Director of Admission
Applying to CSS
We’re Thrilled You’re Considering The Colorado Springs School!
Each year we welcome 65+ new students who contribute to our community of curious, talented, motivated and kind learners. Our students love to learn and take risks, and they inspire us every day.
The purpose of the admission process is to ensure that our student population reflects the school philosophy as broadly as possible. There is no “typical” CSS student as the school seeks students and families with diverse backgrounds, talents, and interests. The school/family/student match is an essential part of the decision making process.
Criterion for admission includes: student interest and character, academic aptitude and achievement, recommendations and interview. In addition to evaluating individual merit and the appropriateness for a CSS education for each student, the composition of each class and what a student will bring to that dynamic is also considered.
Let’s get started…
Step 1: Visit our Campus
Step 2: Complete and submit an online application with the non-refundable $100 fee. February 1 is our deadline for priority consideration. Applications submitted after February 1 will be processed, as space is available.
Note: Preschool applicants must be age three by August 22 and be toilet independent to enroll. Kindergarten applicants must be age five by September 15 of the school year to which they apply.
International students, click here to view the application process.
Step 3: Ask current school to submit your official transcript and test scores for the current and past two years (as applicable). Also submit IEP, 504, ALP or other learning support documents if applicable.
Step 4: Ask current teacher(s) and principal/counselor to submit the required recommendations.
Preschool and Kindergarten: Parent and Teacher Questionnaire
Grades 1-6: Teacher and Principal/Counselor Recommendation Form.
Grades 7-11: Math Teacher, English Teacher, and Principal/Counselor Recommendation Form.
Step 5: Once a completed application, including required supplemental documents, is received and reviewed, the CSS Admission office will arrange a class visit, interview, and assessment for qualified applicants.
Step 6: An admission decision is made.
Acceptance letters are sent in March for applicants who submitted their student application by February 1. Applications submitted after February 1 are welcomed and will be processed in a timely manner. Families will be promptly notified of the admission decision.
Accepted students will receive an Offer of Admission, accompanied by instructions for enrollment in our on-line system. Completing the online enrollment contract with tuition deposit by the stated due date will guarantee a place for your child in his/her grade level.
Please don’t hesitate to contact the Admission Office at (719) 434-3500 or email email@example.com with any questions about the application process.