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 and 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
National Geo Bee: ACDS names new champ
Posted 01/29/2018 07:53PM

Oscar O. is Aspen Country Day School's new geography champ for 2018! Besting 9 other finalists in the January competition on campus, he's studying hard for the next round, which could take him to the state competition in Denver later this spring. Seen here, previous two-time winner Alex J. congratulates Oscar (right) on his win. 

Each year, all Fourth through Eighth Grade students at ACDS participate in the National Geographic Bee. This competition, organized by the National Geographic Society, is designed to inspire and reward students' curiosity about the world. More than 10,000 schools across the United States are competing in the 2018 National Geographic Bee.

Here is the list of finalists who vied for the ACDS title:

Fourth Grade - Avery S. and Brighton J. 

Fifth Grade - Oscar O. and Carter G. 

Sixth Grade - Lucas J. and Ben C.

Seventh Grade - Alex J. and Tanner B. 

Eighth Grade - Maia D. and Brenon R. 


How would you fare in the National Geographic Bee? Here are a few sample questions:

  • Thomas Jefferson's home, Monticello, is located near the Blue Ridge Mountains in what state?
  • Pamlico Sound borders Cape Hatteras National Seashore in which state?
  • Which Great Lake is farthest north?
  • The southernmost national capital in the world is located in a powerful earthquake zone on North Island in New Zealand. Name this city.
  • After 1960, the Brazilian government encouraged migration into the country's sparsely populated interior in conjunction with the creation of what new capital city?


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