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December 05, 2016

Tuition Lock Program for 2017-2018

Dear CSS Families, This year, our school has experienced many successes, both large and small. These include a 10% increase in enrollment, accolades from the Colorado Springs Business Journal and Niche, and the everyday successes of our students on our stages, courts and classrooms. It is an exciting time to be at The Colorado Springs School. Now and going forward we are committed to better serving our families and furthering our mission.   Giving your child access to a rigorous and...
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October 19, 2016

The Innovation Lab: Supporting Innovation, Computer Science and Technology Education

Since our founding 54 years ago, The Colorado Springs School has sent forth graduates with the skills, knowledge, and, most critically, the attitudes necessary to navigate a rapidly changing world. This is no simple task. As the pace of change increases in undergraduate education, technology, and the world economy, the “stakes” parents face in selecting educational options for their children have never been higher, and the technical and computer science based tools available (or...
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August 29, 2016

2016 State of the School and Annual Fund Challenge!

State of the School During the recent State of the School presentation, I was pleased to welcome new families and see the familiar faces of many returning parents in the audience. For those of you who were unable to attend in person, I encourage you to view (and share) my screencast of the presentation which displays 14 photos and 14 graphs that convey news of increased enrollment, the CSS advantage, and some basic information about finance at our member-supported institution. We have much...
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August 11, 2016

Going for the Gold!

  Dear CSS Community,   As my family and I are watching and enjoying the Olympics I am thinking about connections to CSS. As I am watching world class athletes like Katie Ledecky swim for gold and Mara Abbott ride an inspiring performance in the women’s road cycling race, I’m struck by the parallels between athletics and education. Both endeavors prioritize effort, growth, and mentorship. Just like students and educators, the best athletes and coaches know that...
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June 29, 2016

2016-2017 Hiring Announcements

Dear CSS Community, 2016-2017 Hiring Announcements  I am pleased to announce new faculty and Board of Trustee appointments and positions for the 2016-17 school year at The Colorado Springs School. Our school is a special place - defined by the rigor and relevance of our programs and the relationships our master teachers forge with our students and families. Please join me in welcoming new members of our Kodiak team and celebrating returning faculty and trustees serving in new...
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May 26, 2016

Head of School's Charge to the Class of 2016

“Class of 2016, my charge to you will be brief- so in a sense, Mr. White, if you consider this to be a race— I will win. You are not a very competitive person and so I don’t expect that this will bother you, in any way. Me winning here, in front of all of these people. Graduates- I have two thoughts to share with you today—and I’ve been inspired by the music and energy of Garage Band, the Upper School student rock band, and the recent Musical, Bye-Bye Birdie. Therefore,...
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February 18, 2016

Students Shining In and Out of the Classroom

  Dear CSS Families, In spite of (or, alternatively because of) the recent “snowpocalypse,” our students/athletes/actors have been shining in the classroom, on our courts, and on our stages. These great achievements are due in part to the efforts of our exemplary faculty, coaches, and the members of our parent community who work together to create and support the programs and experiences that set CSS apart from other choices in our region. Here is a partial list...
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December 08, 2015

Announcing 2016-2017 Tuition Rates and Indexed Tuition Program

Dear CSS Families, Greetings from CSS! It is hard to believe but planning for the 2016-2017 school year’s calendar with major vacations and important dates and for programs and the budget are well underway! Today I have two important announcements: 2016-2017 tuition rates and the new Indexed Tuition program. Re-enrollment for 2016-2017 will be open from Monday, February 1, 2016 - Friday, February 19, 2016. Timelines, process, and instructional tools for re-enrollment...
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October 13, 2015

Data Driven Instruction and Portfolio Assessment at CSS

Data Driven Instruction and Portfolio Assessment at CSS Educational theory and practices evolve rapidly and so is the dynamic world for which we are preparing our students. And while CSS has always been at the cutting edge of educational innovation, a great school cannot become complacent.  As a dedicated group of educators, we are committed to asking two important questions: How do we know our curriculum and practices are effective?  How are the curriculum and...
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August 27, 2015

State of the School and Member-Supported Annual Fund Launch

Member-Supported Annual Fund Launch In my recent state of the school presentation, I began with a very simple notion. The Colorado Springs School is an institution that exists solely because the members of its community have, in the past, present, and future, invested their time, talent, and treasure in the school. To borrow a phrase from National Public Radio, we are “member supported.” That community membership, conferred upon a student and their parents with entrance to the...
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More recent posts

New athletics website powered by VNN Sports 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...
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Head of School with Class of 2017 graduates 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...
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Head of School Aaron Schubach delivers the charge to the Class of 2017 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...
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