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.
Alumni Journeys: conservation watchdog
March 4, 2022
Being on the Green Team — is that what made Will Roush ’98 choose a career in the environmental movement? Maybe not directly, but this well-known leader of conservation efforts credits his Country Day experience with an early connection to the natural world.
Geo Bee returns!
March 4, 2022
A sense of where you are: developing students’ awareness of the wider world is an essential part of our mission to create responsible global citizens. In that spirit, we’re excited to announce the return of the popular Geography Bee this year!
A story of your own, from a Sixth Grade friend.
February 28, 2022
Sixth Graders learned about the classic story structure of the Hero’s Journey, then used it to write personalized tales for their friends in Kindergarten. Now you can listen to the podcast anytime you want to hear a good story!
February 11, 2022
How does a school adjust, and readjust, how it operates during a pandemic? A new Medical Advisory Team is helping Aspen Country Day School take on these questions.
Accreditation: quality assurance for schools
January 31, 2022
Independent schools establish their own curriculum, financial footing, policies, and culture. So how do you know they are fulfilling the promises they make to foster excellence in education? One answer: accreditation.
Introducing our new Middle School leader
January 21, 2022
With deep gratitude to Scott Hicks, who is serving as interim Middle School Head this year, we are excited to announce the appointment of Jamie Hozack, currently upper school director at Telluride Mountain School.
Alumni Journeys: solving crimes
January 14, 2022
When we heard that this alumna had rushed into a burning trailer to save a woman’s life, we had to get the whole story. Meet a detective, mother, and advocate for victims of crimes against children.
Alumni Journeys: startup life
January 7, 2022
Aspen Country Day School alumni go on to all corners of the world and all sorts of careers. Here’s one story of a journey from Castle Creek to Silicon Valley.
Middle School exams: how & why
December 1, 2021
The experience of preparing for and taking a final exam, or completing a culminating project or presentation, is valuable for MIddle Schoolers and one of the ways Aspen Country Day School prepares students for the journey ahead.
Gratitude in action
November 29, 2021
Each month has its own theme, and November is “gratitude.” Teachers work with children to deepen their understanding of life skills and attitudes that will help them contribute to the greater good when they become adults.