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The Colorado Springs School Photo #1 - The Colorado Springs School is PreK-12 college-preparatory day and international school nestled in the heart of Broadmoor.
The Colorado Springs School Photo #2 - CSS offers individualized attention to students, with student to teacher ratios ranging from as little as 8:1 in PreK to a maximum of 18:1 in grades 1 through 12.
The Colorado Springs School Photo #3 - CSS students are active participants in learning and benefit more than students in traditional, passive educational environments. All students, from the Children's School through Upper School, participate in experiential programs off campus each academic year.
The Colorado Springs School Photo #4 - CSS graduates are prepared to succeed in college and in life. The Class of 2021 earned $3.4 million in Merit Scholarships and Awards, with 100% matriculating to colleges throughout the nation and around the world.
The Colorado Springs School Photo #5 - The Children`s School is where each child`s college preparation begins. We aim to spark student's innate curiosity, instill confidence, and encourage them to reach their full potential.
The Colorado Springs School Photo #6 - At CSS, the arts are of equal importance to core subject matters and allow our students to develop an appreciation for process-based discovery and innovation while building confidence and self-assurance.
The Colorado Springs School Photo #7 - The Colorado Springs School is home to competitive athletic teams both at the Upper and Middle School levels, with offerings ranging from mountain biking, soccer and volleyball to tennis, cross country, basketball and lacrosse.
The Colorado Springs School Photo #8 - The school offers one-way and round-trip bus transportation to students at various locations throughout the Pikes Peak region.
The Colorado Springs School Photo #9 - Students at CSS forge lifetime friendships with their classmates.
The Colorado Springs School Photo #10 - Middle School and High School Mountain Biking Team.
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.
Learning is grounded in experience.  By delivering challenging academic material through traditional and experiential settings, The Colorado Springs School offers our students hands-on and practical opportunities to learn more thoroughly, to retain information longer, and to apply it in new settings.
This deliberate approach to teaching also offers students opportunities to learn more about themselves, others, and the world.
Building on strong, supportive relationships afforded by small class sizes and a safe environment, we advance each student's personal and academic growth.
We teach to a higher standard than the common core.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked CO School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 300 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / Feb. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Colorado Springs School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Colorado for:

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Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1962

Student Body

Total Students
300 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
40%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade
The Colorado Springs School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
63 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
48%
Average Class Size
18 students
Number of AP Courses
10 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
https://cdn.usa.digistormhosting.com/css-us-co-771-website/documents/US-Curriculum-Guide-2021-2022.pdf?mtime=20210820155408&focal=none
Average SAT score
1328
Average ACT score
27
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15 / Feb. 15 / rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition ranges from $14,500 (PreK), $19,000 (Children\'s), $23,000 (Middle School) to $25,000 (Upper School)
% on Financial Aid
40%
Admissions Director
Alex Winnicker
Admissions Associate
Brooke Kelly-Rawls

Sports

Total Sports Offered
7 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
23 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Art Club, Book Club, Disc Golf, Forum (Student Body Association), Garage Band, Judicial Council, Kodiaks Investing, MatchWits, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, Outdoor Adventure Club, Poetry Club, Robotics Team, Ultimate Frisbee, Upstagers, World Cultures

Arts and Music Programs:
Art, Band, Ceramics, Glass, Pep Band, Theater, Vocal Ensemble

School Notes

Recognized as the top choice school by Niche.com and nestled in the shadows of Pikes Peak, The Colorado Springs School`s distinctive educational philosophy strikes a balance between innovation and tradition.

CSS is a PreK-12th grade school of approximately 300 students. Founded 60 years ago, The Colorado Springs School offers a hands-on education with balanced concern for students` academic, social, emotional, and physical growth.
  • Ranked #2 2021 Best Private K-12 School in Colorado
  • Ranked #1 2021 Best Prep Private High School in Colorado Springs and #3 in Colorado
To learn more, visit us in person or virtually and Discover the CSS Difference.
Source: Verified school update

School Reviews

5  
We moved to Colorados Springs so that our two high school aged daughters could attend the Upper School. We chose this school for its academic rigor and amazing experiential learning program. We wanted our girls to be well rounded, develop their soft skills and meet life with kindness and integrity. The school community embraced us immediately. Both of my daughters ran cross country for the first time in their lives and their team went to state. One of my daughters is going to try basketball. The kids are encouraged to participate no matter their prior experience. Our daughters are thriving academically and socially and we could not be happier parents.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked CO School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 300 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / Feb. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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