No child left inside

A leading Outdoor Education program builds bold, adventurous graduates. Find out how.

Joy matters

When children love to come to school, all things are possible. Find out why families choose Country Day.

The 5-star preschool 

The early childhood program at Aspen Country Day is the first in our region with the highest rating of five stars from Colorado Shines. Find out about PreKindergarten

Spectacular new campus

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

Arts at the heart

Fostering creativity through music, drama, and art. 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.

From here, anywhere.

A wide world of possibilities for high school at the Boarding School Fair, Saturday, Oct 19, 1-3 pm. See the schools here.

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
At Aspen Country Day School, students are continually called upon to practice their courage. From Outdoor Ed adventures to the All School Play; from academic presentations to group projects to ski days, students are in situations all the time where they must step outside of their comfort zones and try something new. Head of Middle School Brenda Stockdale unpacks the value of courage.
For this school year, the annual school-wide theme is sustainability. So the choice of Earth Day, April 22, for our all-school day of service is a perfect match. Children will be spreading out all over the local community for a variety of projects.
"We all know the adage, 'Patience is a virtue,' meaning it's a morally excellent quality," writes Middle School Head Brenda Stockdale in her latest blog post. "So of course we all aspire to be patient people, right? Researchers claim patience is actually a skill that can be learned, and it needs to be nurtured and practiced daily."
Eighth Graders study US History, and each year they travel to Washington, DC for an up-close look at our democracy. It was a busy five days for this year's Eighth Grade, and their immersion in the culture and urban life of a great American city was a memorable week of learning. Here's their trip report.
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
    • MonFeb24 Middle School Preview for Fifth Grade Parents 5-7 pm, Home of Head of School
    • TueFeb25 First, Second, & Fifth Grades Ski Afternoon
    • WedFeb26 PreKindergarten Ski Morning 8:45-11:00 am
    • ThuFeb27 Kindergarten, Third, & Fourth Grades Ski Afternoon
    • FriFeb28 Middle School Ski Afternoon
    • MonMar02 All-School Assembly with Shining Stars Foundation 2:15 pm, Edlis Neeson
People of Country Day


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Aspen Country Day School
85 Country Day Way Aspen, Colorado 81611
Phone: 970.925.1909
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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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