Transportation

The Colorado Springs School offers one-way and round-trip bus transportation at various locations throughout the region for students in Kindergarten through grade 12. A late bus also runs for 5th-12th grade students participating in athletics or theatre programs. All drivers are tested annually on driving skills and vehicle inspection measures, as well as the importance of overall awareness of their surroundings.

Code of Conduct
Bus Routes & Pricing
School Cancellations & Delays

Code of Conduct

Students’ behavior on CSS school buses/vans can directly affect their safety and the safety of others. Bus riders are expected to adhere to a one-page code of conduct and are asked to read and adhere to these expectations.

Bus Routes & Pricing

Bus routes are reviewed annually and several considerations are assessed, including, parent/student convenience, shifting demographics, traffic patterns, safety and security, and demand for ridership. Pricing ranges from $1,800 and $600, with locations and times subject to change depending upon ridership. A multi-student discount of $100 per student is available if two or more students per family ride the bus.

School Cancellations & Delays

The Colorado Springs School is a PreK through 12 independent day school annually serving families across a 35 zip code radius and growing. Some Kodiak families may drive up to 45-minutes each way to reach CSS's 28-acre campus in the Broadmoor area, and the School's buses currently travel as far as 30 minutes north and east. Decisions pertaining to School delays and cancellations are strictly circumstantial and are made with any variety of the following factors in mind:

  • Travel conditions on major roadways
  • Availability of CSS buses and drivers, particularly when School vehicles are also being used for athletic competitions and off-site field trips such as Mountain Caravan, Experience-Centered Seminar, Seminars, Fall Adventure, and Colorado Expedition
  • Conversations with key parties from area school districts
  • The status of other school delays and cancellations as reported by the Flash Alert Newswire across multiple communities, including Public School Districts 12, 11, 20, 3, 49, 38, 8, and 14, as well as local charter and private schools

Deliberations among members of the School's leadership team and Facilities Office begin as soon as the possibility for inclement weather has been announced. Decisions are not made lightly and take into account several or all of the factors listed above. Every inclement weather day is situational, and we strive to ensure that families are safe while balancing the impact that missing school may have on academic learning and growth. Although the context for snow in our area is challenging, we look to make each decision with student well-being and learning at the forefront. We appreciate each family's support and partnership whenever a decision is made or not made to delay or cancel school.

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