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February 18, 2021

Signature Theatre Program Adapts for Youngest Thespians

Dessert Theatre engages the youngest thespians at The Colorado Springs School in much more than acting. Students in kindergarten through 5th grade explore the world through characters while solving problems and growing their communication skills and confidence. The signature program has been in place for more than four decades. The productions are costumed with lights, sound, set, and props in the 300-seat Louisa Performing Arts Center, where family, friends, teachers, and classmates...
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January 11, 2021

Celebrating the Life & Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Greetings CSS Families,   On Monday, January 18, we will observe Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. It is a day to celebrate his life, his legacy, and his struggle. It is essential that we use this time to reflect on his memory and how, through his life, we have all come to know many privileges and advantages. The heart of Dr. King was to serve humankind. Nobel Peace Prize-winning South African theologian Desmond Tutu said, “Hope is being able to see that there is light...
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December 17, 2020

Tuition Announcement for 2021-2022

    Greetings CSS Families,   Acknowledging both the challenges and adversity felt this year, and likely into 2021, the Board of Trustees has voted not to raise tuition for 2021-2022. Tuition increases ranging from 3-5% are typical for most independent and private schools based on rising expenses, including employee compensation and insurance increases. As a school, 75% of our budget is concentrated on human personnel, dedicated teachers, and staff who masterfully ensure the...
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November 18, 2020

Theatre Students Explore Creative Outlet Through Radio Play

Upper School students at The Colorado Springs School are learning new ways to stretch their voices for their upcoming production, Trap, a mystery-thriller radio play that focuses on sound.  “It’s different from anything I’ve ever done,” senior Whitney R. ‘21 said. “It’s different because so much of what I’ve learned is how we can use our body to fill up space. I like being able to learn how to change every single word to make it sound how I want it to sound. Is it...
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November 03, 2020

8th Graders Use Imaginations to Create Civilizations

The mountain town Pow Wow at 89,500 feet, where residents ski everywhere, and children learn at school how to make skis and design ski runs. Alien-like creatures whose river contains a green liquid called glassay that cures COVID-19 in two days with one gulp. Raindrops that are citizens of a megacloud, where slavery has never existed because they learned what it did to the United States and wish not to repeat those mistakes but to fix them. These are some of the elements of culture that...
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October 21, 2020

Head of School Letter: Family Guidance & Working Together to Keep our School Community On Campus

  Greetings CSS Families,   As we look toward the upcoming months, we want to prioritize in-person learning and interacting together as a community of learners. Students need to be in school. Families want to be together. How can we prioritize both?   Navigating through COVID-19 will take all of us. We need your help to continue in-person learning. We want to avoid any potential outbreak or transmission of the virus on our campus.   We know that your community and extended...
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September 24, 2020

Heading Outdoors to Learn How Data Moves on the Internet

Learning how data moves on the internet meant heading outdoors for 4th grade and for Upper School students in AP Computer Science.The internet is based on a concept called a distributed network. Originally developed during the Cold War as a means of resiliency, this system provides for the extremely high reliability of the internet.For this hands-on lesson, three AP students played the role of network engineers, while 4th graders were packets. Data is transported by packets from their origin...
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September 21, 2020

Head of School Letter: CSS Experiential Education Signature Programs Update

  Greetings CSS Families,   ​When presented with the challenge of COVID-19, schools across the country have had to pivot, hold to their mission, and build community like never before. We are working diligently to provide robust programming in the face of the pandemic. Academic programming has had to shift and through the collective efforts of our community, we are continuing to provide quality experiential learning experiences. Our outdoor education and seminar programs are an...
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September 04, 2020

Students Return to Campus at The Colorado Springs School

The Colorado Springs School welcomed students back to campus for the first time since March, when the school shifted to e-Learning because of the global pandemic. The school features 28 acres for on-campus learning with small class sizes and outdoor classrooms, including pergolas that our community helped build. We are prepared for quick pivots to robust e-Learning with Google Classrooms.Middle School and Upper School began on-campus learning August 24, 2020, then reverted to e-Learning...
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September 02, 2020

Gratitude and Appreciation

  Greetings CSS families,   We have successfully re-opened school during a pandemic. Let that statement settle in. To say we are grateful would be an understatement. We are embarking upon living up to our mission to prepare students for a dynamic world by mitigating risk, re-inventing school events and protocols, examining our educational delivery to provide quality education, and restructuring the school day and its routines to be COVID-friendly. We have embraced all things change...
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January 11, 2021

Celebrating the Life & Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Greetings CSS Families,   On Monday, January 18, we will observe Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. It is a day to celebrate his life, his legacy, and his struggle. It is essential that we use this time to reflect on his memory and how, through his life, we have all come to...
» read more
December 17, 2020

Tuition Announcement for 2021-2022

    Greetings CSS Families,   Acknowledging both the challenges and adversity felt this year, and likely into 2021, the Board of Trustees has voted not to raise tuition for 2021-2022. Tuition increases ranging from 3-5% are typical for most independent and private schools based on...
» read more
Sophomore Haegan M. works on composing music for the radio play with junior Finn November 18, 2020

Theatre Students Explore Creative Outlet Through Radio Play

Upper School students at The Colorado Springs School are learning new ways to stretch their voices for their upcoming production, Trap, a mystery-thriller radio play that focuses on sound.  “It’s different from anything I’ve ever done,” senior Whitney R. ‘21 said. “It’s...
» read more
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