Who we are

At any school, it's the teachers, students, parents, alumni, and staff who make the difference. Our school family grows each year, welcoming new friends in the tradition of our school motto: de amicitia - the spirit of friendship. Some current parents were once students here themselves. Some teachers have children who have graduated and come back to canoe on the ponds or chaperone Outdoor Education trips. The sense of family -- the sense of a "school home" that children develop here on this remarkable campus -- is part of why Country Day graduates seem so grounded and confident. We are all here to raise children who go on to lives of meaning and purpose. On these pages, meet some of the people who make a difference in the lives of our students -- and of the wider world -- every day. 

News of and from the People of Country Day
ACDS alumnae host benefit for Cambodian children
Posted 01/29/2018 07:32PM


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When Aspen Country Day School alumnae Molly and Sarah Scharlin (graduates of 2014) spent a year studying in Hong Kong, it was an opportunity to travel and see parts of the world they'd never imagined. Also problems they'd never imagined. Several times, they visited Cambodia with their class, volunteering at a child rescue center. "We fell in love with the kids, and have continued to go back and work with them," Molly says. 

Upon their return to Aspen, the twin sisters started a club at Aspen High School, telling their friends about the needs they had seen and galvanizing support for the center. Says Molly, "We not only want to continue our relationship with them, but we also want to introduce them to kids from our school."

Thus the Aspen High School Cambodian Child Rescue Center Club was launched. Additional ACDS alumnae who are members: Taylor Reed '14 and Delaney Sinko '14. All four girls are seniors now, and they warmly invite all Aspen Country Day graduates, parents, and students to "Family Movie Night" February 9 at 5:30 pm at the District Theater. They're showing the classic Back to the Future. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students. All proceeds go to benefit children in Cambodia. Hope to see you there!


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