Colorado Springs School

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Colorado Springs School

Colorado Springs School

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location type grades students int’l s-f ratio class SAT avg SSAT TOEFL
Colorado Spr, CO co-ed PK-12 300 N/A 6:1 18 1326 N/A 80-85

The Colorado Springs School is a college preparatory, day and international school serving students from preschool through high school. CSS programs blend tradition and innovation throughout the educational program to provide students the premium education experience in Southern Colorado. Through superior academics and mentoring, The Colorado Springs School prepares students to think independently and to meet the needs of a dynamic world with leadership, ingenuity, problem-solving skills, and personal integrity. Located in scenic Colorado Springs, CO, the campus is on 28 acres with 8 buildings encompassing classrooms, media labs, performance theatre, art studios, library, field house (gym), sports field, and cafeteria.


When educators at CSS talk about experiential education they mean many things. Most centrally, we mean that a CSS education is a student-centered education. Teachers carefully create opportunities inside and outside the classroom that engage students as active participants in the learning process. This helps them absorb and synthesize information at a deeper level, making connections between what they learn with what is happening in the “real world.”

Special Highlights

RULER: Social & Emotional Literacy. In our small classes, seminars, and our Middle and Upper School advisory programs, faculty help students develop their social and emotional skills by creating environments where students work in partnership with others toward a mutual goal.

Creative Dramatics. Beginning in Children’s School, our developmentally-appropriate creative dramatics program and Dessert Theatre curriculum give each and every student a chance to learn lines, understand character and plot, and work as part of a team in creating real theatrical productions. These experiences increase in complexity and duration and build toward the Middle School and Upper School drama and production classes. The stage becomes a familiar and well-loved place for CSS students, enriching their education experience.

Top colleges attended by students

Columbia University, Carnegie Mellon, Cornell University, University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Tufts University, University of Pennsylvania, Williams College, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

What the school looks for in students…

“Our students are thinkers and problem solvers, and find themselves and their purpose as they engage in all academic, club and athletic activities. Our students are confident, collaborative, innovative and ready for the world.”