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November 06, 2019

Discover The Colorado Springs School during Open House & All-School Showcase

Curious about The Colorado Springs School? We invite you to learn more during our Open House & All-School Showcase this Saturday, November 9, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The event features robotics, science demonstrations, art, live music and dance, campus tours, global food, and more.  “We host this event in celebration of our school community and the entire Colorado Springs community,” said Joy Maguire-Parsons, Director of Admission. “We simply want to share our beautiful, historic...
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October 31, 2019

Two CSS students win The Gazette's Halloween writing competition

Sisters Xaia Z. ‘26 and Isabelle Z. ‘24 are winners in The Gazette’s 2019 unfinished Halloween story competition, which received more than 300 entries from students across the Pikes Peak region. Sixth grader Xaia won 2nd place, and 8th grader Isabelle won 3rd place. The contest called for 1st through 8th grade students to create a spooky 250-word ending to a Halloween themed story by staff reporter Stephanie Earls. We are so proud of Xaia and Isabelle! Their stories may...
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October 22, 2019

Students of all ages learn from the CSS garden

When 4-year-old Olivia G. ’33 pulled carrots from the garden at The Colorado Springs School, it sparked a newfound interest in the veggie.  “She came home and told us all about it,” said her father, Nick Green. “She showed off her mini carrots and shared them and was proud of them. The garden is making a positive impact and teaching her where food comes from. She’s much more aware.”  Olivia ate carrots before she and her classmates in prekindergarten visited the garden in...
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October 09, 2019

Global adventurer and philanthropist to visit CSS

Global adventurer and philanthropist Leon Logothetis is bringing his message of kindness and the power of human connection to The Colorado Springs School (CSS) at 21 Broadmoor Avenue.  Leon will be visiting campus October 21, 2019, as part of The Kindness Diaries speaking tour. He will present “I See You: The Power Of Human Connection” to students in 5th through 12th grade from 8:10 to 9:10 a.m. in the Louisa Performing Arts Center. The community is invited to join us...
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October 03, 2019

Alumni Feature: Tiffany Williamson Kelly reflects on why her daughter attends CSS

For alumna Tiffany Williamson Kelly, The Colorado Springs School provided more than an education.  “It was like a second home. I loved all of my teachers. I loved being in small classes. I was known really well,” said Kelly ’98, a student from 6th through 12th grade. “It speaks volumes that my daughter goes here now.” Her daughter, Eva, is a 1st grader who joined the school in prekindergarten after she and her family moved from Philadelphia. Eva sometimes asks her mother if she...
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October 01, 2019

2019 State of the School Presentation and Annual Fund Challenge

Dear CSS Families and Alumni,  Last month, we began the start of school with the State of the School presentation, and I welcomed new and returning families to the opening of our 57th school year. The screencast shared below is a recap of that presentation which proudly speaks about the school’s history, enrollment growth, school-wide goals. Please watch (and share) the State of the School presentation. As has always been the case, The Colorado Springs School...
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September 24, 2019

2019 Founders' Day Ceremony: Retired Science Teacher Sam Johnson inducted into Hall of Fame

Retired Science Teacher Sam Johnson was inducted into the Hall of Fame on Friday, September 20, 2019, during the Founders’ Day ceremony. Below are highlights from the ceremony.  Mr. Aaron Schubach: Good morning and welcome to our 2019 Founders’ Day celebration. I’m Aaron Schubach, the Head of CSS.  This tradition, one of my favorite annual events, began in 2009. This ceremony and alumni reunion that is held this weekend gives us a chance to reflect on who we are as an...
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September 09, 2019

Alumni teach hands-on math lesson with giant sundial they created

Driving cross-country from California to Florida, alumnus Max Fagin ‘06 took a break at The Colorado Springs School to make sure the giant sundial outside of the El Pomar Academic Center is still accurate. He, along with classmate Tyler Boschert ‘07 and others, began the project in 2006 during an Experience-Centered Seminar on archeoastronomy.  Boschert, a patent attorney in Denver, joined Fagin on Thursday to help with calculations. They also saw it as an opportunity to engage...
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September 18, 2019

Sam Johnson to be inducted into the CSS Hall of Fame

Two decades after graduating from The Colorado Springs School, Shannon O’Keefe remembers the impact her Upper School Science Teacher Sam Johnson had on her.  “We’d go on these Experience-Centered Seminars, and he would see a roadcut, somewhere a road had been cut into a hillside. We’d pull over and 15 of us would pile out of a van on the side of some random road in Utah or Arizona and examine the rock in this roadcut. We were doing geology,” said O’Keefe, an emergency physician in...
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September 05, 2019

Announcing Mr. Sam Johnson as the 2019 Founders' Day Hall of Fame Honoree

FOUNDERS’ DAY HALL OF FAME CEREMONY Friday, September 20, 2019, 10:00 a.m. Welcome Breakfast & 11:00 a.m. Ceremony    Louisa Performing Arts Center  Audience: 5th - 12th Grade, Alumni, Parents, and Special Guests  Honoring the school’s founders with awards presented to alumni and past faculty/staff. This year’s honoree shines a spotlight on the school’s dedication to the veteran teacher, Mr. Sam Johnson, who retired in 2016.  In...
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Sisters Xaia Z., left, '26 and Isabelle Z. '24 are winners in The Gazette's 2019 October 31, 2019

Two CSS students win The Gazette's Halloween writing competition

Sisters Xaia Z. ‘26 and Isabelle Z. ‘24 are winners in The Gazette’s 2019 unfinished Halloween story competition, which received more than 300 entries from students across the Pikes Peak region. Sixth grader Xaia won 2nd place, and 8th grader Isabelle won 3rd place. The...
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Four-year-old Olivia G. ’33 holds up a carrot from the school garden. October 22, 2019

Students of all ages learn from the CSS garden

When 4-year-old Olivia G. ’33 pulled carrots from the garden at The Colorado Springs School, it sparked a newfound interest in the veggie.  “She came home and told us all about it,” said her father, Nick Green. “She showed off her mini carrots and shared them and was proud of them. The...
» read more
Leon Logothetis will be visiting campus October 21, 2019, as part of The Kindnes October 09, 2019

Global adventurer and philanthropist to visit CSS

Global adventurer and philanthropist Leon Logothetis is bringing his message of kindness and the power of human connection to The Colorado Springs School (CSS) at 21 Broadmoor Avenue.  Leon will be visiting campus October 21, 2019, as part of The Kindness Diaries speaking tour. He will...
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