Stories from the Journey
The strength of our school community is built on the continued commitment of faculty, students, and families to support each other as they learn and grow. Here are stories of the people, places, and experiences that make up the Aspen Country Day School journey.
Class meetings as a thoughtful approach to guiding principles
May 12, 2023
Something routine yet remarkable happens once a week in every Aspen Country Day School homeroom from Kindergarten through Fifth Grade.
How the world works: Economics Fair 2023
March 14, 2023
No child bored or disengaged: that’s the promise of active, project-based learning at Aspen Country Day School. The economics unit in Second Grade gets kids fully invested (pun intended) in their learning.
100 days brighter
February 28, 2023
Lower School students celebrate being 100 times smarter on the 100th day of school.
Outdoor Ed Dispatch
February 17, 2023
Middle School hut trips are the capstone winter experiences in the ACDS Outdoor Education program.
Citizen science in Fifth Grade
January 25, 2023
Fifth Grade “citizen scientists” engage in authentic problem solving tasks on their way to becoming “global thinkers whose outlook is grounded in a sense of place and environmental responsibility.”
Summer programs far & wide
January 2, 2023
Interested in getting kids out into the big world this summer for new experiences beyond the Roaring Fork Valley? Here are some ideas from our friends at independent day and boarding schools and travel programs worldwide.
When (ACDS) graduates become the teachers
December 16, 2022
ACDS alumni Andrew Meisler, Melanie Doyle, and Allison Fifield returned to campus for the 2022-23 school year to the faculty that helped shape and elevate their own Lower and Middle School years.
Behind the scenes: Lower School Shakespeare Festival
December 14, 2022
Aspen Country Day School’s annual Lower School Shakespeare Festival gives students early practice in building empathy, understanding, and a powerful sense of community.
Across the journey: public speaking
December 13, 2022
Being an effective communicator requires strong listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, all of which are cornerstones of an Aspen Country Day School education.
‘Urban Outdoor Ed’: Eighth Grade in D.C.
November 10, 2022
Among the highlights of the Eighth Grade year at Aspen Country Day School is the fall class trip to Washington, D.C.