The PreK to Eighth Grade difference

You only get one chance to build a solid educational foundation, and it happens in the earliest years. Learn more about the Aspen Country Day journey. 

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
Three ACDS Eighth Graders participated in the Aspen Institute's Hurst Student Seminar, tackling essential questions such as "What constitutes just and unjust behavior?" and "What are human characteristics?" We hear from the students themselves about what they learned.
A look at the music program year by year at Aspen Country Day School. A recent overhaul of the curriculum brings children even more ways to experience music, whether by playing an instrument, singing, listening, or composing.
One of the world's leading experts on Social-Emotional Learning is coming to campus for a three-day visit to observe the Aspen Country Day community and culture. Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl of the University of British Columbia will be at a parent coffee Tuesday, December 11 at 8 am, open to all.
Colorado youth have the nation's highest rate of using e-cigarettes and nicotine vaping devices, and while this is still largely a high school issue, it's never too early for parents to be aware. Here are valuable facts and tips shared by one of our fellow independent schools.
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
    • MonDec17 Middle School exams
    • TueDec18 Middle School exams
    • WedDec19 Middle School exams
    • ThuDec20 Middle School exams
    • FriDec21 Holiday Sing: 8:30 am dropoff, 9 am showtime
    • MonDec24 Winter break, week one of two
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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