Clubs & Activities
A variety of clubs, sports, theatre, outdoor education, and other extra-curricular activities offers students numerous opportunities to explore a variety of interests, develop talents, practice leadership, and work together toward common goals.
Elected and Selected Leadership Opportunities
- Forum (Student Government) - The Upper School student government organization is called Forum. Members are elected to serve for a one-year term. Forum leads social and service events in the school and community.
- National Honor Society - The National Honor Society (NHS) is an honorary organization for Upper School students who are nominated by the five-member Faculty Council. The Colorado Springs School’s Ursa Major Chapter of the National Honor Society has been a well-respected and active chapter since its inception in 1993. To be considered for nomination, students must meet and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA, meet high expectations of the faculty in the areas of personal conduct and leadership, and have a visible desire to render service to the school community. To read more about the eligibility requirements of NHS, click here.
- Kodiak Ambassadors - assist the Admission Office with prospective family tours and host candidates on their visit days. The Ambassadors also assist with new student orientation activities.
- Judicial Council - advises school leaders regarding issues of student misconduct and play an important role in situations where the most appropriate disciplinary response is unclear.
Clubs and Activities
- Art Club
- Book Club
- Computer Science Club
- CSS Garage Band
- Disc Golf
- KICS (Kodiaks Investing in the Community through Service)
- Poetry Club
- MatchWits (Knowledge Bowl)
- Model United Nations
- Outdoor Adventure Club
- Robotics Team
- Ultimate Frisbee Club
- Upstagers (Drama Club)
- World Cultures Club
*Students create clubs based on the special interests of students.
Other Program Highlights
- Mountain Caravan - At the beginning of the year, the entire Upper School community spends two days at a mountain camp retreat. This is a time for returning and new students and faculty to get better acquainted in preparation for a year of collaboration and partnership. We participate in a variety of activities, such as swimming, hiking, and rope climbing, that encourage active participation and interaction.
- Fall and Spring Plays - Our dynamic theatre program offers a wide variety of productions, from Shakespeare to Broadway musicals. The Upper School puts on two major productions each year, plus a musical review in the fall. The quality of our productions is high, and at least one third of the Upper School students are involved in our exciting productions each year.
- Yearbook - Our students employ traditional and digital photographic techniques to create Et Apres, our 200+ page CSS yearbook. Students learn to use professional graphics software such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and PageMaker. The yearbook sells advertising to help subsidize its printing costs.
- Visual Arts - The visual arts are an integral part of the CSS program. Student work can be viewed throughout campus, in the Louisa Performing Arts Center, in the art studios in the Carriage House, and in the El Pomar Academic Center. Students participate in local, regional and national art shows.