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Founded in 1962, The Colorado Springs School (CSS) is an independent day school serving students from PreKindergarten through grade 12. Recognized as the leading independent school in the Pikes Peak region and nestled at the base of the Rockies. The Colorado Springs School’s distinctive experiential education philosophy strikes a balance between innovation and tradition for all grade levels.

CSS – home to more than 330 students – offers a hands-on education with balanced concern for academic, social, emotional, and physical growth. Through superior academics and mentoring, The Colorado Springs School prepares students to think independently and to meet the challenges of a dynamic world with leadership, ingenuity, problem-solving skills, and personal integrity.

The Colorado Springs School prides itself on student engagement. Faculty and staff bring learning to life with project-based units, real-world connections, and student-centered classroom experiences. In addition to teaching, faculty members serve as class and club sponsors, student advisors, and Seminar leaders in our fast-paced, active, school community.

The school is situated on a 28 acre-campus with eight buildings, including several on the historic register.

Learn more about the school's 60-year history here.

The CDI Committee Purpose Statement:

The Community Diversity and Inclusivity Committee of the Board of Trustees promotes and supports diversity, inclusion, and belonging among our community of students, staff, and faculty; provides related recommendations to the Board of Trustees and the Head of School in the spirit of The Colorado Springs School’s mission; and upholds The Colorado Springs School Diversity Statement.


At The Colorado Springs School, we strive to build and maintain a welcoming and just environment where students, families, and educators of all backgrounds thrive. We are committed to celebrating the diversity of our community while working to increase inclusivity and a sense of belonging by providing training and opportunities for open discussion. Through mentoring and education, we aim to learn from and guide each other toward becoming global citizens who respect and understand one another across differences.