Latest Campus News Posts

February 13, 2017

Hiring Season

Dear CSS Families, Several important members of our community have let me know that their future plans are taking them in new directions next year. We wish them well and are thankful for the time and talent they shared with us during their tenure at CSS. Hiring is one of the most important things I do as Head of School, and we take great pride and care to hire the best for CSS. Faith Madsen has brought optimism, organization, and warmth to her role as Director of Admission. Her...
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February 02, 2017

Host Family Voices: Amy Johnson-Smith

Amy Johnson-Smith was a teacher for years at CSS before she became a host-mother. Her first international student, Ricky R. ‘15, in 2013, was a no-brainer for her family. Ricky needed a place to live, and she was already commuting to the school and attending events. The benefits of hosting international students were already very concrete in her mind. “My children grew up visiting my sister’s home and seeing their international ‘cousins’. That’s really what they thought they were. I...
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December 05, 2016

Tuition Lock Program for 2017-2018

Dear CSS Families, This year, our school has experienced many successes, both large and small. These include a 10% increase in enrollment, accolades from the Colorado Springs Business Journal and Niche, and the everyday successes of our students on our stages, courts and classrooms. It is an exciting time to be at The Colorado Springs School. Now and going forward we are committed to better serving our families and furthering our mission.   Giving your child access to a rigorous and...
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November 14, 2016

Big Blue Blocks Bring Open-Ended Play to Campus

Colorado Springs, Colo. – The Colorado Springs School is excited to welcome a new addition to campus. With a PreK-12th grade curriculum that emphasizes rigorous academics, relationship-building, and relevant technology and arts education, educators turned to the humble school playground as the next wellspring of growth and learning. The decision was made to invest in a set of Imagination Playground’s Big Blue Blocks. Big Blue Blocks are made of durable, weatherproof foam and come in a...
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October 19, 2016

The Innovation Lab: Supporting Innovation, Computer Science and Technology Education

Since our founding 54 years ago, The Colorado Springs School has sent forth graduates with the skills, knowledge, and, most critically, the attitudes necessary to navigate a rapidly changing world. This is no simple task. As the pace of change increases in undergraduate education, technology, and the world economy, the “stakes” parents face in selecting educational options for their children have never been higher, and the technical and computer science based tools available (or...
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September 30, 2016

2016 Recap of Founders' Day Hall of Fame Assembly

On September 23, 2016, The Colorado Springs School cemented the connection of the school’s past and present with Founders’ Day. The 2016 celebration of Hall of Fame honorees included: David Rollman, former faculty from 1980 – 1985; C.J (Buchanan) Grace ‘86; and Daryll Fuller ‘88. As part of the Founders’ Day assembly our Head of School, Aaron Schubach welcomed the audience to the Louisa Performing Arts Center. Good Morning. Welcome to our Founders’ Day celebration. I...
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August 29, 2016

2016 State of the School and Annual Fund Challenge!

State of the School During the recent State of the School presentation, I was pleased to welcome new families and see the familiar faces of many returning parents in the audience. For those of you who were unable to attend in person, I encourage you to view (and share) my screencast of the presentation which displays 14 photos and 14 graphs that convey news of increased enrollment, the CSS advantage, and some basic information about finance at our member-supported institution. We have much...
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August 11, 2016

Going for the Gold!

  Dear CSS Community,   As my family and I are watching and enjoying the Olympics I am thinking about connections to CSS. As I am watching world class athletes like Katie Ledecky swim for gold and Mara Abbott ride an inspiring performance in the women’s road cycling race, I’m struck by the parallels between athletics and education. Both endeavors prioritize effort, growth, and mentorship. Just like students and educators, the best athletes and coaches know that...
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June 30, 2016

Voted Best Private School

The Colorado Springs Business Journal hosted the Best in Business Awards Reception on June 30, 2016. The readers of the Colorado Springs Business Journal voted The Colorado Springs School the “Best Private School.”     Additionally, The Colorado Springs School was also featured recently in Colorado Springs Style in an article entitled “Pondering the Private School Advantage.”
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June 29, 2016

2016-2017 Hiring Announcements

Dear CSS Community, 2016-2017 Hiring Announcements  I am pleased to announce new faculty and Board of Trustee appointments and positions for the 2016-17 school year at The Colorado Springs School. Our school is a special place - defined by the rigor and relevance of our programs and the relationships our master teachers forge with our students and families. Please join me in welcoming new members of our Kodiak team and celebrating returning faculty and trustees serving in new...
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More recent posts

February 02, 2017

Host Family Voices: Amy Johnson-Smith

Amy Johnson-Smith was a teacher for years at CSS before she became a host-mother. Her first international student, Ricky R. ‘15, in 2013, was a no-brainer for her family. Ricky needed a place to live, and she was already commuting to the school and attending events. The benefits of hosting...
» read more
2016-2017 Tuition December 05, 2016

Tuition Lock Program for 2017-2018

Dear CSS Families, This year, our school has experienced many successes, both large and small. These include a 10% increase in enrollment, accolades from the Colorado Springs Business Journal and Niche, and the everyday successes of our students on our stages, courts and classrooms. It is an...
» read more
Big Blue Blocks Bring Open-Ended Play to Campus November 14, 2016

Big Blue Blocks Bring Open-Ended Play to Campus

Colorado Springs, Colo. – The Colorado Springs School is excited to welcome a new addition to campus. With a PreK-12th grade curriculum that emphasizes rigorous academics, relationship-building, and relevant technology and arts education, educators turned to the humble school playground as the...
» read more
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