Vertical Skills Academy is a unique, independent school dedicated to improving academic achievement for children in first through eighth grades with dyslexia and related language-based learning differences, with the primary goal of empowering students with skills to continue their academic growth and self-advocacy beyond their tenure at the academy.


Ways to give

As a private school, VSA partially relies on donors to help bring in new students and offer financial aid to those in need. Donations can be made by clicking the link below and all donations to VSA are tax-deductible charitable contributions.

Our fundraisers go directly to financial aid packages to help bring new students in to VSA. Please take a look at our News & Updates tab to see information for upcoming fundraisers!


VSA is always looking for volunteers! Volunteer activities include assistance on field trips, fundraisers, and more. Please follow the link below to apply to be a VSA volunteer. 

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When you log into Amazon through and choose Vertical Skills Academy as your charitable organization, Amazon will give 0.5% of the money from your purchase to VSA! We know that doesn’t seem like a lot, but it adds up. Every penny counts toward helping another dyslexic student get the supports they deserve! 

School Hours

M-F: 8:30am – 3pm
Weekends: Closed


32156 Castle Court, #201

Evergreen, CO 80439

Phone & Email

(303) 562-1900



What Parents are Saying

“When we came to VSA, our daughter was terrified of being called upon in school, nightly homework typically involved tears and despite the public school’s best efforts, she was falling behind. Since attending VSA for the last 2 years, her reading times have improved, along with her comprehension. More importantly, she is much less withdrawn, she has made many friends and is disappointed when she has to be late to school due to an appointment. The teachers are fully dedicated to each student and beloved by all of the children. We are so grateful we have had VSA as an option for our daughter.”

“We are brand new to VSA and after only 2 weeks my daughter is already much happier! It is unbelievable that 14 days of school can make such an impact. My daughter has already taught me new techniques she has learned for decoding words and can’t stop talking about science class. There are no fits before school because she does not want to go, even with a long commute in front of us, and she is happy and able to engage in fun activities with us after school. The teachers and staff are 100% committed to the success and happiness of their students. I wish I would have found VSA sooner!”                                                                                                    

“When I think about how to explain our experience at VSA my heart overflows with gratitude to a point that is almost hard to put into words. Our journey started when our son was in kindergarten and would come home crying almost daily that he wasn’t good enough. He was receiving accommodations through his school for Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia but it wasn’t enough. He spent ½ a day shadowing at VSA and came home a different kid. He was happy and felt that he belonged! For us, nurturing his heart was as important as nurturing his reading, writing and math skills. We have been at VSA for 4 years, grades 1 – 4, and the school has walked next to us with every new development in his learning and growth. VSA is building the whole person, not just a kid with reading and writing skills, to enable him to go back into a traditional school.”

Get In Touch

Location: 32156 Castle Court #201, Evergreen, CO 80439

Telephone: (303) 562-1900


School Hours: M-F: 8:30am – 3pm