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Experiential Education

In the Lower School, we embrace the concept of learning by doing both within and beyond the classroom walls. Two key components of our experiential education program are Fall Adventure and Colorado Expedition. Students travel throughout Colorado on curriculum-based trips designed to teach academic principles and life lessons through firsthand experience.

Fall Adventure
Students in the Lower School participate in Fall Adventure for community-building activities that draw on classroom lessons and provide opportunities for grade-level classes to spend time together in different ways as they grow their relationships at the beginning of the academic year. Further, Fall Adventure provides the opportunity for students to expand their comfort zones while engaging in problem-solving and collaboration with classmates.

Colorado Expedition
In the spring, students study the early cultures of Colorado, which are highlighted during Colorado Expedition. Grade level classes travel locally and out of town to experience our State's history firsthand. For example, PreKindergarten students may explore facets of the CSS campus, such as the pond, to examine and learn about the animals that live there, and attend hands-on educational lessons led by groups such as the Catamount Institute. Fifth graders may camp at and explore Mesa Verde National Park, known for its well-preserved Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings.