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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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August 04, 2015

Proud Preview of 2015-2016

The arrival of NFL training camps and corn and chiles in the local markets are sure signs that the start of the school year is fast approaching. Like anyone with a true passion for what they do, the faculty and staff at CSS have enjoyed summer but we are excited to get back to our work with students. This fall, there is much to be excited about. Throughout the course of the 2014-2015 school year, the faculty and administration engaged in a series of inter and intra divisional conversations that...
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July 02, 2015

New Hires & New Year

Dear CSS Community, Great schools are defined by the quality of their teachers and the intentionality of their programs. CSS has much to be proud of in both areas. It has been a pleasure for me to reflect on the recent accomplishments of our students, the work of our faculty, and our stellar programs. Kudos to the Upper School on preparing our students for their rigorous course work, their many Advance Placement tests, their final exams, and the special events and ceremonies that mark the...
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May 22, 2015

Head of School's Charge to the Class of 2015

I have thought a great deal about what to say to you all today. I was hoping that I could simply appropriate/steal the speech from my own commencement exercises on Tuesday in New York but…… it was too lame to take credit for. Plus, that would have been a bad example. I do feel a special connection with your class and am rather fond of you. Your sincere welcome this fall meant the world to me and even though some of you call me A-A-ron, this is not the worst thing that a head of school...
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More recent posts

Aeriel shot of The Colorado Springs School campus captured by drone 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...
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Building blocks of signature programs and experiential education at CSS. 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...
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Points of Pride: Preparing students for a Dynamic World 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,...
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