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October 15, 2014

Recap of Installation and 2014 Founders' Day Ceremony

A sincere thank you to everyone for their well wishes on my Installation as The Colorado Springs School’s 9th Head of School. It was an absolute pleasure to share the stage with our Founders’ Day honorees Master Jay Kuk Lee ‘99, Ms. Lesley S. King ‘77 and Mrs. Ava Heinrichsdorff, a thirty-year veteran English teacher of CSS. For those of you who were unable to attend the Installation and Founders’ Day Ceremony, we wanted to make available a video with highlights of...
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September 09, 2014

Building Upon Tradition and Success in the Arts

Many things set a CSS education apart from other options. Our performing and fine arts programs are near the top of this list. Building on the success of our artist-in-residence program, this year’s art program has CSS students working with professional artists who practice their craft at the local, regional, and even national levels. The school’s commitment to providing authentic learning experiences from those who know the arts best is in line with our mission of bringing our...
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August 18, 2014

Delivering the Mission

Dear CSS Community, Campus feels energized and we are ready for the school year. I would like to let you know what we have been up to at CSS. This past week began with 25 CSS teachers becoming certified or re-certified in Wilderness First Aid by two instructors from the National Outdoor Leadership School. These Wilderness First Aiders learned to recognize the signs and symptoms of serious illness or injury and to treat or stabilize patients in the field. These dedicated teachers spent...
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July 01, 2014

Class Size Models for Anticipated Growth

Thanks to the stellar work of our Admissions department, we are currently experiencing growth in several of our Children’s School grades. In response to this growth, we are adding a second teacher to the classroom in Kindergarten in order to maintain low student to teacher ratios. Our second Kindergarten teacher Jocelyn “Jolly” Burke, will work in the same classroom with Libby Leachman and in partnership with Libby. Jolly will teach the Kindergarten class both as a whole...
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July 01, 2014

New Hires for 2014-2015

Between dodging the hail and enjoying the sunshine of this beautiful early summer, we have been hard at work at The Colorado Springs School planning for next year. This May, at the end of the year meetings, I “officially” rejoined the CSS faculty. It was a great pleasure to present my educational philosophy and views on curriculum design and implementation to the faculty. Together, we created professional learning communities, small groups that will meet through next semester to...
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April 02, 2014

Announcing Academic Dean and Division Lead Teachers

Dear CSS Community, Viewing The Colorado Springs School from both near and far as I do, as a current parent and as a future leader, my admiration for the students and teachers of this fine school runs deep. I am very excited to begin my work this summer with faculty and staff, students and parents, and lead The Colorado Spring School into the next stage of its development as a truly excellent institution at all levels. As you all know, there has been much going on at CSS this spring,...
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March 03, 2014

Announcing New Head of School

Dear CSS Community, It gives me great pleasure to announce on behalf of the Board of Trustees that Aaron Schubach has accepted our invitation to be the next Head of School of The Colorado Springs School (CSS). The Board’s unanimous decision to select Aaron followed the strong recommendation of the Search Committee, which cited a compelling match between the desired criteria and Aaron’s background, skills, and experience. In particular, he has a passion for excellence in teaching, a...
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Welcome from Head of School

Welcome to The Colorado Springs School. At CSS, students develop 21st century capacities through our research-driven teaching methods and our commitment to project-based learning. Our graduates are uniquely prepared to think independently and to meet the challenges of a dynamic world with leadership, ingenuity, problem-solving skills, and personal integrity. I invite you to come visit our campus and learn about our distinctive approach to education. Here, student academic and social...
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More recent posts

March 10, 2017

Summer at CSS with Full STEAM Ahead

Dear Friends and Families of The Colorado Springs School, Are you looking for a rewarding experience for your Middle School student this summer? We have created something new that will satisfy a child’s natural desire to explore, experiment, and get a little messy!   Campers, are...
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February 13, 2017

Hiring Season

Dear CSS Families, Several important members of our community have let me know that their future plans are taking them in new directions next year. We wish them well and are thankful for the time and talent they shared with us during their tenure at CSS. Hiring is one of the most important...
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2016-2017 Tuition 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...
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