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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. It is also a nation in transition, with many of its people recently moving from poverty to themiddle class. The process of modernization, however, presents significant challenges—cultural,...
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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 school, we sometimes talk about trees, not forests. Today, I share six clear and informative images and diagrams that express the benefits of a CSS education and focus on the larger picture. Portrait...
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December 12, 2017

Tuition Announcement for 2018-2019; Tuition Lock Continues

  Dear CSS Families,   The end of the first semester and the Holiday season are natural times of celebration and reflection.  Sometimes, success is a well-earned grade on a test or an analytical essay. Other times, achievement means developing a growth mindset to persevere through a rigorous academic term with incremental gains in important skills. Just as students and parents measure the successes of the semester so does our Administration and Board of Trustees. We are...
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November 14, 2017

Facilities Update and Enhancements

  Dear CSS community,     As a school community, we are incredibly fortunate to call 21 Broadmoor Avenue home. I cannot tell you how much pride it gives me to share photos and videos (especially this new drone fly-over footage by CSS Parent, Dave Richardi P’18, P’21) of our campus when representing the school around the nation and world. Visitors to our campus and returning alumni often remark on the location and beauty of our campus and buildings. As one new...
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November 09, 2017

Engage with Senior Capstones

Dear CSS community,   The 2017-2018 school year marks the inaugural year of the Senior Capstone project, a culminating, real-world, independent experience for seniors at The Colorado Springs School, and we need your help to make it soar! Building off the foundations of student inquiry and passion created in our Children’s School through thematic study and Colorado Expedition, in our Middle School through Seminars and Walkabout, and in our high school through Mission-...
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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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More recent posts

Jodie Bliss '03, artist and owner of Bliss Studio and Gallery March 22, 2018

The Great Iron Pour | Preparations and Recap of the Iron Pour

Amber W. ‘19 & Imani L. ‘19Visit to Bliss Studio & Gallery This past Thursday our Iron pour ECS took a trip to Bliss Studio & Gallery, established by alumna Jodie Bliss, in Monument, Colorado. She mainly focuses on hand-forged fine art Sculptures, public art, hand-forged steel,...
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March 21, 2018

Yellowstone| Pictures of Success

‘ECS.’ When CSS students hear this word, they get excited; many think that they can rest up from their repetitive and hard school days. However, ECS is not supposed to be a rest period. It is an ‘Experience Centered Seminar.’ Students are supposed to experience something new that they would not...
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March 17, 2018

Yellowstone| For the Benefit and Enjoyment of the People

Few gifts are greater than community service. Service incorporates kindness and a sort of scarifice. Service is a pivitol act that is critical for any functioning community. When people give their time and energy, unselfishly, for the benefit of others, a miraculous tranformation occurs. We helped...
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