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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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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 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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November 15, 2018

Head of School Message: Grateful

Dear CSS Families, Alumni, and Friends, With Thanksgiving break upon us, I’d like to express my gratitude to our students, parents, teachers, and administrative team for the strong work we’ve done together this Fall. It’s been a busy fall for our students and families and while our work together as students, teachers, and parents is purposeful, in that busyness and attention to our studies, we sometimes lose sight of the larger picture. Recently, I stumbled...
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September 05, 2018

2018 State of the School Presentation

Dear CSS Families and Alumni,  During the recent State of the School presentation, I welcomed new and returning families to the opening of our 56th school year. The abridged webcast (12 minutes) shared here is a recap of the people and programs that make us effective, points of pride, including a 12% enrollment growth, 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...
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August 16, 2018

2018-2019 Welcome

Dear CSS Families, Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! We are glad you are here. I have three points of pride I want to share with you to kick off the school year. Responsible Growth: We’re proud to announce that, following our strategic plan, enrollment has grown by 11% from last year. We’re now serving 330 students (and counting) in 15 grade levels, drawing from more than a 450 square mile area of the Pikes Peak region and 7 countries. Families...
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July 24, 2018

Summer Enrichment

Dear CSS Families, I hope this finds you and your family refreshed and (almost) ready for an outstanding 2018-2019 school year. This summer, in addition to some time on both coasts with friends and family, I had the opportunity to do some DIY experiential education. These experiences (summarized below) were enriching, engaging, and tiring! We ask CSS students to work hard in and out of the classroom and my experiences as a learner this summer increased my level of empathy and...
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June 27, 2018

Welcoming New Hires for 2018-2019

Dear CSS community, I hope this finds you and your family well and enjoying a relaxing and fun summer. Although we still have some time before the back-to-school Ice Cream Social and the first day of school, we are ready to make the 2018-2019 school year our best year yet. Please read on to familiarize yourself with the newest members of our fantastic faculty and staff.   Associate Head of School: As previously announced, Sam Gaudet (pronounced Gaw-det) will join us as our new...
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May 24, 2018

Head of School's Charge to the Class of 2018

Graduates, it is time for my charge to you. As the great educational philosopher and CSS band teacher, Mr. Brent Moorhead recently said, “The mind cannot absorb more than the behind” so I’ll be brief….. Dean and Sarah, you did a masterful job sharing highlights of your experiences here and you were insightful on so many levels. You will need to be autonomous to prepared for a dynamic world…. You will need to seek new experiences, to redefine yourselves, and to...
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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...
» read more
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...
» read more
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...
» read more
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