Welcome to ACDS. Our safe, welcoming, and joyful school features small class sizes, enthusiastic and caring teachers, and a low-stress, high-opportunity learning environment. ACDS is a place where children grow into confident, curious, prepared learners who thrive in high school, college, and beyond. At Almaden Country Day School, we discover the gifts in every child.
S.T.E.M. activities in our science classes integrate science, technology, engineering, and math, challenging students with projects that enable collaboration, provide experience with the engineering design process, and encourage students to think like scientists. Learning to make a robot move, designing real-world inventions, or coding to make a 3D object, our S.T.E.M. lessons develop empirical, resilient, and curious students.
Singing on stage in our renowned drama program, playing on a team in a no-cut sport, or making blankets for pediatric cancer patients at Benioff Children's Hospital in our service leadership program, the ACDS curriculum nurtures creativity, teamwork, and ethics in our students across the grade levels.
Panning for gold in a pioneer reenactment, identifying invasive species at a nearby creek bed, and observing seals from a sea kayak -- learning at ACDS extends beyond the classroom with hands-on, minds-on experiences that bring lessons to life.
Parents gather at ACDS at morning carpool and linger on campus for hours; the entire school community gathers for the Fun Run, Food Truck Fridays, the Pumpkin Carving, the Mixer, and our annual ASSETS art exhibit and talent show; hundreds of parent volunteers staff these events and take roles supporting ACDS classrooms, intramural sports, drama productions, and more. At ACDS, our sense of community is our greatest strength.
Almaden Country Day School announces the opening of The Learning Center in the Fall of 2018 to serve students with language-based learning challenges.