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November 08, 2017

Veterans' Day Speaker to Pilot Apache Helicopter to Campus

To celebrate Veterans’ Day, The Colorado Springs School (CSS) will host a special assembly for the elementary school on Friday, November 10, 2017, at 21 Broadmoor Avenue. The featured speaker, a school parent and Apache pilot, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Jason Yarros, will arrive at campus piloting an Apache helicopter. The helicopter is scheduled to land on Boddington Field, the school’s sports field, at 8:00 a.m. Students will greet the helicopter and Yarros on the field. Yarros...
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October 30, 2017

2017 Founders' Day Hall of Fame Assembly Honors John Pitman

On October 6, 2017, The Colorado Springs School honored the school’s past and present with Founders’ Day. The 2017 assembly inducted Mr. John Pitman, a former faculty member from 1963-1976 into the school’s Hall of Fame. The Upper School’s Vocal Ensemble opened the ceremony with a performance of John Lennon’s Imagine (written in 1971) as a musical tribute for the honoree and guests. The choir was under the direction of our Vocal teacher, Mr. Adam Hooper.  ...
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September 06, 2017

2017 State of the School and Annual Fund Launch

Dear CSS families and alumni,   During the recent State of the School presentation, I was pleased to welcome new and returning families to the opening of our 55th school year. The brief video (11 minutes) shared here is a reflection of the people and programs that make us effective, including Points of Pride and how we fuel the school’s economic engine. Please watch (and share) the State of the School presentation. As has always been the case, The Colorado Springs School...
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August 22, 2017

Honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Mary Flemke

Dear Alumni and CSS Community Members,  It is with sadness that I write to inform you of the passing of Dr. Mary Flemke on Saturday, August 19, 2017. Dr. Mary Flemke served as the sixth Head of The Colorado Springs School from 1989-2000. During Dr. Flemke’s headship The Colorado Springs School made significant increases in enrollment and completed major building projects, including the El Pomar Academic Center and Louisa Performing Arts Center, two of the cornerstones of our...
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August 19, 2017

Traveling to the Path of Totality

Colorado Springs, Colo. – For nearly six months, Physics teacher, Mr. Greg Johnson has been planning a seminar to take students to the “Path of Totality” for the Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21. It so happens, the eclipse marks the first day of school for middle and high school students at The Colorado Springs School (CSS). Forty-nine students and seven adults, including faculty and two alumni, will depart on Sunday from Colorado Springs to Guernsey, Wyoming. They have made special...
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August 08, 2017

Welcome to Our 55th School Year

Dear Students, Parents, Past Parents and Alumni of The Colorado Springs School,Inspired by our 55 year history and our commitment to innovation, our preparation for 2017-2018 has been guided by two simple ideas: Improve the core elements of our work each year Ensure that each CSS program and activity has a clear connection to our mission Driven by that approach, in the last few months we have been hard at work on the most important elements of our school: our people, programs...
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June 29, 2017

Welcome to CSS: A Hiring Update for 2017-2018

Dear Parents and Students of The Colorado Springs School, It is my pleasure to officially introduce our new faculty and staff for the 2017-2018 school year. Great teaching is the heart of what we do at The Colorado Springs School, and our expert faculty and staff are second to none. Our new faculty and staff members come from far and wide, and their accomplishments and care for students set them apart from their peers! Please click here to see my previous announcement of the...
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May 30, 2017

Head of School's Charge to the Class of 2017

“Graduates, it is now time for my “charge” to you and on this day of transition, I have two questions: Where have you been? And where are you going? First, let’s talk about where you have been: David Brooks recently wrote a thoughtful article about thick institutions- the kind that leave a mark on you. He wrote, “a thick institution becomes part of the person’s identity and engages the whole person: head, hands, heart, and soul.”Thick institutions have the following...
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May 30, 2017

2017 Presentation of Faculty Awards

During the 52nd Commencement Exercises the three highest faculty awards were presented by Head of School, Mr. Aaron Schubach. Additionally, those faculty/staff completing 10 years of service to the school were honored with Trianon prints during professional week and celebrations continued to honor longstanding colleagues set to retire. Thank you to the incredible faculty/staff who works tirelessly to advance the misson of the school and to positivley impact the lives of students. Sarah H....
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May 25, 2017

2017 Presentation of Students Awards

During the 52nd Commencement Exercises the following awards were bestowed to students. Academic Dean, Mr. Eric Gaylord, and Head of School Aaron Schubach introduced each of these honors.  Longevity Awards The longevity awards are given to those who entered CSS either in Kindergarten or PreSchool. These students have been important members of our community from start to finish. To present the awards this year was preschool teacher, Lee Hesselberg, former preschool and...
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More recent posts

February 15, 2018

The Great Iron Pour | Course Description

The Great Iron Pour Essential Question: Through hands-on immersion into historic techniques and processes, study ofmetallurgy, chemistry, materials science and industry, as well as working with professional sculptors, canwe come to a clear understanding of the enormous significance of the age of...
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February 15, 2018

India | Course Description

India Essential Question: How does India face the challenges of modernization and globalization while alsomaintaining its rich traditions and diverse religious and cultural identities? India is an ancient and diverse country, comprised of many ethnic groups, religious traditions, andlanguages...
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Portrait of a Graduate January 29, 2018

Every Picture Tells a Story

Dear CSS Families and Alumni,   At The Colorado Springs School, we never stop thinking about our role in the local and international educational landscape and our mission to prepare our students for a dynamic world. Education is a complicated topic and, with 15 grade levels at the...
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