K-8, Co-educational Independent School

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K-8 Advantage

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Where inspired communicators lead naturally.

Effective Communicators

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Where academic rigor sparks excitement.

High School Placement

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Where we inspire passionate learners.

Our Mission

Challenge students intellectually; inspire their confidence, curiosity, and creativity; and prepare them to thrive in a diverse and complex world by ensuring that they are independent learners, effective communicators, community minded citizens, and balanced individuals.

At a Glance

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"ACDS has brought about a joy for learning, love of community, and sense of belonging for our two boys. Their development - emotionally and academically - over the past three years is a daily reminder that ACDS was the right choice and perfect fit for John and Patrick. We are beyond grateful to be a part of this community.”

Zac King, current parent
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"What really stands out to me is the way ACDS fosters strong relationships between the students and faculty. Our daughter’s teachers and coaches each knew her as an individual, understood her strengths and challenges and helped her reach her potential. As a result, she developed great confidence and self advocacy skills that she will need the rest of her life, both inside and outside of the classroom."

John Versaggi, Alumni Parent
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“ACDS has provided an exceptional, academically challenging environment for all three of our children. Thanks to the excellent leadership and the engaging and highly-competent teachers, our children our thriving. Another wonderful aspect of ACDS is the warm, friendly, caring community which provides the atmosphere in which my children feel safe, connected, and excited to learn! We have watched them grow into confident and enthusiastic learners over the past several years and are so happy that we found ACDS which we consider our ‘school family’.”

LaDonna Tucker, Current and Alumni Parent
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“ACDS has allowed for tremendous growth for my children academically. Since joining this nurturing community, they have a renewed love of learning and confidence.”

Kristin Whitman, Current Parent
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“Our family couldn’t be happier with ACDS. The staff and faculty devote an extraordinary amount of time and energy creating a prefect balance of academic rigor and emotional development. In the short time we’ve been part of the ACDS family, we’ve witnessed measurable advancement in our daughter’s competence, courage, and love of learning. The learning environment at ACDS challenges and inspires your child to pursue their full potential.”

Lawrence Nunn, Current Parent
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Mrs. Kempen and Ms. Opperman led a parent workshop on Executive Functioning this morning.

Mrs. Kempen and Ms. Opperman led a parent workshop on Executive Functioning this morning. ...

Check out what our robotics team has been up to as they prepare for their first competition this weekend! #startstrongstarthere

Check out what our robotics team has been up to as they prepare for their first competition this weekend! #startstrongstarthere ...

ACDS students and staff are wearing blue today in recognition of World Diabetes Day and to support those whose lives are impacted by diabetes.

ACDS students and staff are wearing blue today in recognition of World Diabetes Day and to support those whose lives are impacted by diabetes. ...

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