We are passionate about what we do at Almaden Country Day School, but you don't have to take our word for it. From our alumni to current students and families, the ACDS community is enthusiastic about our teachers, programs, and learning experiences.
We are also the proud recipient of multiple Gold Medals in the Preschool, Elementary School, and Middle School categories of the Bay Area Parent "Best of the Best" survey.
— RACHEL F., CURRENT FAMILY
"My children currently attend Almaden Country Day School. I have a son in 7th grade and a son in 4th grade. I can not say enough positive things about the teachers, administration, enrichment activities, overall community and academics. My older son started ACDS in 6th grade, just a year ago. As a new student both he and our entire family were welcomed with enthusiasm! We were given all the support necessary in making our transition to a new school easy. My son had a fabulous and successful 1st year of middle school. He made many many friends, became involved with enrichment opportunities, bonded with his teachers and had a love for school. He has learned to self advocate for himself and his needs. The school continues to foster his growth in that direction on a regular basis."
— AARON A., ACDS ALUMNUS ('97) AND CURRENT FAMILY
"I absolutely can not say enough good things about Almaden Country Day School. I could not have found a better fit for my two daughters and our family. ACDS has provided my daughters a safe place to learn and are thriving in a classroom setting. My oldest daughter has been attending ACDS since preschool and is now in Kindergarten and she LOVES to go to school. She feels safe there. She feels confident there. She has built long lasting friendships and has grown up so much, not just academically but also emotionally and socially, in just those 3 short years. ACDS teaches to the "whole child" which I love...the students are so well rounded. The teachers are amazing, the administration is great and welcoming, and the parents are so friendly and open. It's truly an amazing school and I couldn't be more happy with ACDS. I am beyond elated that my girls are getting the opportunity to learn and grow at such a supportive and well rounded school."
— SCOTT, ACDS GRADUATED FAMILY
"My daughter recently graduated from Almaden Country Day School (8th grade), after attending since 3rd grade. When I first read about ACDS, I was impressed with their approach toward education -- it isn't just academics, it's partnering with the parents to raise a person with integrity, responsibility, self-determination and respect for self and others. Over the years, I found that approach to be unwavering. If I were to go back to my daughter's third-grade year and have the opportunity to select a school for her based on what I know now, I would select ACDS again without hesitation."
Without ACDS, I would not be the person I am today. They prepared me for everything in life. Not only did ACDS help shape my personality but it helped to unlock my creativity. I am proud to say I am a student of Almaden Country Day School and no matter where life takes me I’ll always have ACDS to thank for making me, me REESE PASQUINELLI, CLASS OF 2017
Almaden Country Day School absolutely helped prepare me for high school and life. I still remember my "Keys of Kindness" [Thank you, Please, Excuse me, I'm sorry, You're welcome, and Let's share] and the lesson to be open to everything and everyone.
Christian Wiebe, Class of 2015