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Middle School Adventures During Seminar II

Prior to spring break, students in 6th through 8th grades embarked on Seminar II of CSS's three-part signature Middle School program, which provides in-depth, hands-on learning opportunities beyond the campus walls. Adventures included canyoneering in Utah; exploring how people recreate despite the harsh winter conditions; learning how rockets and planes fly; understanding the social history of traditional U.S. foods; and digital photography and design.

Middle Schoolers attend three seminars per year at The Colorado Springs School. Seminar I is community bonding for all students as they camp together with faculty and staff and participate in a number of team-building exercises. For Seminars II & III, students are tasked with selecting from educational topics that align with their unique interests and goals, with subjects ranging from Outdoor Education, Arts, and Social/Current Issues to STEM and Life Skills. The entire Middle School Seminar experience culminates with an 8th-grade Walkabout, a nine-day exploration of Utah’s canyon and river country, emphasizing leadership lessons and growth.

Learn more about hands-on seminars offered across all grade levels at CSS.