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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. 

Aardvark political engagement: death penalty project

March 6, 2020

After reading Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird and studying the civil rights movement, Eighth Grade students developed strong views on the topic of racial discrimination in the justice system.

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To be or not to be: “No-Fear Shakespeare”

November 6, 2019

The Lower School Shakespeare Festival is a favorite tradition at Aspen Country Day School. Four days of performances bring the Bard’s classics to life as children create their own new

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Class Meeting: building relationship skills

October 14, 2019

Parents, you have likely heard from your children about “class meeting with Mary.” What is it?  Class Meeting is a longstanding feature of the social-emotional learning curriculum at ACDS. Lower

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An apple a day keeps… Kindergarten learning

October 10, 2019

John Chapman, a.k.a. Johnny Appleseed, was one of our country’s earliest conservationists and the man responsible for making apple trees plentiful in the United States. Kindergarteners spent a week focusing

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“Feelings Week” in PreKindergarten: social-emotional literacy

October 5, 2019

A recent PreK Three newsletter gives a peek into what life is like for the youngest students at Country Day. Focusing on a theme for each week gives children time

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Hands-on community service in Fifth Grade

September 24, 2019

In an example of ACDS students and their enthusiasm for community service — especially the outdoor kind — Fifth Graders took ecological matters into their own hands — literally —

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Video: Mission possible: Third Graders engineer space exploration projects

April 22, 2019

Third Graders, in a new project-based learning unit led by Lower School Science teacher Lise Sansom, recently put their design-thinking skills to use for some space engineering. In a Third

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They’ll leave the light on for you: Fourth Grade science project

April 16, 2019

As part of their unit on electricity, Fourth Grade science students created a city block of tiny houses, then created the circuits to light a front porch light on each

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Close Social-Emotional Learning at ACDS: update and FAQs

February 19, 2019

Parents all over the world seek a safe educational environment for their children — one that extends beyond physical safety to the social-emotional lives of children. Aspen Country Day School

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Wisdom from the late Charles Hemenway, former Head of School

November 8, 2016

The early years of Aspen Country Day School The first Aspen Country Day School students arrived on campus in September of 1970. Prior to their arrival the school’s faculty all

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