The PreK to Eighth Grade difference

You only get one chance to build a solid educational foundation, and it happens in the earliest years. Learn more about the Aspen Country Day journey. 

Spectacular new campus

What a place to learn and grow! Limited openings. Inquire today.

Arts at the heart

Fostering creativity through music, drama, and art. Read more.


Project-based learning

A part of every child's experience at Aspen Country Day School. Read more.

The way school should be

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

Learning. It's personal.

Inquire today. We know what works in education for PreK through Eighth Grade.

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.

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
Learning to read can seem a mysterious process -- part science, part magic. Kindergarten teacher Shelley Gill-Meisler shares thoughts on how it all comes together and the importance of reading aloud to your child every day.
About traditions at school: Blue Green Day, three field games each year that combine fun competition with cross-grade teams. Dear to the heart of Country Day students and graduates everywhere.
When it comes to a public health threat like vaping, it pays to be prepared. Students need solid information and practice with their "refusal skills," and parents need awareness and strategies for prevention. ACDS provided both in a series of sessions with Eighth Graders and adults this winter. Included: some useful resources for parents.
Three ACDS Eighth Graders participated in the Aspen Institute's Hurst Student Seminar, tackling essential questions such as "What constitutes just and unjust behavior?" and "What are human characteristics?" We hear from the students themselves about what they learned.
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
    • MonJan21 MLK Day, all-school day of service, school in session
    • TueJan22 Seventh Grade Outdoor Ed, ski touring, group 1, returning Friday
    • WedJan23 Meeting of the Board of Trustees
    • FriJan25 Middle School Ski Afternoon
    • MonJan28 Sixth Grade Parent Need-to-Know: Adolescent Changes, 2:25-3:10 pm Atrium
    • TueJan29 Seventh Grade Outdoor Ed, ski touring, group 2, returning Friday
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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