to our Fifth Graders, winners of the 2015 Winternational community art contest. More news.

No child left inside

Country Day students make a deep connection to nature on campus and farther afield. See more

A solid academic foundation

A balance of nurture + rigor fosters confident, independent learners. Explore our program grade by grade.

What we treasure at ACDS

Character. Respect. Responsibility. Community. Perseverance.

Become your best

Graduates excel at their next schools, whether public or private, boarding or day, nearby or far away. 

The way school should be

Authentic learning with skilled, caring teachers to guide the journey. Meet the people of Country Day.

Aspen Country Day School

a personal approach to excellence in academics, arts, and outdoor education for PreKindergarten through Eighth Grade

On the Journey View All News
What are you thankful for? ACDS students tell all. Some of the answers may surprise you.
Student Leadership message, movie nights, spirit days, coat drive, Spanish Circus, mindfulness, Holiday baskets, Girls on the Run, Lego Robotics, Annual Fund, Alum events, school pictures, Holiday Sing plans
Lessons in mindfulness from the sages of the Second Grade: "brain breaks are really important" and more.
An artist to watch: alumnus Tony Prikryl '97, whose works inspired by our natural environment speak to the wonder and beauty of our hometown landscape... and are just plain cool.
The Power of Three


Strong, solid foundation: children become critical thinkers prepared for a lifetime of purposeful learning.



Commitment to creativity: the arts, an essential part of school life, foster the growing imagination.



Reslience & grit: children grow up at home in nature, building self-confidence and a sense of community.


Coming Soon View All Events
    • MonNov30 School resumes after Thanksgiving break
    • ThuDec03 Listening session: strategic planning for all 6:00 PM to 7:30 PMRoaring Fork Club library
    • FriDec04 Movie Night: Lower School 3:30 PM to 5:30 PMLower School Commons
    • MonDec07 Fifth Grade: Lower School Shakespeare Festival 11:00 AMEdlis-Neeson drama hall
    • MonDec07 First Grade: Lower School Shakespeare Festival 1:00 PM
People of Country Day


meet the team


parents ACDS

Aspen Country Day School
85 Country Day Way Aspen, Colorado 81611
Phone: 970.925.1909
Time to consider ACDS

Our PreK to Eighth Grade school in the mountains of Colorado

The Way School Should Be

With a balance of nurture and rigor, children become their best

The Power of Three

Rigorous academics, creative arts, outdoor education

A welcoming community

Our motto, de amicitia: in the spirit of friendship

Out into the wide world

Alums carry the Aardvark spirit far and wide

A culture of generosity

Many ways to help make Country Day's future even brighter

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