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WELCOME TO ACDS. At Almaden Country Day School, our unique balance of academic rigor, character development and the joy of childhood enables us to discover the gifts in every child. We offer a safe, welcoming, and joyful school featuring 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.

Message From The Head of SchoolMission & Philosophy

Early Childhood Education

Elementary School

Middle School

The Learning Center

MEET OUR FACULTY ACDS is a fun, upbeat place to teach and learn; consequently our teachers enjoy long tenures at ACDS and our rate of faculty retention ranks among the best independent schools nationally.

Faculty Directory

Congratulations, Class of 2021! They will be attending public and private schools of their choice. Of our eighth graders who apply to private high schools, our 10-year acceptance rate is 97%.

  • Archbishop Mitty High School
  • Athenian School
  • Bellarmine College Preparatory
  • Harker School
  • Menlo School
  • Notre Dame High School
  • Oakwood School
  • Presentation High School
  • Saint Francis High School
  • Stevenson School
  • Valley Christian High School


10am-12:30pm - Enrollment Open House
6-9pm - Postponed - Bingo Night
7-9pm - Middle School Information Night/Alumni Forum
3:15-4:15pm - Little Cougars Hockey/Futsal Clinic for Grades 1-4