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
Remarkable things happen every day at Aspen Country Day School, and most of them involve students and adults working together. It's especially heartwarming, though, when children come up with their own ideas and actually make them happen independently. That was the magic of Friday's "Evening of Entertainment." Reflections on how difficult -- yet important -- it is for grownups to let kids accomplish things in their own way.
Learning to be a critical thinker means asking essential questions, analyzing facts, and making your own arguments. All these skills and more are on display at the National History Day presentations from the Seventh Grade. Students from many grades as well as many visitors posed a few questions to help the young historians hone their presentations in advance of the regional competition in Grand Junction.
What's the deal with homework? Should parents be totally hands-off, hovering above, or somewhere in between? And what is the real goal of after-school assignments in Lower School, anyway? All about the philosophy and practice around homework at ACDS, with seven takeaways for a more peaceful, efficient approach.
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.
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
    • MonMar19 Spring break, week 1 of 2
    • MonMar26 Spring break, week 2 of 2
    • MonApr02 Classes resume after spring break
    • WedApr04 Third Grade Outdoor Ed, climbing
    • SatApr07 Blue Green Night: ACDS benefit party
    • TueApr10 All-School Play tickets go on sale at the Wheeler
People of Country Day


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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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