No child left inside

A leading Outdoor Education program builds bold, adventurous graduates. Find out how.

Joy matters

When children love to come to school, all things are possible. Find out why families choose Country Day.

The 5-star preschool 

The early childhood program at Aspen Country Day is the first in our region with the highest rating of five stars from Colorado Shines. Find out about PreKindergarten

Spectacular new campus

What a place to learn and grow! Limited openings. Schedule a visit today.

Arts at the heart

Fostering creativity through music, drama, and art. 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.

From here, anywhere.

A wide world of possibilities for high school at the Boarding School Fair, Saturday, Oct 19, 1-3 pm. See the schools here.

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
At Country Day, we believe that children learn best in a healthy, warm community. Class Meeting with Lower School Counselor Mary Stokes teaches children how to participate in and foster a positive social and emotional climate for stronger, more productive learning. What's it all about?
Quick: can you name the five ACDS core values? Almost any student can, and this year a Middle School "Core Values Crew" took on the task of describing what each value looks like in action. (PS: Character. Respect. Responsibility. Community. Perseverance.)
Learning is too big of an adventure to be confined to the four walls of a classroom. From encounters with real-world professionals like Aspen Times Editor David Krause to a sleepover at the Denver Zoo to water sampling on campus, Aardvarks explore the big world in many ways.
Theme-based learning is a time-tested approach to the educational program at ACDS, and here's a great example of how it works in Kindergarten as children connect the story of Johnny Appleseed to their writing, spelling, reading, and even geometry and data science.
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
    • TueOct22 Fourth Grade Outdoor Ed, mountain biking, returning Thursday
    • ThuOct24 Kids First teacher professional day; no school for PreK
    • FriOct25 Fall break, no school
    • FriNov01 Parent-Teacher Conferences, no school for students
    • MonNov04 Eighth Grade Washington, DC trip, returning Friday
    • WedNov20 Meeting of the Board of Trustees
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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