Cold Spring School

  • JOYFUL LEARNING! Cold Spring School is a progressive, independent school that welcomes children from diverse backgrounds in multi-grade classrooms from preschool to sixth grade.
  • Small by design, Cold Spring serves about 145 students.
  • Children`s voices are heard and are integral in the process of learning, and a balance of collaboration and independence is intentionally fostered.
  • Teachers create vibrant learning environments where discovery, engagement, and kindness are valued.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$25,200
Tuition NotesPreschool Tuition $15,300 Tuition is inclusive of all books, supplies, and field trips.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorRenuka Gandhi


Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Basketball, Climbing, Fencing, Indoor Soccer, Kayaking, SnowboardingAlpine SkiingBasketball,
Indoor SoccerKayaking,

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • New Haven
    Grades: K-9 | 484 students
    1.8 miles
    50 Loomis Place
    New Haven, CT 06511
    1.8 K-9
  • Hamden
    Grades: NS-12 | 574 students
    2.7 miles
    1108 Whitney Ave
    Hamden, CT 06517
    2.7 NS-12
  • Waterbury
    Grades: PK-12 | 185 students
    18.9 miles
    565 Chase Parkway
    Waterbury, CT 06708
    18.9 PK-12
  • New Haven
    Grades: PK-K | 57 students
    1.9 miles
    150 Highland St
    New Haven, CT 06511
    1.9 PK-K
  • New Haven
    Grades: K-6 | 122 students
    2.1 miles
    830 Whitney Avenue
    New Haven, CT 06511
    2.1 K-6

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
As a parent and an educator, I have seen and been involved with many schools. I can state with great sincerity that Cold Spring School is a truly special place. While schools often like to use the term "community" when describing themselves, Cold Spring actually *lives* community. All children are known and listened to. Classes are multi-grade with two teachers each so differentiation is just the norm for Cold Spring students. It is recognized that children develop academically and socially at different rates and while there are clear benchmarks for each grade level, how a child reaches those benchmarks is an individual journey for each. One of my favorite things about the school is its emphasis on emotional intelligence/ the social curriculum. Children are taught to problem solve, take responsibility for themselves and their own learning and help their classmates do the same. The result-- a school where kids are kind and supportive to/of one another and the adults model inclusion, empathy, curiosity, and support. Cold Spring School is really a one-of-a-kind learning environment and I am so thankful that my children can spend their days of childhood here.
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I have been trying to write a review for Cold Spring School for over a year. It is hard to put into words how wonderful this school is. I transferred my son here part way through his kindergarten year and he blossomed. From the master and associate teachers to the specialty areas to the staff you cannot find a more caring group of individuals who will help your child accomplish academic and social goals. I highly recommend visiting Cold Spring School so that you can experience it and see if it is right for your child.
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