Clubs & Activities

Studies indicate great social and emotional growth in children who engage in extracurricular activities.

Sunshine State Young Readers Award
At CSS, we aim to foster a love of literature by encouraging students to read challenging, quality books written by a variety of authors across multiple genres. The Sunshine State Young Readers Award (SSYRA) Program is a motivational program for students grades three through eight, that encourages students to read independently for pleasure, and to read books that are on, above, and below their reading level in order to improve their reading fluency. Sunshine State books are selected for their wide appeal, literary value, varied genres, curriculum connections, and multicultural representation.

Math Olympiad
4th and 5th grade students who excel and are passionate about Math can elect to participate in the Math Olympiad club, which meets once a week during lunch and recess.

Wee Mail*
Students grades three through five can apply to assist with the Lower School mail service known as Wee Mail. As part of this service, students are tasked with sorting, stamping, and delivering messages to classrooms prior to the start of the school day. *This has been temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however is expected to resume soon.

Revue
The School’s annual talent and variety show takes place each fall and allows 4th and 5th grade students to take to the stage in a choreographed group number in front of family and friends. Rehearsals are held during recess.

Scouts

Girl Scout Troop 609 welcomes students grades Kindergarten through 12 and meets at The Colorado Springs School on a rotating Friday schedule that brings together students across multiple age groups – from Daisies and Brownies to Juniors, Cadettes and Seniors. Troop 609 has a focus on Engineering and STEM, and offers students opportunities to experience the traditional badge work, community service, and outdoor adventures for which the Girl Scouts is known. Students also sell cookies and dedicate a portion of the proceeds to enhancing the playground and gardens at CSS.

Cub and Boy Scout opportunities exist for students within the CSS community. Several younger students in grades Kindergarten through five participate in Pack 101 at Broadmoor Elementary on Tuesday evenings. Those younger students feed into the pack that meets on Monday nights at CSS. Pack 101 hosts Rocket launches, Pinewood Derby, and outdoor adventures in addition to the pursuit of standard belt loops and badges.