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Choosing a high school

Finding the next Right Fit

The process of choosing a high school is exciting and, at times, overwhelming. It is not the name, nor the location, nor the reputation of the next school that matters – it is the “right fit.” This is a term you will hear again during the college process!  ACDS is committed to helping families find the best choice for each graduate.

Our graduates are ready for the high schools of their dreams -- their highest and best next step, whatever it may be. At Country Day, we encourage families to open their minds to all the possibilities. 

Secondary school placement counseling is offered to all Middle School students. Director of Outplacement Gretchen Cole works with each family to find the ideal match for each student. She is available at each step to provide counsel, explain the necessary forms and testing, and celebrate each student's choice. 

Country Day has been preparing students for high schools across the country and around the world for several generations, and schools know our program and reputation. Over the years, we have built strong relationships with the representatives of boarding and day schools nationwide, and our annual Boarding School Fair has strengthened awareness of ACDS. Schools often remark that Country Day students are not only well prepared for the classroom but also bring confidence and competence to their dorms, teams, leadership positions, and friendships.

Resources for families & students
full of great information and resources

Boarding School search With reviews by real students

SSAT: Secondary School Admission Test: register for the standardized test required by most boarding and many independent day schools
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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