Academics. Arts. Outdoors. Each of our programs is strong on its own, but the true value of an Aspen Country Day School education lies in the synergy of the three. The families that founded our school in 1969 drew inspiration from the Aspen Idea -- the philosophy that true balance comes from cultivating mind, body, and spirit in a place of natural beauty and inspiration. Today, we still believe the whole is more than the sum of the parts. A personal approach to excellence in the classroom, in the art studio or stage, and in the outdoors -- that's the Power of Three. That's the "special sauce." And that's why Country Day graduates are so well prepared for high school, college, and lives of meaning and purpose. Our teachers meet the children "where they are," give them a solid foundation for success, and guide them as they grow into confident, capable young people.