Growth Mindset

At CSS, you will develop strengths in leadership and teamwork, learn to take initiative and risks, and use creative thinking to solve problems.

You will develop a mindset defined by collaboration, creativity, critical-thinking, problem-solving, and communication. You'll practice this mindset through meaningful projects, performances, and activities during your CSS experience.

At CSS, you'll have opportunities to provide service to others and will gain a global perspective that will prepare you to be successful in college and in life.

“If parents want to give their children a gift, the best thing they can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning. That way, their children don’t have to be slaves of praise. They will have a lifelong way to build and repair their own confidence.”
Carol S. Dweck, "Mindset: How You Can Fulfill Your Potential"