Joy in the journey

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

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
Taxes, bank accounts, borrowing money, financial risk management, and financial responsibility -- those are big subjects, and the Fifth Graders eagerly tackled them in their recent program with Youth Entity, which provides personal financial literacy training to students in the Roaring Fork Valley.
A visit to the Pitkin County Senior Center warmed many hearts and resulted in some sweet new friendships. Fourth Graders delivered Valentine's Day greetings they made during the MLK Day of Service Learning back in January. See the video.
Why is it that when a student earns 95% on a math test, she has stronger feelings about the 5% she missed than the 95% she aced? It's because a phenomenon called "negativity bias" is at work. Middle School Head Brenda Stockdale tackles this subject that has everyday implications for students, parents, teachers.
Q: Advisory in MIddle School - what's it all about? A: Relationships. As students move out of the Lower School homeroom structure and into the Middle School grades, the personal approach of three-times-weekly Advisory provides a bridge between school and home.
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
    • TueFeb27 Ski for PE: Kindergarten to Second Grade
    • TueFeb27 Parent Coffee: The Single Most Important Thing: reading aloud 8:00 AM to 9:15 AM
    • WedFeb28 Fifth Grade skinning practice
    • WedFeb28 PreK ski morning 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • ThuMar01 Eighth Graders: AHS registration
    • ThuMar01 Ski for PE: Third to Fifth Grades
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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