Mission Statement

Aspen Country Day School, through its commitment to rigorous academics, creative arts, and outdoor education, ignites curiosity, confidence, and critical thinking. In an inspiring mountain setting, our nurturing community encourages students to strive for individual excellence and instills in them a lifelong love of learning, sense of purpose, and responsible citizenship.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

At Aspen Country Day School, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to the fulfillment of our school’s mission, to the achievement of educational excellence, and to the creation of a better world. We are committed to building a community that welcomes diversity of many kinds including race, gender, family structure, ethnicity, learning style, religion, sexual orientation, and economic background. We strive to create an inclusive community where all people are treated with respect and dignity. Aspen Country Day School is a place where multiple perspectives and experiences are encouraged both inside and outside the classroom, and where students from all cultures and backgrounds can succeed.

Core Values







Portrait of a graduate

  • critical thinker and problem solver
  • effective independent learner who also collaborates effectively with peers
  • self-confident and self-aware; curious and resourceful
  • able to recognize and strive to fulfill his or her potential
  • responsible citizen who contributes positively to his or her community
  • applies global awareness to decisions and actions; environmentally conscientious
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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