Choosing CSS

Through superior academics and mentoring, The Colorado Springs School prepares students to think independently and to meet the challenges of a dynamic world with leadership, ingenuity, problem-solving skills, and personal integrity.

An independent school education requires a significant investment of a family’s resources. We look forward to helping you explore a CSS education for your child and family. At CSS, personal engagement is the norm! Our students are thinkers and problem-solvers. They find themselves and their purpose by engaging in academics, clubs and athletic activities. CSS students discover the real world through experiential and hands-on learning — enabling them to become critical thinkers and entrepreneurs, not just test-takers. Our students are confident, collaborative, innovative and prepared to succeed in this dynamic and ever-changing world.

“At CSS, we know and value every child, support them as needed, encourage them to stretch beyond their comfort zones, and give them ample opportunity to grow in myriad ways — as they prepare for kindergarten, elementary, middle, high school, college and beyond.”

We believe every child has the right to learn in an individual, unique way

That’s why we create an environment where students can cultivate their passions and realize their potential. We believe every student deserves to meet the world with ingenuity, critical thinking and personal integrity. CSS students are inspired and aspire to make a difference.

We balance tradition and innovation

Our committed teachers, dynamic and applicable curriculum, small classes, and authentic, real-world seminars reach and teach students in ways traditional educational environments cannot. At CSS, students learn actively, collaborate with their teachers and peers, present their work for review in a variety of media, and take time to reflect on their experiences. Our teachers share feedback frequently and are invested in their students' success and in our learning community.

We are proudly independent

The Colorado Springs School has proudly served the Pikes Peak Region for more than 50 years. We are the only college-preparatory, day, and international school serving students in preschool through high school in Colorado Springs.

Numerous national studies show the advantages of Preschool-Grade 12 schools for students at all grade levels. The continuity of teachers, classmates, programs and expectations has been found to enhance the academic, social and emotional development of students, leading to greater academic achievement, improved self-esteem and confidence.