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
The annual Eighth Grade trip to Washington, DC, is full of more than sightseeing. It's a moveable classroom with lessons all along the way.
After a decade's hiatus, the Aardvark Review literary magazine returned in spring 2017 with contributions from every single student in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. A behind-the-scenes look at how students grow to become such strong writers at ACDS.
Insights: remarks from Middle School Head Brenda Stockdale at Parent Night, fall 2017.
Playdate by the Ponds is Saturday, September 16 from 10 am to 1 pm. Free and open to the public. Children will love a day of outdoor fun with lots to do and see. Hope to see you and your friends at the Playdate!
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
    • ThuOct19 Buddy Grades tree planting: Third & Sixth 12:30 PM to 3:00 PMIndependence Pass
    • MonOct23 Buddy Grades
    • MonOct23 Fifth Grade Outdoor Ed, mountain biking
    • TueOct24 Aspen High School Showcase 5:00 PM to 7:30 PMHines Seminar Room, Aspen Meadows
    • WedOct25 Kindergarten visits Rock Bottom Ranch 11:00 AM
    • ThuOct26 Kids First teacher professional day; no school for PreK
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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