent to the school. DAT students have the unique opportunity to utilize Ekar Farm as an outdoor classroom space.

Also in 2010, in response to a strongly felt and articulated community need, DAT expanded its offerings with the opening of an off-campus high school. In January 2019, we officially opened the high school building so K-12 is now in one place — The Glassman Education Campus in Denver’s Lowry neighborhood.

Accredidation

DAT is a member Prizmah and the Association of Colorado Independent Schools (ACIS), which is affiliated with the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). Click here to learn more about why accreditation matters.  

Board of Trustees

Dr. Julie Lieber, President

Dr. Aryeh Fischer, Immediate Past President

Cheryl Miller, Vice President of Finance

Dr. Shira Fishman, Vice President of Development

Steve Hutt, Secretary

Dr. David Andorsky

Dr. Marc Avner

Craig Gardenswartz

George Gumbiner

Hirsch Neustein

Dr. Lauren Rascoff

Nahum Swinkin