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Student Life

An ACDS student's life is rich and filled with many curricular and extracurricular opportunities, inside and outside of school hours, including interest-based activities, clubs, sports, mentoring, visiting speakers and authors, and field trips.

Students can take advantage of complimentary before-school care, which starts at 7am, where they can read, do homework, or create with mini-makerspace-themed projects. After-school care like Apple Tree, Apple Orchard, and MASH all emphasize developmentally-focused activities, carve out time for homework, and equally important, an opportunity to play. Clubs and activities range from athletics, musical theater, band, choirs, coding, chess, robotics, mathematics, and more! We also offer activities during school breaks and during the summer. ACDS balances curricular and the extracurricular learning opportunities for a well-rounded child. 

Clay Club

Clubs & Activities

ACDS understands that children learn and thrive when they are engaged in activities that are relevant, enjoyable, and meaningful to them. Our campus is host to a variety of after-school activities that extend the interests and talents of our students in wholesome, exciting ways.

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Extended Care

Extended Care

We believe children benefit from having comfortable places to gear up and wind down at school that is safe, enriching and also extends learning. For children enrolled in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 8th Grade, we offer supervised care before and after school.

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Basketball

Athletics

ACDS offers an after-school team sports program for students in grades 5 - 8 promoting the values of sportsmanship and camaraderie. 

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Speech and Debate

Speech & Debate

Competitive Speech and Debate at Almaden Country Day School is a fun and exciting way for students in grades 6-8 to develop their public speaking and debate skills under the guidance of nationally-renowned Coach Chris Wardner.

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Community Service Girls Book Collecting

Service Learning

Across all grade levels, ACDS students engage in service to their classroom, their school, the local and global communities, an essential practice that we believe is integral to their formative development as learners, friends, citizens, and leaders.

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Catalina Island Field Trip

Experiential Learning

At ACDS, students of all ages have many opportunities to apply the knowledge and skills that they have learned in class to the real world. These unique learning experiences lead to lifelong memories; the value of these experiences cannot be overstated. They help raise achievement by providing valuable and meaningful experiences, and add to their personal life experiences.

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Big Buddy Program

Big Buddy Program

In one of our most popular and cherished ACDS traditions, all fifth through eighth grade students serve as mentors for a “Little Buddy” in pre-kindergarten through second grade.

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Student Life

Blacktop Bash

The Blacktop Bash is a reimagined evolution of our popular ASSETS talent show & student exhibition that celebrates student success and talents, while also bringing our community together.

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Pumpkin Carving Community Event

Community Events

Part of what gives ACDS its warm, inclusive feel is our community events bringing together our families and students, neighbors, and friends.

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A Rich and Extensive Curriculum

Almaden Country Day School’s instructional program is founded on balance: rigorous academics, character development, and joyful learning. In addition to our innovative mathematics and literacy programs, social studies, and technology education, the ACDS curriculum features enrichment courses taught by specialist teachers along with an array of exciting co-curricular programs.

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ACDS Summer Camps


It's here!

We are thrilled to announce that Summer Camps at Almaden Country Day School are now open for registration. 

Whether your child loves art, the great outdoors, imaginative play, sports, science, or just being with their friends, there is a little something for everyone's interests at our camps. Spots are limited so be sure to register early!

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