Latest Head's Blog Posts

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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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 program and activity has a clear connection to our mission Driven by that approach, in the last few months we have been hard at work on the most important elements of our school: our people, programs...
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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 faculty and staff members come from far and wide, and their accomplishments and care for students set them apart from their peers! Please click here to see my previous announcement of the...
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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 kind that leave a mark on you. He wrote, “a thick institution becomes part of the person’s identity and engages the whole person: head, hands, heart, and soul.”Thick institutions have the following...
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May 16, 2017

Points of Pride

Dear CSS Families, Alumni, Past Parents, Grandparents, and Friends, From sun rocks and s’mores on Colorado Expeditions to MS Seminar III and Walkabout to Senior Skip Day and AP tests in the Upper School, the end of the academic year is a time of hard work, reflection, and celebration. We had a great 2016-2017 school year. While it’s impossible to quantify the passion and talents of our teachers and students, please take a quick look at the “numbers” for 2016-2017. #1 We...
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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 you ready to… hold a brain and figure out who you are and who you want to become? challenge yourself to new heights on a ropes course? explore the dynamic results of coding a robot?...
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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 things I do as Head of School, and we take great pride and care to hire the best for CSS. Faith Madsen has brought optimism, organization, and warmth to her role as Director of Admission. Her...
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More recent posts

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...
» read more
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,...
» read more
Dr. Mary Flemke's portrait hangs in the Trianon Terrace Room 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...
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