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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 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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August 07, 2019

Reflecting on a World-Class Education

Dear CSS Families, Alumni, Past Parents, Grandparents, and Friends, Isn’t education interesting? The beneficial effects of our work take time to manifest, and sometimes we give our students what they need - not what they want. Complicated, right? Given these factors, how do we know we are excellent at what we do? Consider the following: As we prepare students for an ever-evolving dynamic world, research shows that talented teachers creating authentic and relevant academic...
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July 30, 2019

Welcoming New Hires and New Families for 2019-2020

  Dear CSS Community,     I hope this finds you and your family enjoying a relaxing and fun summer. Although we still have a great deal of summer to enjoy before the Ice Cream Social and the first day of school, we are ready to make the 2019-2020 school year our best year yet. Please read on to familiarize yourself with the newest members of our fantastic faculty and staff, who will begin in early August. New Hires         ...
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June 20, 2019

Full Steam Ahead welcomes middle school students to campus for hands-on summer camp

  Since 2012, The Colorado Springs School has delivered an engaging and enriching middle school summer program that fosters intellectual curiosity and inspires academic achievement through creative explorations in science, the arts, and technology. Recruited through Peak Education, students gain acceptance into the three-week program.     One curriculum track dubbed “The Brain Matters” focuses on the most powerful organ in the human body— the brain....
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June 03, 2019

Students learn about growing food at the CSS garden

The morning after his kindergarten class planted sunflower seeds, Liam M. ’31 ran off the bus and into the classroom to find the cup that held his seed. He bent over and whispered, “I love you, little seed. You’re the best little seed in the whole world.” Sparking that connection and curiosity with nature is the goal behind The Colorado Springs School’s new Adopt-a-Crop program. Students in the Children’s School voted as a class on which crops they wished to plant. Then they were...
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May 26, 2019

Head of School's Charge to the Class of 2019

Graduates, it is time for my charge to you. It is three paragraphs, so hang in there.Four years ago at your 8th grade continuation ceremony, I gave you the concrete advice to get some sleep in high school. Do you remember that? Perhaps I should have been more specific; I did not mean sleep in class or during the day. I meant sleep at night. It took four years to set up that joke. I have no delusions that you’ll sleep much in college so I’m going to try another tact. Try to eat some...
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May 25, 2019

2019 Presentation of Student Awards at Commencement

During the 54th Commencement Exercises, the following awards were bestowed to students.  Longevity Awards The Longevity Award is one that we give to students who have attended The Colorado Springs School for all or almost all of their educational career, since Pre-School, PreKindergarten and Kindergarten.  Enrolled in PreSchool in 2003: Sabryn Shtatman.Enrolled in PreSchool in 2004: Sabrina Jackson.Enrolled in PreKindergarten in 2005: Hannah Gebhardt.Enrolled in...
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May 25, 2019

2019 Presentation of Faculty Awards

During the 54th Commencement Exercises, the three highest faculty awards were presented by Head of School, Mr. Aaron Schubach. The three recipients honored represent a collective 25 years of service to the school. Each are being honored with a major award for the first time in their careers at CSS. Sarah H. Elizabeth Hoiles Outstanding Faculty Award Sarah Hoiles graduated from CSS in the class of 1994 and in July 1997 the school and the Hoiles family established an annual faculty...
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May 25, 2019

2019 Senior Farewell: John Nieman

Aaron Schubach: John Nieman, selected by the class of 2019 to give the senior farewell, has been a student at CSS since 2006 when he joined us as a kindergartner, and he is known for many things.First and foremost, John is a top-notch, motivated student. At Awards Night last week, he was recognized as an AP Scholar with Distinction.  He is also a real leader. He has served as the president of his class for multiple years. On Experience Center Seminars, from Mexico to the Mississippi, John...
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More recent posts

Mr. Sam Johnson the 2019 Founders Day Honoree 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...
» read more
Reflecting on a World-Class Education at The Colorado Springs School August 07, 2019

Reflecting on a World-Class Education

Dear CSS Families, Alumni, Past Parents, Grandparents, and Friends, Isn’t education interesting? The beneficial effects of our work take time to manifest, and sometimes we give our students what they need - not what they want. Complicated, right? Given these factors, how do we...
» read more
July 30, 2019

Welcoming New Hires and New Families for 2019-2020

  Dear CSS Community,     I hope this finds you and your family enjoying a relaxing and fun summer. Although we still have a great deal of summer to enjoy before the Ice Cream Social and the first day of school, we are ready to make the 2019-2020 school year our best year...
» read more
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