More ingredients in the "special sauce"

You will sometimes hear ACDS teachers, parents, alumni, and even students refer to the Country Day's "special sauce" -- the ingredients that combine to make our program and culture truly distinctive. Here are a few examples:

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Buddy Grades

In keeping with our "family school" culture, younger children have older buddies as guides, role models, and spirited fun.

Community Engagement

We challenge students -- in many ways -- to ask themselves, "What am I doing to help?"

Global learning partnerships

Ways that ACDS students discover a sense of purpose in the world beyond our small valley.


A robust mindfulness curriculum has brought tremendous benefits to ACDS students and the entire school community.

Physical Education

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Sister Cities program

Ski days

How many American schoolchildren get to ski for gym class? We take our PE program straight to the slopes.

Aspen Country Day School
85 Country Day Way Aspen, Colorado 81611
Phone: 970.925.1909
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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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