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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. 

Expert guidance

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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two boys with a gratitude jar, Thanksgiving 2021

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.

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school buses on bridge in winter

Clean machine: new all-electric school bus hits the road

November 15, 2021

All aboard: The area’s first electric school bus hits the road thanks to a grant for Aspen Country Day School from the Regional Air Quality Council.

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Halloween fun

November 4, 2021

In a ski town with a quiet off season, Halloween becomes a big deal. And this year, with October 31 falling on a Sunday, there was plenty of time to

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ACDS in the Community: clothing pantry success

November 4, 2021

Parents rallied – spectacularly – for a fall clothing drive to donate warm-weather items to the Garfield County Family Resource Center in Rifle. Next up, a food drive!

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