The 5-star preschool 

The acclaimed early childhood program at Aspen Country Day is the only one in our region with the highest rating of five stars from Colorado Shines. Learn more about PreKindergarten

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
Inquiring minds want to know what this year's All-School Play (April 26 & 27 at the Wheeler) is all about. Eighth Graders collaborate to create the scenes and the script, and here they are to reveal this year's concept.
Scenes from Kindergarten, a landmark step on the Aspen Country Day School journey. Days full of academic challenges, friendships, stories, and guidance to help children become joyful, independent, engaged learners.
What is mindfulness all about at Country Day? Does the school still use the MindUP curriculum? What else is new in the world of social-emotional learning? As ACDS renews its longstanding commitment to the wellbeing of students, here are some interesting answers to your questions about the student experience.
A thoughtful story about early childhood education and the Aspen Community Foundation's efforts to increase its availability, accessibility, and quality in the Roaring Fork Valley. As this op-ed notes, ACDS is one of only three childcare providers in the valley to hold the five-star rating from Colorado Shines, and the only preschool program with that rating in our region.
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
    • MonMar25 Spring break, week two of two
    • MonApr01 Second Grade Outdoor Ed Parent Meeting, 2:25 pm Dining Hall
    • WedApr03 Second Grade Outdoor Ed, bouldering, returning Friday
    • SatApr06 Blue Green Night: ACDS benefit party
    • MonApr08 Seventh Grade Human Body Fair, 8:15 am Middle School Atrium
    • MonApr08 Sixth Grade Outdoor Ed Parent Meeting, 2:25 pm Middle School Atrium
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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