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Big little buddies working on project
Big little buddies reading
Middle School girls working on laptops
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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 School

Early Childhood Education

Elementary School

Middle School

The Learning Center

By The Numbers


Families re-enrolling at ACDS each year


Electives offered in the Middle School


Students participating in after-school sports & clinics

11 yrs

Average teacher tenure


Books in our school library


Faculty with children who are ACDS alumni


Enrichment classes a fourth-grader experiences in a week

News & Events

Cougar Pride Week-Silly Socks
all day
Cougar Pride Week-Favorites Day
all day
3:30-4:30pm - MTG: Faculty Meetings
6:30-10pm - Board Meeting
RM #54 Flex Room
Cougar Pride Week-PJ Day
all day

Congratulations, Class of 2022! 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 98%.

  • Archbishop Mitty High School
  • Bellarmine College Preparatory
  • Harker School
  • Kehillah Jewish High School
  • Kirby School
  • Notre Dame High School
  • Oakwood School
  • Presentation High School
  • Saint Francis High School
  • Valley Christian High School
  • Woodside Priory School

Learn more about our amazing alumni community.