The 5-star preschool 

The acclaimed early childhood program at Aspen Country Day is the first 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
Here are the high schools our 28 graduates of 2019 earned the opportunity to attend. Also listed,the colleges and universities that offered admission to our alumni of 2015 heading from high school to college.
Where does food come from, how does it get to our tables, and how do you actually milk a goat? Fifth Graders can answer these essential questions after their spring field trip to Paonia, a lively agricultural destination just across the Elk Mountains. See the photos and get some info about great places families can visit this spring, summer, or fall!
Head of Middle School Brenda Stockdale unveils the mysteries of Middle School for soon-to-be Sixth Graders, answering their questions and showing why MIddle School at Country Day is full of learning, adventures, friendships, and teachers who help them become their best.
The challenge: find a planet, research its conditions and challenges, plan a mission to investigate it, design and build a spacecraft, and report back on the findings. A new project in Third Grade teaches students important skills in problem solving, engineering, and making effective presentations. Check out their video!
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
    • TueSep17 Sixth Grade Parent Tech Meeting 2:15 pm, MS Atrium
    • WedSep18 Blue Green Fall Games
    • WedSep18 Meeting of the Board of Trustees
    • WedSep18 Parent Night for Middle School, 5-7 pm
    • ThuSep19 Third Grade Outdoor Ed, climbing, Mary Frances's class, returning Friday
    • FriSep20 Fifth Grade Service Learning Field Trip with Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers
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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