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May 20, 2019

Students explore potential career fields through Senior Capstones

Reese W. ‘19 was so moved by her middle school math teacher at The Colorado Springs School that she wanted to grow up to be like her.  Misti Johnston, who taught at CSS from 2010 to 2017, was also Reese’s advisor. When Reese was overcome with fear about going on Walkabout in 8th grade, it was Johnston who calmed her.“I didn’t want to go. But she was there with me during the hikes. I was terrified to go cliff jumping, and she said she’d do it with me, so we went...
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May 15, 2019

Alumni Feature: Mother and son attend The Colorado Springs School their junior and senior years

Alumni Feature: Mother and son attend The Colorado Springs School their junior and senior years An invitation to join an elite hockey team in Colorado Springs led to an unexpected surprise for Jan R. ‘19, a high schooler who was living in the Boulder area at the time. It opened the possibility for him to attend The Colorado Springs School for his junior and senior years, just as his mother had. “I was so excited when we figured out Jan could go to CSS,” said...
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May 10, 2019

Alumni Feature: Ben Ralston recalls his days at CSS while his daughter attends the school

Alumni Feature: Ben Ralston recalls his days at CSS while his daughter attends the school In the mornings, Ben Ralston drives his 6-year-old daughter to The Colorado Springs School, which he attended as a boy. “There’s my school!” Genevieve yells from the backseat as they turn onto Broadmoor Avenue. Ralston walks her to her 1st grade classroom. “This excitement, I’m very happy she has it,” he said. “She’s excited to get here at...
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May 07, 2019

Faculty Retirements and New Adventures

Dear CSS Community, I have several important announcements to share regarding the 2019-2020 school year.  In general, we are continuing to see trends of selective and intentional enrollment growth, curriculum enhancement, and the addition of talented educators joining the CSS team. As many of you know through personal communication, several long-tenured CSS faculty members are either retiring or shifting professional gears at the end of the year. These faculty members include (...
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May 03, 2019

CSS International Student's Personal Essay Published in Local Newspaper

A personal essay that Peixi J. ‘20, known on campus as CiCi, began writing during her Experience Centered Seminar in March has been published in a local newspaper. CiCi used what she learned during the Writers Gym ECS to hone her skills for an essay about being an international student from China. The essay appears in this week’s edition of the Colorado Springs Independent. Read it here or below. Congratulations, CiCi!    My life as a foreign exchange student...
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April 30, 2019

2019 Ceremonies and Celebrations

2019 Ceremonies and Celebrations It is a joyous time of year as we bring the school year to a close and celebrate all the accomplishments for which our students have worked so hard. Feel free to share your pictures and posts with us on social media with hashtags #CSSClassof2019 and #iloveCSS. We extend a warm invitation to our current parents, grandparents, alumni, past parents, friends, neighbors, and those new families who will join the Kodiak family in the fall to join us for any of...
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April 26, 2019

CSS Receives Major Gift for Theatre

  CSS RECEIVES MAJOR GIFT FOR THEATRE   As Upper School performs OKLAHOMA! this week, both students and the audience will begin feeling the benefits of a $20,000 gift to the Louisa Performing Arts Center that enhances sound and lighting. The Kunstle/Landrum Family made the donation after thoughtful consideration of how transformational theatre can be in the lives of our students.   “Our family could not be more pleased to have the opportunity to support the...
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April 08, 2019

Students Receive Awards for Mystery Writing

Three Middle School students received awards from the 26th Annual Betty Field Memorial Youth Writing Contest this past weekend for their mystery stories. Leksi E. ‘23 won the First Place Story in the 8th Grade Category. Sixth graders Bryant W. ‘25 and Neve P. ‘25 received judges awards for their stories. Congratulations, Kodiaks! Leksi’s story, “In Loving Memory of Emily Farlow,” was published in a booklet that was distributed during the Awards and...
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March 27, 2019

Habitat ECS | A New Perspective of Homelessness

Today we went to TESSA, an organization that helps women and children who have been victims of domestic violence. They don’t let men stay at their organization, but if a man comes looking for help, they put him up in a hotel. When we arrived at the organization, we were split into two groups: one group went to fold and organize clothing and other accessories, while the other group went to the safehouse, at an undisclosed location. The safehouse is where the women and their children stay...
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March 26, 2019

Alumni Features: Where Are They Now?

  GRADUATE FAST-TRACKED THROUGH UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE   Carl Churchill ‘15 is on track to earn his master’s degree at 21 years old because of his path at The Colorado Springs School. He took 11 Advanced Placement (AP) exams during his junior and senior years at CSS and used those credits to fast-track through the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Within three years, he earned a bachelor of arts in history, as well as a certificate in GIS, a subfield of geography...
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More recent posts

CSS' new Adopt-a-Crop program gives students hands-on experience with growing fo June 03, 2019

Students learn about growing food at the CSS garden

The morning after his kindergarten class planted sunflower seeds, Liam M. ’31 ran off the bus and into the classroom to find the cup that held his seed. He bent over and whispered, “I love you, little seed. You’re the best little seed in the whole world.” Sparking that connection and...
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Aaron Schubach delivering the Head of School's Charge to the Class of 2019. May 26, 2019

Head of School's Charge to the Class of 2019

Graduates, it is time for my charge to you. It is three paragraphs, so hang in there.Four years ago at your 8th grade continuation ceremony, I gave you the concrete advice to get some sleep in high school. Do you remember that? Perhaps I should have been more specific; I did not mean sleep in...
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Students receive the Longevity Award. May 25, 2019

2019 Presentation of Student Awards at Commencement

During the 54th Commencement Exercises, the following awards were bestowed to students.  Longevity Awards The Longevity Award is one that we give to students who have attended The Colorado Springs School for all or almost all of their educational career, since Pre-School,...
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