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85 Country Day Way
Aspen, CO 81611


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In a welcoming community, on a spectacular mountain campus, children are challenged and inspired by talented teachers. The mountain ideal of vitality in mind, body, and spirit is at the heart of the program, which balances rigorous academics, creative arts, and outdoor adventure. Children become critical thinkers ready for a lifetime of learning, and a rich arts program fuels creativity. On two outdoor expeditions each year starting in Kindergarten, children become campers, bikers, hikers, skiers, climbers, and paddlers. They grow up with a strong sense of place and a wholesome sense of self.

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PK, K-8
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Student Diversity
  • White
  • African American
  • Asian
  • Multiracial
  • Hispanic
  • Native American
  • Pacific Islander


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    Aspen Country Day School Reviews

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    I am a fifth grader at Aspen Country Day School. I joined the school in fifth grade the people there were amazing and welcoming my teachers helped me fit right in. Same with everybody else on campus. Thank You Aspen Country Day School!
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    Our experience at Aspen Country Day School has been very positive. Our daughter loves her school and eagerly looks forward to attending every day. Even if she doesn't feel well, she still wants to go to school (we don't let her but it is telling that she'd still want to attend even when sick). We love the personal attention and care she receives. The school motto is "Known and Loved" and it is really true. Many of the teachers and administrators have been at the school for a long time. They truly know and love the students. Each child is nourished and encouraged to be his or her best. Character is very important in the school. Integrity, loyalty, hard work, grit, determination, kindness, volunteerism, etc. are reinforced every day. The school walks its talk. Teachers are responsive to parents, as are administrators. Yet, rules are rules and everyone lives by the same school rules. We love the curriculum of rigorous academics, arts and outdoor education. Children learn to think critically, and to love learning. Students complete the school ready to flourish at any high school, including top boarding schools around the country. Typically, half of each graduating class attend boarding schools and the other half attend local high schools. Those who choose boarding schools are accepted and thrive at many of the country's most prestigious boarding schools. We appreciate that ACDS prepares its students for the rigors of demanding prep schools and universities while simultaneously instilling the moral codes that are far more important to a successful life than test scores and a GPA. ACDS also enjoys one of the most beautiful campuses you could find anywhere in the world. We would recommend this school to anyone.
    I graduated from Aspen country day a few years ago, and thank god I did. The school touts itself for being a inclusive space with positivity for everyone, however, their "community" is nothing but fake. It's a very insular community that's hard to break into if you come late. For me, switching in for middle school was a nightmare. Cliques had already been well formed by the time I got there, and I struggled to make friends the entirety of middle school.

    Another problem is the obvious favoritism in the teachers. I noticed that the students who have been here since Pre K got privileges from teachers and it was tiring to see and feel constantly excluded.

    The academics are good. The Spanish department is very solid (however the head teacher has retired) and I left with very solid spanish skills. However, the school prides itself on things like their physics and chemistry classes, which were high stress and did not prepare me for future highschool classes (1/2)