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May 21, 2018

Points of Pride for 2017-2018

Dear CSS Families, Alumni, Past Parents, Grandparents, and Friends, In the age of information, we often try to measure literally everything, from our steps to social media “likes.”  This is very natural and can be helpful. However, sometimes we can make the mistake of thinking that things that are not easily measured, do not exist. This is ironic because some of the most important elements of the human experience are invisible and cannot be measured in real time. At The...
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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, and the addition of talented educators joining the CSS team.  Growth: We are continuing to enjoy strong community response to our admissions and marketing campaigns and to manage growth in a...
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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 Arts Center on Wednesday, April 11th at 6:30 p.m. for Upper School ECS Presentations. Teams of students will present their research, insights, and answers to essential questions discovered during...
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March 12, 2018

School Safety

  Dear CSS community, I write to you about the important issues of student social and emotional health and campus safety. With the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, three of the 10 deadliest mass shootings in modern United States history have come in the last five months. At The Colorado Springs School, we practice incident response protocols monthly and last year, through the generosity of several current families and grandparents, we added a security guard to campus....
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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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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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More recent posts

The Open House welcomed prospective families to alumni and current families 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...
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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...
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The Colorado Springs School Circular Logo 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...
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