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March 06, 2018

Freedom on the River | Hannibal

March 6 - March 8, 2018 To us, being able to experience an overnight train ride as our first method of transportation on this trip really meant a lot. While it may not have been a steam engine as he would have experienced, Mark Twain was still probably familiar with the same basics of train travel as we experienced. The uncomfortable seats were lightened by fantastic views, and the lulling of the train and the rhythmic clacking of the rails helped put us to sleep despite the uncomfortable...
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February 15, 2018

Balancing Act | Course Description

Balancing Act - Integrative Health and Wellness Essential Question: How does maintaining a physically and emotionally healthy lifestyle contribute toincreased lifespan, wellness and balance in life, and proprioceptive sensory awareness? This ECS explores the relationship between mind and body in optimizing self-efficacy and performance.At the forefront of this exploration will be fitness training, instruction by certified holistic healthpractitioners, and research and application of...
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February 15, 2018

Freedom on the River | Course Description

Freedom on the River Essential Question: How has the Mississippi River influenced the freedom of American literature,history, society, economics, and art? The Mississippi River… just the name may conjure up some images in your mind: muddy waters, shiftingcourses, old-fashioned steamboats, and a steersman hollering, “Mark Twain!” across the wide waters. Aromantic image of idyllic childhood explorations may remind you of a reading of The Adventures of TomSawyer or perhaps you’ve visited one...
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February 15, 2018

Peru | Course Description

Peru Essential Questions:1. What is the history of the indigenous Andean people, and how have their lives, culture andeconomy been influenced—first by the Spanish conquest and more recently, by globalization andtourism?2. What are the current educational opportunities available for children and young adults in Peru andhow does their educational system compare to ours?3. What does it mean to be a “global scholar” vs. a “tourist”? This ECS travels to Peru to seek cultural and...
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February 15, 2018

Yellowstone| Course Description

Yellowstone Essential Question: What is the scientific and cultural value of a National Park like Yellowstone? The grandeur of Yellowstone in winter provides a dramatic setting in which to learn about and take part inconservation biology, wildlands management, earth science, and the unique, extraordinary winter ecologyof the world’s first national park. The park sits within the caldera of an ancient supervolcano, and it hasendless forests defended on all sides by majestic mountains....
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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 metals while developing apersonal aesthetic relationship with cast iron as an artistic medium? The Iron Pour ECS is a hands-on immersion into the world of making and pouring molten metal to...
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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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More recent posts

Ceremonies and Celebrations May 01, 2018

2018 Ceremonies and Celebrations

2018 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 #CSSClassof2018 and #...
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April 23, 2018

Looking Ahead to 2018-2019

Dear CSS community, Even as we celebrate the many events of April and May, we are busy planning the 2018-2019 school year and have several important announcements to share. In general, we are continuing to see trends of selective and intentional enrollment growth, curriculum enhancement,...
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April 11, 2018

Reflections on Seminar-Learning

  Dear CSS community, I would like to extend a personal invitation to tonight’s Experience Centered Seminar (ECS) presentations. Whether you are a Kindergarten parent or an alum, a current Upper School parent or a prospective family, please join us in the Louisa Performing...
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