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August 07, 2019

Reflecting on a World-Class Education

Dear CSS Families, Alumni, Past Parents, Grandparents, and Friends, Isn’t education interesting? The beneficial effects of our work take time to manifest, and sometimes we give our students what they need - not what they want. Complicated, right? Given these factors, how do we know we are excellent at what we do? Consider the following: As we prepare students for an ever-evolving dynamic world, research shows that talented teachers creating authentic and relevant academic...
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July 30, 2019

Welcoming New Hires and New Families for 2019-2020

  Dear CSS Community,     I hope this finds you and your family enjoying a relaxing and fun summer. Although we still have a great deal of summer to enjoy before the Ice Cream Social and the first day of school, we are ready to make the 2019-2020 school year our best year yet. Please read on to familiarize yourself with the newest members of our fantastic faculty and staff, who will begin in early August. New Hires         ...
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June 20, 2019

Full Steam Ahead welcomes middle school students to campus for hands-on summer camp

  Since 2012, The Colorado Springs School has delivered an engaging and enriching middle school summer program that fosters intellectual curiosity and inspires academic achievement through creative explorations in science, the arts, and technology. Recruited through Peak Education, students gain acceptance into the three-week program.     One curriculum track dubbed “The Brain Matters” focuses on the most powerful organ in the human body— the brain....
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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 curiosity with nature is the goal behind The Colorado Springs School’s new Adopt-a-Crop program. Students in the Children’s School voted as a class on which crops they wished to plant. Then they were...
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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 class or during the day. I meant sleep at night. It took four years to set up that joke. I have no delusions that you’ll sleep much in college so I’m going to try another tact. Try to eat some...
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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, PreKindergarten and Kindergarten.  Enrolled in PreSchool in 2003: Sabryn Shtatman.Enrolled in PreSchool in 2004: Sabrina Jackson.Enrolled in PreKindergarten in 2005: Hannah Gebhardt.Enrolled in...
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May 25, 2019

2019 Presentation of Faculty Awards

During the 54th Commencement Exercises, the three highest faculty awards were presented by Head of School, Mr. Aaron Schubach. The three recipients honored represent a collective 25 years of service to the school. Each are being honored with a major award for the first time in their careers at CSS. Sarah H. Elizabeth Hoiles Outstanding Faculty Award Sarah Hoiles graduated from CSS in the class of 1994 and in July 1997 the school and the Hoiles family established an annual faculty...
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May 25, 2019

2019 Senior Farewell: John Nieman

Aaron Schubach: John Nieman, selected by the class of 2019 to give the senior farewell, has been a student at CSS since 2006 when he joined us as a kindergartner, and he is known for many things.First and foremost, John is a top-notch, motivated student. At Awards Night last week, he was recognized as an AP Scholar with Distinction.  He is also a real leader. He has served as the president of his class for multiple years. On Experience Center Seminars, from Mexico to the Mississippi, John...
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May 24, 2019

2019 Commencement Address: Amy Johnson-Smith

Aaron Schubach: The Class of 2019 asked Amy Johnson-Smith to be their Commencement Speaker today. A highly respected member of our faculty, Amy has taught at CSS for 26 years. She is our Upper School English Department Chair and the Director of the Full Steam Ahead program. Amy Johnson-Smith:  Thank you, Mr. Schubach, and thank you, seniors, for asking me to speak to you today. After speaking to, with, and sometimes even at you for several years, this is truly an honor,...
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May 23, 2019

Class of 2019 College Matriculation

Celebrating more than $3.1 million in reported merit scholarships and awards, the 23 graduates in The Colorado Springs School’s Class of 2019 are prepared for a dynamic world and colleges this fall. The Class of 2019 earned an average ACT of 30, boasted two National Merit Scholar Finalists and two Commended students. Fourteen students in the class were members of the Ursa chapter of the National Honor Society (as indicated by * below). Students in the class gained acceptances to 86...
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More recent posts

Alumna Tiffany Kelly '98 with her daughter Eva, who attends CSS. October 03, 2019

Alumni Feature: Tiffany Williamson Kelly reflects on why her daughter attends CSS

For alumna Tiffany Williamson Kelly, The Colorado Springs School provided more than an education.  “It was like a second home. I loved all of my teachers. I loved being in small classes. I was known really well,” said Kelly ’98, a student from 6th through 12th grade. “It speaks volumes...
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Annual Fund Giving Levels October 01, 2019

2019 State of the School Presentation and Annual Fund Challenge

Dear CSS Families and Alumni,  Last month, we began the start of school with the State of the School presentation, and I welcomed new and returning families to the opening of our 57th school year. The screencast shared below is a recap of that presentation which proudly...
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