Tuition & fees

Invest in the journey

Many families consider Aspen Country Day School because they are seeking something more for their children:

  • a personal approach to education where children are known and loved
  • an exemplary program in academics, arts, and outdoor education
  • the best possible foundation for a life of purpose
  • a chance to thrive and to discover the joy of learning

For some families, the only obstacle is cost. We support a generous tuition assistance program that allows students from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds to be part of the ACDS community. Read more about need-based financial aid.

Tuition for the 2018-19 school year

Fees for the 2018-19 school year

For Kindergarten-Eighth Grade only; PreK tuition is all-inclusive, with no extra charge for lunch, bus service and all additional classes and activities at school.

Dining Hall FEE
$1,160 (Kindergarten to Fifth Grade)
$1,600 (Sixth to Eighth Grade)
All lunches at school are included. For Middle School, a robust mid-morning snack is also included. Every day at lunch, children choose from a wide variety of healthy choices for hot lunch (with vegetarian and gluten-free options), two choices of soup, and a well-stocked salad bar. Dessert is served on Fridays, and fresh fruit is offered daily. Our dining hall is operated by Sage Dining, known for high-quality food service to independent schools and colleges nationwide. For details:


The transportation fee covers school bus service throughout the Roaring Fork Valley and all field trips. For routes served, see


Covers program-related educational expenses including textbooks, other books used in class, Outdoor Education trip fees, annual charges for the All-School Play and ski days, local field trips, miscellaneous supplies, and more.


Aspen Country Day School uses TADS, a secure online system for families to pay tuition and fees. Families sign in to TADS to check balances, make payments, and to re-enroll in February for the coming academic year. A non-refundable enrollment deposit, which is applied to tuition, is due upon enrollment/re-enrollment. The balance (total of tuition and fees) is due in June. Payment plans (1, 2, or 10 installments) are available.

Affording Country Day


Aspen Country Day School's financial aid program enables many children in Kindergarten to Eighth Grade to enroll and benefit from the independent school experience.


Financial aid is need-based, and approximately 22 percent of students receive some aid. Families are asked to complete an application that verifies actual need based on a variety of information. The financial aid process is absolutely confidential. Dollars are awarded on a first-come-first-served basis; therefore, it is important to apply for financial aid in a timely manner. 

financial aid Q & A

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