Stories Archives - Aspen Country Day School

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. 

Summer programs far & wide

April 9, 2024

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.

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Pitkin County Sheriff's deputy Dru Lucchesi chats with some preschool children in his role as school resource officer at Aspen Country Day School

Meet our School Resource Officer

February 1, 2024

Aspen Country Day School is fortunate to have a member of the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office here on campus to help keep everyone safe. Meet School Resource Officer Dru Lucchesi here!

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ACDS Middle School rocks new band program

December 11, 2023

The new ACDS Middle School music program looks to music as a way of building community.

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Nostalgia on Wheels

November 17, 2023

Riding the ACDS bus to school is a journey that transcends physical distance by creating a collaborative experience binding a diverse group of individuals into a close-knit community.

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Sixth Grade Humanities asks and answers essential questions

October 17, 2023

The Sixth Grade Humanities curriculum at Aspen Country Day School is carefully designed to cultivate critical thinking and literacy skills in students while immersing them in the tapestry of world history.

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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.

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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.

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100 days brighter

February 28, 2023

Lower School students celebrate being 100 times smarter on the 100th day of school.

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Outdoor Ed Dispatch

February 17, 2023

Middle School hut trips are the capstone winter experiences in the ACDS Outdoor Education program.

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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.”

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