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. 

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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Exploring possibilities at the Boarding School Fair

October 7, 2021

More than 40 independent high schools from across the country come to campus for the annual Boarding School Fair, offering students and parents a look at many interesting options.

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Testing, testing: introducing MAP Growth

October 6, 2021

What’s the “why” behind Aspen Country Day School’s new testing program, MAP Growth? Lower School Head Adam Hancock explains. Children will take these tests three times per year starting in the fall of 2021.

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Anne Sperry Connors bus

Alumni Journeys: traveling poet and writer

October 6, 2021

Poet and artist Anne Sperry ’76, traveling around the country in her converted school bus/tiny home, stopped by campus to lead poetry workshops and reminisce about the (very!) early days of our school.

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Alumni Journeys: an aspiring lawyer in climate/disaster relief

September 17, 2021

As part of a series of Alumni Journeys stories, catching up with graduates of Aspen Country Day School about their lives after Castle Creek.

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Aardvark traditions: Blue Green Day

June 17, 2021

Ask an ACDS student for a Blue Green Day memory, and you’ll hear about dressing up in team colors, going wild with green hairspray or painting faces with blue stripes.

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