About ACS


Excellent schools are measured not by the accomplishments of their students, but by the lives lived by their alumni. ACS prepares young people to lead extraordinary lives."

Dr. Ole Jorgenson,
head of school

Almaden Country School is an independent, coeducational, nonsectarian South San Jose private school that offers programs for students from 4 years of age through 8th grade.

Now in our 34th year of discovering the gifts in every child, with an enrollment of almost 400 students, it is Almaden Country School’s philosophy that each child has unique capabilities and talents.

Your child will have:

  • Passionate, talented teachers who are devoted to the children they serve;
  • A broad and challenging curriculum including a full enrichment program of art, music, drama, hands-on science, foreign language, and physical education;
  • Small class sizes;
  • No cut athletics from 5th-8th grades; and
  • A Character and Competence program that helps develop strong, ethical leaders.

Almaden Country School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and athletic and other school-administered programs.