The Colorado Springs School

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 to 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 classes 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 (2021)

  • Top Ranked CO School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 298 students
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling

Top Rankings

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

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
298 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
12%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade
The Colorado Springs School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
49 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
14 students
Number of AP Courses
13 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Advanced Art, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Comparative Government & Politics, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP French Language and Culture, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP United States History
Average SAT score
1326
Average ACT score
28
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition ranges from $13,400 (Preschool), $18,100 (Elementary), $22,200 (Middle School) to $24,300 (High School)
% on Financial Aid
40%
Acceptance Rate
75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Alex Winnicker
Admissions Associate
Hendrika Layton

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

The Colorado Spring School is a college preparatory day, and international school serving students from preschool through high school.
  • Ranked Best 2021 College Prep Private High School in Southern Colorado and #3 in all of Colorado by
    Niche
  • Ranked Best 2021 Private High School in the Colorado Springs Area.
  • Ranked Best 2021 Private Private K-12 School in the Colorado Springs Area and #2 in all of Colorado.
Inspired Learning. Masterful Teaching. Prek-12
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School Reviews

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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 (2021)

  • Top Ranked CO School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 298 students
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Colorado Springs, CO is $7,615 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Colorado Springs, CO is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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