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Olaf Jorgenson Head of School

 

Special Message

Olaf Jorgenson

Since 1982, Almaden Country Day School has shaped confident, balanced, enthusiastic learners. Across four decades, our objectives as a school remain steady and robust: to challenge, stimulate, and care for every student, every day; to balance character development with academic rigor and joyful learning; and as our mission promises, to discover the gifts in every child. 

By every measure, from our academics to joyful student culture to our placement results in the area’s private high schools, we are succeeding; talk with an ACDS parent, and you’ll hear the stories firsthand. We’re determined to continue meeting these goals, and then some. 

This school year, we move forward with hope and purpose as we carefully revive many familiar and cherished ACDS practices and traditions, and rekindle the warm and welcoming community interactions that have defined our school since its founding.

What’s more, this year our students will enjoy our new maker space, library, middle school STEM lab and the spectacular 15,000 square foot Fisher Event Center. We have much to celebrate at ACDS, on many fronts, and it’s a very exciting time to join the Cougar Nation.

Thanks very much for your interest in Almaden Country Day School. If you’d like to learn more about the ACDS experience, or to arrange an on-campus tour, please contact Mary Jo Heindel, Director of Admissions and Outreach. Meanwhile, please consult our FAQ page for more information, and enjoy exploring our website!

Warmly,

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Dr. Olaf Jorgenson
Head of School


Publications and Interviews

Dr. Olaf Jorgenson — a leader in the educational community — is actively involved in the education field. From speaking at conferences and publishing journal articles and books to serving as a Klingenstein field instructor, he's on the cutting edge of what's happening in education.

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