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Address
85 Country Day Way
Aspen, CO 81611
Telephone
(970) 925-1909

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$28,550
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
34%
Average Financial Aid
$15,000
From Aspen Country Day School

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.

School Details

Grades
PK, K-8
Students
265
Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
National
17:1
Full-Time Teachers
39
Part-Time Teachers
8

Students

Students
265
Gender
  • Female
    50%
  • Male
    50%
Student Diversity
  • White
    97.7%
  • Multiracial
    1.1%
  • African American
    0.4%
  • Asian
    0.4%
  • Hispanic
    0.4%
  • Native American
    0%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$69,789
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,312
National
$949
Median Home Value
$552,900
National
$184,700

Aspen Country Day School Reviews

1 review
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.
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