Facts & stats

Students: 261 in 2018-19
Grades: PreK Three to Eighth Grade
Faculty & staff:  65
Opened: September 8, 1970
Students receiving need-based financial aid: 22 percent
Campus: 22 acres
Accredited: Association of Colorado Independent Schools
Member: National Association of Independent Schools
Campus partner: Aspen Music Festival & School
Complete campus redevelopment finished: October 2018
Students residing in Aspen School District: 58%
Students residing in RE1 School District: 42%

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What, if anything, connects our school to other "country day schools" around the United States? A look at the movement and tradition behind these most American of independent schools.
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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